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December 28, 2011 at 6:48 AM

Morning Memo, Wednesday: Fatal shooting in White Center/Paying for volunteers/Wonderful photos

Weather: Let’s see. Rain, showers, rain, showers, rain… You get the picture, today through Saturday. It’s warm this morning, though: 51 degrees. And quite windy. Small outages here and there. The details.

Traffic: The map and cams.

Shooting death in White Center: According to the blog White Center Now, there was a fatal shooting at the Seattle Roll Bakery during an armed robbery early this morning in White Center and authorities are looking for the shooter.

Stiffer penalties in DUI fatality cases: A state lawmaker and two prosecutors, including King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg, want to up the penalties for people convicted in DUI fatality cases. They are expected to announce at a news conference this morning their support of proposed legislation to increase the  sentencing range for such cases.

Tolling on the 520 bridge starts tomorrow. Are you ready? It’ll cost ya.

Having to pay for volunteers? The Peninsula Daily News has a story that says some organizations that rely on volunteers, such as fire departments, might have to pay to certify those volunteers …

Honorable Mention: Northwest scenics. Photographer: Todd Edison, Bellingham. Photo taken: Nov. 11, 2011, Chuckanut Bay, Bellingham. Photographer's description: "I liked the texture of the frosty morning, wispy clouds, and crisp sky."

If you haven’t already, have a look at Readers’ Photos of the Year. Some rather striking photographs.

Most-read stories on seattletimes.com this morning:

  1. Finale has huge NFL draft implications for Seahawks
  2. Everett man who fought thief may face manslaughter charges
  3. Girl’s family mourns: ‘She was beautiful and full of life’
  4. Inspectors agree: Chemical weapons gone from Oregon depot
  5. Can Washington’s offense match high-scoring Baylor?

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