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February 11, 2012 at 10:13 AM

Morning Memo/Saturday: Santorum in Olympia … writers in the sky

Weather: Light rain today. And tomorrow. And the next day. And the next day. And … well, you get the idea. But wait! The long-range forecast has the “s” word. “Chance [of] very light rain/snow” on Friday, according to this forecast. I won’t hold my breath.

Traffic: Night two of the Interstate 5 closure hits tonight, for the  installation of giant girders. Southbound lanes will close entirely and backups stretch for miles. And here are our traffic maps and cams.

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum will be in Olympia the same day Gov. Chris Gregoire is expected to sign a bill legalizing gay marriage. He’ll meet with “value voters” opposed to gay marriage.

The Dreamliner test pilots did some skywriting. And if you haven’t seen the Museum of Flight’s newest spacecraft, it’s worth checking out.

The funeral service for Charlie and Braden Powell will be held at 11 a.m. in Tacoma. Here are the details.

Three of Washington state’s lottery games have soared sky high. All three jackpots for Powerball, Lotto and Hit 5 have reached  $310 million, $5.6 million and $640,000 respectively, according to folks at the Lottery. The Powerball jackpot is the highest here since the game’s 2010 debut. Hit 5’s jackpot is now the third highest it’s ever been. If you won, what would you do with all that dough? Take our poll.

Most-read stories on seattletimes.com this morning:

  1. Council members get briefing on arena proposal, minus details
  2. Washington men walloped by Oregon, 82-57
  3. Wanted in Seattle classrooms: more teachers of color
  4. APNewsBreak: Powell had ‘incestuous’ images
  5. A few late-night notes — Cox gets a new job, UW QB class lauded and more | Husky Football Blog

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