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November 17, 2011 at 7:11 AM

The Morning Memo / Thursday: Snow in Everett, big Boeing sale, UW rally

Weather: Slushy snow in Everett this morning. Well, it’s about time, since we’ve been talking for days about it hitting the lowlands. The National Weather Service in Seattle says showers today, and it’s going to get rather cold tonight, as in 36 degrees. Brrrr … More showers tomorrow before 4 p.m., and a high of only 42. What is this, November? The details.

Traffic: Traction tires were advised in both directions of I-90 at Snoqualmie Pass this morning. Yep, November. More traffic info.

Boeing has gotten its biggest commercial order ever, from Lion Air, a large private carrier in Indonesia, which ordered a total of 230 airplanes with a list price of $21.7 billion.

Remember we said a few days back that someone had stolen bronze grave marker plaques of veterans near Poulsbo in Kitsap County? Well, four guys have been arrested in connection with the thievery.

One of the signs put up in U-District asking students to join a jobs rally today at the Montlake Bridge in Seattle. (Photo by rally organizers)

As many as 1,000 students, workers, the unemployed and others are expected to gather at 4 p.m. today at the University Bridge Montlake Bridge to call for what they say is a “Jobs, Not Cuts” rally and to declare an “economic emergency for the 99%.” Organizers say it’s part of a National Day of Action which includes events in 34 cities. Carrying signs and no doubt making their voices carry, rally participants plan to gather at the plaza at the corner of Montlake Boulevard Northeast and Northeast Pacific Street, just across Montlake Boulevard from Husky Stadium.

We may find out today whether Silas Potter Jr. will waive extradition in Florida and be brought to Seattle to face criminal charges in the Seattle Public Schools financial scandal. Potter, the central figure in the scandal, was arrested last week during a traffic stop near Tampa after he failed to appear in King County Superior Court for arraignment on felony theft charges.

Too much plastic? A news conference is scheduled for 11 a.m. by Environment Washington, which says it has a new report documenting  a growing problem with discarded plastic in our area.

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