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May 29, 2014 at 5:53 AM

‘The Weed Fairy’ visits Seattle, gives out pot

By MANUEL VALDES Associated Press A woman who calls herself the “Weed Fairy” distributed free nuggets of marijuana to people in Seattle over Memorial Day weekend, taping the free pot on fliers around a city neighborhood. The woman, 23-year-old Yeni Sleidi, says does it to amuse people and to give them a break from everyday stress. She said 50…


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May 26, 2014 at 10:46 AM

Monday Memo: Recalling a Mount Rainier rescue … Memorial Day events … Folklife’s finale

Weather: In the 60s, sun, and possibly some intermittent showers. Remembering a Mount Rainier rescue: Over Memorial Day weekend in 1964, a Des Moines man and five climbing partners were forced to hunker down for two nights at a steam cave at the summit. Read his recollections of  the blizzard that trapped them and the…


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May 27, 2013 at 9:48 AM

Monday Memo: Bridge removal begins … Baby in freezer … Sounders, Storm trounced

  Broken bridge removal begins: The removal of the two cars that plunged into the  water along with pieces of the broken bridge has begun. State officials say a new bridge over the Skagit River north of Mount Vernon could open by mid-June. It’s a temporary bridge, but even so, that’s darn fast.  How many…


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May 20, 2013 at 3:35 PM

Giving a hand to senior veterans and their spouses

Small care packages and home safety checks for senior veterans are a Memorial Day present from Emeritus Senior Living, the large Seattle-based company announced, with a request for people to recommend a senior veteran or veteran spouse for the “Heroes Emeritus” program. The care packages will include nightlights, first-aid kits, medication management containers, healthy snacks, water…


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May 28, 2012 at 9:10 AM

Morning Memo/Monday: Memorial Day closures, gun violence, veterans education

Weather: It’s already slightly drizzly this morning across the Seattle-area, with a 30 percent chance of showers through the evening. The rain is expected to last throughout the week.  The National Weather Service forecast. Traffic: Delays are expected on I-90 for the holiday weekend, between Cle Elum and Easton and between the town of Hyak and…


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