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January 1, 2012 at 10:08 AM

Morning Memo/Sunday: New Year's violence on Capitol Hill and in Skyway . . . polar bear plunges … Seahawks

Weather: Mostly cloudy today and warm, with a high near 50. Low tonight around 38. It should be about 50 again Monday, but rain is more likely. So today might be the better day to take down the Christmas lights.

Traffic: Not many people up and about yet. The roads are quiet and clear.

Some grim news from overnight: A shooting on Seattle’s Capitol Hill left two people wounded, and two suspects are in custody. KOMO reports that four people were shot, with some critically wounded, during a house party in Skyway; and four people were killed in a crash on a remote logging road in Grays Harbor County. In Everett, a car struck and killed a pedestrian.

How will you spend the first day of the year? If you are looking to jump in the lake with lots of company, get your swimsuit on and head out this morning to a polar bear plunge.  Or maybe it will actually take more strength to stay on the couch watching the Seahawks. They’re in Arizona to play the Cardinals, with no possibility of making the playoffs. Channel 13 at 1:15 p.m. While you’re lying there, you can talk about how the Huskies took your advice and fired Nick Holt and two others responsible for the UW defense.

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