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August 22, 2014 at 7:13 AM

Friday Memo: Avoid 99 … Pot buses won’t roll … Pre-Beast Mode … Grizzly comeback

Slow going: If you haven’t been paying attention this week, Seattle DOT is closing Highway 99 for four days. Because they think traffic might be lower, they decided to add a pothole repair near North 40th Street on Tuesday. Hey, why not? That’s how we (don’t) roll: In case you were planning…

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July 18, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Spider fire, and other stuff you might have missed this (and last) week

Bats? Spiders? Giant snails? Mysterious human skulls? No, it’s not Halloween. But it is a different kind of holiday, if you will: the triumphant return of the offbeat-news roundup, after a week’s hiatus. To celebrate, I give you The Weird News Double-Week Double Whammy! Two weeks’ worth of weirdness, jam-packed into one easy-to-digest list.

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Comments | More in List, Roundups, Weird news | Topics: bats, Bellevue, brains

March 14, 2014 at 6:20 AM

Legislature passes bill to allow hash sales

The Associated Press Washington state’s Legislature has passed a bill to allow sales of marijuana concentrates like hash oil at state-licensed pot shops. House Bill 2304 also tweaks Washington’s legal marijuana law to allow marijuana processors to sell to other processors. For example, a processor who specializes in making marijuana extracts could provide those to bakers who…

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January 27, 2014 at 6:09 AM

Monday Memo: Macklemore wins big … ‘Beast Mode’ pot … Pioneer Square shootings

Not too shabby for Macklemore: You may have heard that the rapper along with producer Ryan Lewis won four Grammys last night. That’s the most Grammys ever won by a Seattle act. Some pot with a real kick? Bartenders do it for drinks so why not marijuana sellers. A pot vender has named…

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January 1, 2014 at 9:28 AM

Wednesday Memo: Seawall costs rise … Pot predictions … Minimum wage rises

Happy New Year! Weather: National Weather Service forecast Seawall price going up:  Seattle transportation officials say the estimated costs associated with replacing the seawall project have grown from $300 million to about $330 million over the past year. The rising costs were known to some officials last summer, but are only now being…

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Comments | More in Morning Memo | Topics: $330 million, $9.32, economy

December 22, 2013 at 9:14 AM

Sunday memo: Missing man … Holiday tokin’ … Seahawks at home

Man missing: Issaquah police are reporting that an 84-year-old man with Alzheimer’s  has been missing from his Issaquah home since Saturday evening. Joseph Douret left his home to get some food for dinner and had not returned to his house as of early Sunday morning. Information should be directed to the Issaquah Police on-duty patrol…

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December 3, 2013 at 7:32 AM

Oregon students tend pot growing operation, get paid in pot, say police

WEST LINN, Ore. (AP) — Police say they have busted a pot ring linked to West Linn High School. Investigators believe a 51-year-old man hired high school students to tend his marijuana growing operation and paid them in marijuana. They also say marijuana was sold at the school through a network of student dealers. Police raided the…

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Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: grow operation, high school students, Ore.

October 30, 2013 at 7:56 PM

Liquor Control Board eyes ban on pot use in bars, clubs

OLYMPIA — Washington’s Liquor Control Board wants to make sure people aren’t using marijuana in bars and nightclubs. The board on Wednesday filed a draft rule that would explicitly ban any business with a liquor license from allowing marijuana use on site. Among the board’s concerns is that people who use marijuana in combination with alcohol…

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