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April 16, 2012 at 6:54 AM

Morning Memo/Monday: Metro bus changes … NBA arena … taxes

Weather: The rain started to fall overnight and should be with us all week. Expect on-and-off showers through Friday, with chances of sun early Tuesday. Temps will be cooler today than the weekend, with highs in the low 50s. The National Weather Service forecast.

Traffic: Nothing to report about the morning commute. But remember, today is the last day to remove studded tires on your car or face the possibility of a ticket and fine.  The map and cams.

Metro service changes: Metro Transit is holding an open house tonight for the public to review and ask questions about changes that take effect Sept. 29. Metro plans to revise more than 50 routes and, perhaps most contentiously, eliminate the Ride Free Area downtown. The open house will be held in Sound Transit’s Board Room at Union Station, 401 S. Jackson St., Seattle, starting at 6 p.m.

NBA/NHL arena: The Metropolitan King County Council will meet this morning to hear a review panel’s findings on the construction of a Sodo arena. The panel presented its findings to Mayor Mike McGinn and County Executive Dow Constantine on April 4. This will be the County Council’s first opportunity to discuss the panel’s recommendations. The meeting will be live at 9:30 a.m. on King County TV.

Still working on taxes? The deadline to file federal tax returns is Tuesday. The Postal Service will offer tax-return postmarks until midnight tomorrow at these locations: Riverton Station in Seattle, Tacoma Mail Processing Center and Everett Mail Processing Facility.

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