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September 5, 2013 at 6:53 AM

Thursday Memo: Attention, pot shoppers … Rain … Stubbs the cat

Pot stores, bargain and coupons: So when marijuana shops open across the state, will we see inserts in Sunday papers advertising: “Best Weed in Town” or “Two Ounces for the Price of One”? Or maybe clip-out coupons? Will marijuana shops have Facebook pages? Just sayin’.

Rain’s a comin’: At least that’s what we and the Weather Service have said.  There was some lightning in places overnight, and there are reports of rain, thunder and lightning already this morning. A downpour or two is expected later today — especially tonight and into tomorrow before things start to clear up by Saturday. Could see some sun Sunday, too. Cross thy fingers.

Outpouring of sympathy for Stubbs the cat, honorary mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska. We mentioned earlier this week that Stubbs had been viciously attacked by a dog. He’s holding his own (he can sit up and eat and drink), but he was in pretty bad shape following the attack. Stubbs garnered many fans across the country and became a media star when he became mayor of this town, which is said to be the model for the television series “Northern Exposure.” Tourists would visit the general store where he hung out most of the time. Folks in Talkeetna, 115 miles north of Anchorage, are hoping for his recovery.

Stubbs, the honorary mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska, lies on a tarp in an alley in in this June 2012 photo. Mayor Stubbs, 15, got the worst of it in an Aug. 31. clash with a dog. He is recovering at a veterinarian's office in Wasilla. Talkeetna is a tourist town near Denali National Park. (AP Photo/Sandy Bubar, File)

Stubbs, the honorary mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska, lies on a tarp in an alley in in this June 2012 photo. Mayor Stubbs, 15, got the worst of it in an Aug. 31. clash with a dog. He is recovering at a veterinarian’s office in Wasilla. Talkeetna is a tourist town near Denali National Park. (AP Photo/Sandy Bubar, File)

Fire destroys church in Pierce County: A house and car nearby also were burned in what authorities are investigating as possible arsons. The fires occurred in Midland, which is south of Tacoma, just north of Highway 512. KING5 has the story.

Sports news: Sounders win 1-0 at home in match against Chivas. Mariners beat Royals 6-4 in Kansas City.

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


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