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October 29, 2011 at 10:00 AM

The Morning Memo / Saturday: Suicide attack kills 13 Americans, Viadoom ends

Weather: Mid-50s, mostly clear and sunny, with only a slight chance of rain. What more can you ask for on a Saturday in late October here in the Pacific Northwest? If you’re one of those people who loves to be out in nature (and we know you’re around), don’t procrastinate — Sunday’s forecast is showing certain rain. Monday should be drier but colder, with lows nearing the 30s. So bundle up those trick-or-treaters. Get all the details here.

Traffic: Viadoom will end sometime midday today, the state Department of Transportation promises. That’s nearly two full days early, if you’re keeping score. So far this morning, traffic’s been light and moving right along in the region.

Suicide attack: Thirteen American troops were killed in Kabul today, when a Taliban suicide bomber rammed a van into an armored NATO bus, the Associated Press is reporting. No word yet on where the soldiers were from.

Good news: In case you missed it, April Lutz, the girl randomly attacked in a Snohomish High School bathroom and stabbed more than 20 times on Monday, is expected to leave the hospital today.

Power is back: If you’re reading this and live in the Richmond Beach area, you probably already know you were among the 3,000 or so people without power for as long as four hours this morning.  A downed line was the culprit.

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  4. WWU admissions chief placed on leave
  5. Alaskan Way Viaduct to reopen midday Saturday

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