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May 5, 2012 at 9:19 AM

Morning Memo/Saturday: Water traffic … Essentially Ellington … Aaron Reardon

Weather: Cloudy this morning, but the sun should make an afternoon arrival, sticking around through tomorrow. Also, the biggest and brightest full moon of the year, called a “supermoon,” should be visible tonight as the moon passes closer to Earth than usual. The National Weather Service forecast.

Traffic: Expect congestion around Seattle from several events, including extra water traffic due to opening weekend of boating season and the Windermere Cup. The map and cams.

Essentially Ellington: Roosevelt High School, Ballard High School and Mountlake Terrace High School will compete in the Essentially Ellington jazz competition in New York this weekend. You can watch the live stream of the competition here from 11:30 a.m. PST Saturday.

Violent pimp arrested: A rapist who had been convicted of beating a 22-year-old woman he had pimped out allegedly drove the woman to a courthouse so that she could ask a judge to end a no-contact order issued against him. When the woman asked for help, police arrested the pimp as he returned to pick her up.

Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon

Reardon investigation: The State Patrol turned over its investigation of Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon’s alleged misuse of public funds to a prosecutor, though a key figure has not yet been interviewed: Reardon himself.

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