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February 25, 2012 at 9:48 AM

Morning Memo/Saturday: Park ranger killed in crash … Newt Gingrich … Huskies vs. Cougars

Weather: Expect the wet and windy weather to continue Saturday. The National Weather Service says there may be a chance of snow overnight down to 300 feet. Skiers should rejoice as the passes are expected to receive a large snow dump today. The National Weather Service forecasts.

Traffic: The Highway 520 floating bridge is closed this weekend until 5 a.m. Monday. In Federal Way, all northbound lanes of I-5 will closed from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. The map and cams.

A state park ranger was killed near Seabeck Friday night in head-on crash. Investigators say the man may have been impaired. He was arrested for vehicular homicide. This is the latest in a string of bad news coming out of Kitsap County, which also dealt this week with a school shooting, a slain trooper and a driver who was killed after his car veered off the road into the water.

Newt Gingrich was at the State Capitol to talk with House Republicans, before moving on to other campaign stops in Washington state. (Photo by Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times)

Newt Gingrich visited Federal Way on Friday and promised that, if elected, he’d lower gas prices to $2.50 a gallon. Unfortunately for him, the Associated Press did a fact check and found that presidents don’t have much power over gasoline prices. Gas prices mimic oil prices, and both foreign and domestic oil prices have been on the rise.

The Huskies will play Washington State today in Pullman, in a showdown that promises a large turnout. In fact, the last time WSU hosted Washington, the game drew twice the crowd the Cougars normally see.

Most-read stories this morning on seattletimes.com:

  1. Killer’s ex-girlfriend, 4 others arrested in trooper’s slaying
  2. Gun that wounded girl part of classmate’s plan to run away
  3. Mariners’ young pitchers unveiled
  4. Surging Huskies men cast wary eye toward Cougars
  5. Gingrich energizes backers at campaign stops in state

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