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March 5, 2014 at 6:34 AM

Wednesday Memo: Wet days ahead … Waterfront ideas … First pot license

wed_weatherRain today, rain tomorrow: National Weather Service says the rain may let up a bit later today, but it’s not going away. And it’s not going away on Thursday either as a series of Pacific storms roll into Washington. Looking ahead to the weekend? Sunday looks like the better day for outdoor activities.

Can you imagine? A Seattle waterfront with nine acres of public plazas, terraced gardens, sea spray and a seasonal swimming-pool barge — complete with hot tubs and changing rooms? Landscape architect James Corner can — and has. He’s been working with local architects at The Miller Hull Partnership and city officials over the past 18 months to refine the design and will present his idea at the Fisher Pavilion at Seattle Center at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Another idea for the waterfront is a gondola that would carry passengers from the Great Wheel up to the Convention Center. But when anyone gets a start on making these ideas reality could depend on Bertha, the tunnel machine than won’t budge, getting started.

How appropriate: Washington state’s first legal marijuana license is going to a guy named Green. Sean Green, a medical marijuana dispensary operator from Spokane, is scheduled to get his producer-processor license under the state’s recreational pot law at the Liquor Control Board meeting in Olympia on Wednesday morning. Green is the chief executive of Spokane’s Kouchlock Productions — a company named for the phenomenon of being too stoned to get off the couch. Couch lock. Locked to the couch. Slow this morning, aren’t we?

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