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May 31, 2012 at 6:50 AM

Morning Memo/Thursday: Liquor ruling … Free bus rides end … Sounders, M’s win

Weather:  Drizzly today, we’re afraid, but there might be sun breaks off and on. Looks like rain through the weekend and into next week, and it could be a bit chilly on Sunday. What’s that all about? The National Weather Service forecast.

Traffic: The map and cams.

What can we say about the horror, outrage and sadness brought about by the shootings yesterday in Seattle? It is worth pointing, though, what columnist Danny Westneat says, among other things today, about a jogger seen carrying a gun for safety: “Seattle, we’re losing it.”

Liquor privatization ruling expected today: The state Supreme Court plans to rule on whether the voter-approved initiative to privatize liquor sales, I-1183,  is constitutional. Stores bigger than 10,000 square feet could start selling liquor tomorrow under the initiative. We’ll keep you posted on the ruling.

The end to free Metro bus service in downtown Seattle: What happens to the poor and homeless when the free bus service ends in late September? Seattle Times staff reporter Mike Lindblom has the story.

Two high scoring teams: Sounders FC cruised to a 5-1 win in the U.S. Open Cup, but how about those M’s? A 21-8 blowout against the Texas Rangers. It was near a team record.

Most-read stories this morning on seattletimes.com:

  1. Suspect’s family: ‘We could see this coming’
  2. Woman dies in shooting outside Town Hall
  3. 2 best friends, a Bellevue mom, 2 others die in Seattle shootings
  4. Guns more than gangs are fueling violence in Seattle, police say
  5. An arena offer even I can’t refuse | Danny Westneat

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