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The Dude didn’t abide: Some applying to sell marijuana claim they were unfairly disqualified from the licensing lottery. One prospective pot seller neglected to sign required documents. “All they had to do was say, ‘Hey, Derek, did you realize these letters aren’t signed?’” he said.

It’s a little late, but, we’ll oblige: “Hey Derek, did you realize it’s a bad idea to toke when filling out paperwork?”

Kids these days: Family psychologist John Rosemond is unhappy with a Wall Street Journal column that finds little harm to kids’ brain development in using social media, citing his observation of teens looking at a smartphone and answering an adult with two- and three-word sentences.

Rosemond forgets that kids have answered adults with two- and three-word sentences since they were holding iRocks and smartsticks.

Hot, hot, hot: Forecasters expect temperatures in the region to reach into the 80s later this week.

For those in Western Washington unfamiliar with that number in terms of temperature, we’re not talking about a 70 percent chance of Duran Duran and Bill Cosby sweaters.

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