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August 30, 2013 at 6:34 AM

Friday Memo: Chased by troopers at 91 … Sunny weekend … Pot poll

Not too old too speed: A 91-year-old Washington state man from Toppenish reached speeds of 80 miles an hour while being chased by troopers on a closed section of Interstate 84 in Oregon yesterday before spike strips shredded his tires and he came to a stop. It’s not clear what was going on, but at least no one was hurt.

The Hawks won another pre-season game, but more important, the Mariners won yesterday, ending a six-game losing streak. We suppose you take what you can get.

Some rainstorm yesterday, eh? Thunder and lighting all over the place, some minor flooding and the rain caused part of a Kent warehouse roof to collapse.

The feds say they won’t challenge the state’s new marijuana law as long as we keep our noses clean and follow it to the letter. Are you glad the Department of Justice has taken this stance on the law? Vote in our poll.

In case you’re living on the moon … Bumbershoot 2013 begins tomorrow at Seattle Center. The annual arts and music blowout continues through Labor Day.

Speaking of umbrellas, you probably won’t need one at Bumbershoot because there’s no rain in the forecast through Labor Day.

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Memo light: | Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman

Nick Provenza: 206-464-2142 or nprovenza@seattletimes.com


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