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February 9, 2012 at 6:46 AM

Morning Memo/Thursday: Wet commute … latest on Powell tragedy … police shoot man in Poulsbo

Weather: After several glorious days of sunshine, looks like we’re back to the normal pattern for this time of year: rain. Light rain is expected today through the weekend. Highs in the 50s today and Friday. The details.

Traffic: Here are the highway cameras.

Powell tragedy: The Law Enforcement Support Agency, which handles emergency dispatch in Pierce County, will investigate a 911 call taker’s handling of the call placed by a caseworker who tried to summon deputies to Josh Powell’s home just before he killed his sons and himself. The sheriff’s office says the call taker wasted valuable time by questioning the caseworker for nearly seven minutes. Details.

Officer-involved shooting: Three Poulsbo police officers have been placed on paid administrative leave after a shooting last night that left one man dead outside a Les Schwab tire store. The incident is being investigated as an officer-involved shooting, but authorities could not confirm whether all three officers shot the unidentified man. More details.

Keep your shoes on: Will air travelers no longer have to remove their belt and shoes at Sea-Tac International Airport? A test program that allows travelers who voluntarily offer background information to zip through security lines without removing belts, shoes and coats is coming to Sea-Tac sometime this year. Read more.

The Northwest Flower & Garden Show continues its run at the Washington State Convention Center. The show ends Sunday. Today, Times garden writer Ciscoe Morris shares his Garden Show tips.

Seattle Kings? As Sacramento’s efforts to hang onto the NBA’s Kings enters a pivotal stretch, its City Council came within one vote Tuesday night of derailing a project to fund a new $387 million arena, according to the Sacramento Bee. As The Times has reported, efforts to bring a new NBA team to Seattle could hinge on luring the Kings north.

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