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December 29, 2011 at 7:10 AM

Morning Memo/Thursday: Speeding on bridge … Dining on squirrel … Missing in Hawaii

Weather: We wish we could say something different here, but over the next five days, there’s either rain or the chance of rain or showers in the forecast. Oh joy.  That means we greet the new year with gray and rainy weather. But there are fireworks, too! The details.

Traffic: Today’s the first day of tolling on the 520 bridge, as if we didn’t know. … Let’s see what happens. Traffic numbers down? It is a holiday week. Increased traffic on I-90? We’ll keep you posted. The map and cams.

KING5 tweet this morning:

WSDOT says the first tolled car to cross the 520 bridge was a Honda CR-V going 76 miles per hour!

Speaking of 520 bridge tolling: The GeekWire tech blog says at least seven apps have been developed to help commuters deal with the situation, including one called Toll Troll.

KING5: Coast Guard searching for Seattle boater missing on voyage from Kauai to Oahu

 The Daily News in Longview has a list of its more interesting police blotter items for 2011, including this one:

Good dog: A woman reported locking her keys in her car with her dog inside at a Woodland gas station Aug. 31. A few minutes later she called back saying the dog unlocked the door for her.

Melany Vorass cooks the squirrel risotto. The meat is tender and has a nutty flavor and slightly greasy texture. (Photo by Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times)

If you haven’t read Seattle Times staff writer Bob Young’s squirrel for dinner story, please have a look. There’s a video, too.

Most-read stories on seattletimes.com this morning:

  1. Dinner gets very local for squirrel-eating Seattleite
  2. Underdog Huskies hope to crash Baylor’s Alamo party
  3. Prosecutors propose stiffer DUI sentences
  4. Illegal immigrants pay Social Security tax, won’t benefit
  5. What you need to know about 520 tolls

 

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