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March 11, 2012 at 9:56 AM

Morning Memo/Sunday: Tsunami one year later … Child of Marysville officer fatally wounded … Kent arena loses $1M

Weather: Rain later this afternoon and tonight, turning windy for Monday. Highs in the 40s. The National Weather Service forecast.

Traffic: The Highway 520 floating bridge is closed this weekend, and will reopen at 5 a.m. Monday. The map and cams.

The one-year anniversary of the massive earthquake and tsunami in Japan is being commemorated around the world today and in the Seattle area. The largest local gathering is at Seattle Center, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Seattle Kennel Club Dog Show wraps up today at CenturyLink Field.

A child of Marysville police officer was wounded when a  sibling fired a gun inside their parents’ van.  We’re working to get more details today. 10:40 p.m UPDATE: The 7-year-old girl died this morning.

What happened to nursing jobs being recession proof? Read our story today about how hiring has been curtailed as older nurses work longer, fewer nurses quit, and hospitals squeeze their budgets to get more work done with lower-paid medical assistants.

A story today tells how the region’s newest arena, Kent’s ShoWare Center, has lost more than $1 million in its first three years.

Most-read stories this morning on seattletimes.com:

  1. New reality for nurses: Not easy to find a job
  2. On NW coast, potential for tsunami waves up to 100 feet now seems possible
  3. Which struggling NBA teams could be next on Seattle’s target list?
  4. Kent losing money but not hope in 3-year-old arena
  5. Hard-to-peg Huskies sitting on the bubble for NCAA invitation

Comments | Topics: Japan, Kent, Marysville

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