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December 5, 2013 at 6:44 AM

Thursday Memo: Tragic fire … $15 wage poll … Plentiful pot plan

A Fox Island fire claims two: A father and his young daughter are missing and presumed dead in their home that was engulfed in flames overnight. The rest of the family was able to make it out safely.

A $15 minimum wage in Seattle? Now that SeaTac has a $15 minimum wage, noise is being made to increase the minimum wage in Seattle. This has always been a hot topic. Would you approve increasing the minimum wage to $15 in Seattle? Vote in our poll.

More pot stores? Seattle City attorney Pete Holmes wants to increase the number of marijuana stores in Seattle from 21 to 50. He says he wants the voter-approved marijuana law to succeed, and without more stores, the state risks pushing customers over to the illegal marijuana market. Specifically, he wants to relax the way the state measures the buffer between pot businesses and prohibited areas frequented by kids.

The body of the man who was buried in feed corn when a silo gave way in Roy has been recovered. The 44-year-old man, Steve Green, was the father of three daughters and a son.

Death to snails: All this cold has at least one benefit. It’s killing  invasive snails that threaten native species in a lake near Olympia. Fish and Wildlife folks say they’d be happy if the low temperatures kill even half of the unwanted critters. By the way, these aren’t for-eating snails for a lot of reasons, including that fact that they’re only about the size of a grain of rice. The Olympian has the story.

Weather? Cold through the weekend. National Weather Service forecast

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  4. UW’s next coach won’t be Jim Mora: UCLA announces six-year extension
  5. Nigerian man survives 3 days at bottom of Atlantic

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

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