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November 21, 2011 at 7:00 AM

The Morning Memo / Monday: Cockfighting, Seattle Mariner slain, more rain

Weather: Wet, wet, and more wet. (We said rain, right?) The temp will almost reach 50, but the chance of rain during the day is 100 percent and 80 percent tonight. If that isn’t enough moisture for you, Tuesday calls for more rain, heavy at times, and wind up to 30 mph for a spell. It’s expected to be warmer though with a high of 54. We’ll take that. The details.

Traffic: The rain means slick roads so be extra cautious out there. The map and the cams.

Greg Halman

Big news of the day is among the saddest: The slaying of Mariner outfielder Greg Halman in The Netherlands. His brother has been arrested in connection with the stabbing.

Cockfighting: We don’t know why some people consider cockfighting a “sport,” but our story on the 17 men busted in Monroe for either promoting it or watching it sure got our attention. Story says it’s part of the culture in some parts of the world. Obviously it’s part of our culture now, too.

Clam digging this weekend. The state has given the OK for razor clam digging Friday and Saturday on some beaches on the Washington coast.

Governor’s budget & Seattle’s budget: Gov. Chris Gregoire is expected to release her proposed budget today and the Seattle City Council could pass a budget today.

Most-read stories on seattletimes.com this morning: 

  1. What killed a debt deal: Sliver of hope slips away
  2. Mariners outfielder Greg Halman murdered in Rotterdam
  3. State scrambles to fight tree die-offs
  4. Watching the Seahawks defense is great entertainment
  5. Firefighter critically injured at scene of rollover accident on I-5

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