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May 27, 2012 at 9:17 AM

Morning Memo / Sunday: Seattle Center shooting … Salmon virus … Liquor prices

Weather:  We hope you had a chance to soak up the sun yesterday because today you can expect clouds and possibly some rain.  The National Weather Service forecast.

Traffic: Nothing unusual to report traffic-wise, except that the Mariners game at 1 p.m. could cause a few backups in Sodo. The map and cams.

Salmon farming’s worst enemy: A B.C.-based biologist stunned U.S. scientists last year with trace findings in wild salmon of a virus usually linked to farmed fish. Alexandra Morton, a critic of salmon farms, spends her days zipping about uninhabited bays to check on Canada’s remote fish farms in her quest to convince the globe that salmon farming threatens the marine world. Read the full story. 

Shooting last night at Seattle Center:  Police say they caught a gunman  a short time after shots were fired last evening near the Space Needle, amid crowds attending the popular Northwest Folklife Festival. The shooting victim and the suspect sustained non-life-threatening injuries and were taken to Harborview Medical Center. Read the full story.

Random killing stirs reflection: Those at yesterday’s prayer vigil in Seattle’s Central Area said the death of Justin Ferrari hit close to home and has forced them to think about what they could do about gun violence in their neighborhood. Seattle Times columnist Danny Westneat had a similar reflection as he realized the victim was killed in an intersection that Westneat drives his kids through a thousand times  a year.

Liquor coming soon to a grocery store near you: You may have noticed the anticipatory signs at Safeway and the notices of closure at some state-owned liquor stores as the date approaches for private retailers to begin selling liquor in Washington state.  With that change, consumers will pay more for many types of liquor — a price hike that a wholesalers trade group says could be 15 to 35 percent. Read the full story.

Most-read stories this morning on seattletimes.com:

  1. Madrona dad killed by a bullet as he drove through Central Area
  2. Some costs going up Friday as private retailers take over liquor sales
  3. Seattle police twice face hostile crowds at scenes of violent crime
  4. Brandon League looks out of his own for Mariners
  5. Man wounded at Folklife fest

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