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January 7, 2012 at 9:18 AM

Morning Memo/Saturday: A tethered dog … A tolled bridge … A spot of winter color

Weather: If  you’re planning some outdoor time this weekend, Sunday might be the best bet. Expect some light rain and temps in the mid-40s today, but it should warm up and dry out a bit by Sunday.

Traffic: Volumes picked up on the 520 bridge by Thursday this week, despite the new variable tolls, says the state Transportation Department. Travel speed were good, though, due to fewer vehicles overall and drivers commuting earlier or later in the day to hit the bridge when tolls are a bit easier on the pocket book. Tolls are higher during the peak commute times. The map and cams

A bit of color in winter.

 

Seattle Times staff photographer Steve Ringman found some intense color amid the gray of winter when he took this photo of American beautyberry up on Capitol Hill.

Now really… trying to steal a man’s dog? Did you ever wonder how safe it is to leave your dog tied up outside when you go into a store or eatery. Someone left their dog tethered outside a Capitol Hill restaurant last week when, according to police, a guy tried to steal the pooch, according to the Capitol Hill Seattle Blog.  Cops caught the would-be thief, thank goodness.

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