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May 2, 2014 at 7:11 AM

Friday Memo: Mostly mellow May Day … sinking street … pot-store lottery … M’s win

Demonstrators, many in masks, weaved through downtown for several hours until ending up on Capitol Hill late Thursday night. There were 10 arrests. The window of a Metro bus was broken and a car was damaged. An earlier march for immigration rights and wage reforms attracted hundreds of people, and was largely peaceful. (Erika Schultz / The Seattle Times)

Demonstrators, many in masks, weaved through downtown for several hours until ending up on Capitol Hill late Thursday night. There were 10 arrests. The window of a Metro bus was broken and a car was damaged. An earlier march for immigration rights and wage reforms attracted hundreds of people and was largely peaceful. (Erika Schultz / The Seattle Times)

Quiet May Day: Officers made 10 arrests during May Day activities on Thursday, according to a report from Seattle police. The march earlier in the afternoon from Judkins Park to Westlake Park went off without incident. Several pre-march speakers addressed Mayor Ed Murray’s plan to gradually raise the minimum wage in Seattle to $15 an hour. Later in the evening, a core group of protesters gathered at Seattle Central College. After that, there wasn’t much of a plan. Demonstrators wandered from Capitol Hill to downtown and back up to Capitol Hill. Police dispersed the thinning crowd around midnight.

From bad to worse: Check out this video of a street collapsing in Baltimore. The slide swallowed a streetlight and more than half a dozen cars. No one was injured. Officials say people who live on the block may have to be kept out of their homes for up to 40 days.

Going green: The state announced the winners of the pot-store lottery on Thursday.  “Some of the big hitters didn’t fare well, so people will be scrambling. Today is the beginning of the actual ‘green rush,’ ” Ryan Kunkel said. He won the lottery for a store in Ocean Shores.

Yankee Stadium? No big deal: Rookie lefty Roenis Elias pitched seven solid innings as the Mariners beat the Yankees in New York, for their fifth win in the last six games. “The young man threw a tremendous game, that’s for sure,” Seattle Manager Lloyd McClendon said. “We’d thought he’d be OK in this atmosphere. This is a tough venue.”  So much for the tradition of Yankee Stadium. As Elias said through a translator: “It’s just baseball.”  The M’s head to Houston today.

Run outside. NOW: The sunshine is expected to last for a few more hours, but clouds will be coming in this afternoon, followed by rain, according to the National Weather Service forecast. Dark skies will stick around for the weekend and into next week.

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