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November 14, 2011 at 7:00 AM

The Morning Memo / Monday: Sunny tomorrow, woman & pit bull shot, plastic bags

Weather:  Well, there’s only a 30 percent chance of showers today and mostly cloudy. We can live with that. The high is going to be near 50, which is OK for November, right? Tuesday… PARTLY SUNNY. Yes! Wednesday, though, 90 percent chance of rain. Go figure. The details..

Traffic: Five cars were involved in a crash on I-405 northbound at Northeast 44th Street near Renton shortly before 6 this morning. Traffic was starting to back up, but all lanes were open by 6:09. Other traffic details.

UPDATE: The woman who was shot died this morning.
Is this a scene out of a movie? It might be if it weren’t so serious. A woman is in critical condition in a Tacoma hospital after a bit of a shootout with Pierce County sheriff’s deputies Sunday. The deputies’ account: They stop her for driving crazily in a parking lot. She speeds away. They stop her again, she pulls a gun and fires at them, they return fire and hit her. Then a pitbull jumps out of her car, and they shoot it dead. My …

Missing boy: The story on Sky Metalwala, who’s been missing for more than a week continues. Bellevue police retraced the area where the toddler was first reported missing, and they received some new tips. Nevertheless, there’s little news. The national media are continuing to follow the story, including the Today show, which aired a segment this morning. Likely to be more news conferences with police today.

Native-American gallery does more than sell art. George Miller is working on a T-shirt design he hopes to market as an artist at the Chief Seattle Club. (Photo by Dean Rutz / The Seattle Times)

Staff reporter Lynda Mapes has a fine story on the Ron Hilbert Gallery at the Chief Seattle Club, which was formed1970 and is the only social-service agency in Seattle/King County devoted exclusively to the needs of Native American, First Nations and Alaska Native people.

Very sad, those fatal crashes, one yesterday in Lake City and the other Friday on Whidbey Island.

Seattle council may ban plastic bags (Earlier in the day, this post mistakenly referred to the 2008 effort regarding plastic bags which would have put a 20 cent fee on bag use. That’s wrong. No such thing this go around.)

Most-read stories this morning on

  1. 2 killed, 3 injured in fiery crash on Lake City Way
  2. Beefed-up Border Patrol jolts farmers, cows | Ron Judd
  3. Huskies get test from Florida Atlantic before winning 77-71
  4. Seahawks start fresh with a complete performance
  5. Marshawn Lynch brings ‘Beast Mode’ back in Seahawks victory | Steve Kelley



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