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May 28, 2012 at 9:10 AM

Morning Memo/Monday: Memorial Day closures, gun violence, veterans education

Weather: It’s already slightly drizzly this morning across the Seattle-area, with a 30 percent chance of showers through the evening. The rain is expected to last throughout the week.  The National Weather Service forecast.

Traffic: Delays are expected on I-90 for the holiday weekend, between Cle Elum and Easton and between the town of Hyak and Keechelus Dam. The map and cams.

Memorial Day closures: Before you head out for the holiday,  be sure you know what’s open and closed.  Keep in mind that street parking is free, garbage will still be picked up and Metro buses will operate on Sunday schedules. See the full list of closures for additional details.

Gun violence shakes city:  It’s been a rough weekend of violence in Seattle, starting with a shooting near Seattle Center on Saturday night and followed by a series of four drive-bys in South Seattle, where gunmen fired more than 60 rounds. This comes just days after a  motorist was caught in the middle of random fire. Investigators say that at least one suspect in Sunday’s shootings is a gang member, but they don’t know what role gang tensions may have played in the violence. Read the full story.

Local colleges welcome veterans home:  In the spirit of Memorial Day, we take a look at colleges and universities in Washington state that are helping military veterans return to school to complete their education. Last week, Seattle Central became the 23rd college in the state to sign a memorandum of understanding with the state Department of Veterans Affairs and other agencies, pledging to do all it can to support vets returning to school. Read the full story.

Live Sasquatch coverage: Music blogger Andrew Matson is at Sasquatch Music Festival again today, where he’ll be posting live updates and photos to his blog.

Most-read stories this morning on seattletimes.com:

  1. Innocent bystander shot during Northwest Folklife, 1 arrested
  2. Some costs going up Friday as private retailers take over liquor sales
  3. Meet salmon farming’s worst enemy: a determined biologist
  4. More gun violence shakes a worried city
  5. A lost Seattle climber’s family seeks an elusive peace

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