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June 18, 2012 at 6:56 AM

Morning Memo/Monday: Outdoors deaths … Trapped under dresser … Tsunami debris

Weather: Wet today and tomorrow, but 71 degrees and some clearing possible on Wednesday. And then clear, sunny and 75 on Thursday. Gotta love that part. Sunday wasn’t too bad, now was it? Muggy though.  The National Weather Service forecast.

Traffic: Slippery, and there were a few blocking accidents out there this morning. Be careful. The map and cams.

Deaths in the outdoors in Skamania County yesterday. A hiker fell from a trail and a kayaker died in whitewater accident in separate incidents Sunday, according to the Skamamia County sheriff’s office. The hiker was on a trail  with a woman when he fell into a deep ravine 16 miles north of Carson, according to The Columbian. The kayaker was with 10 others on the Little White Salmon River when her kayak overturned and she drowned.

Woman trapped under dresser for four days: A 67-year-old woman in Beaverton, Ore., outside Portland was trying to move a dresser when it fell on her Friday. She was in and out of consciousness during her ordeal and had injured her legs, according to KGW-TV. She was taken to the hospital, was later released and is being cared for by a friend.

A boat believed to be from Japan was found on a beach on the Washington coast last week. (Photo / Washington State Department of Ecology)

That tsunami debris: The governor and other officials are scheduled to hold a news conference at Ocean Shores on the coast today to say how we’re going to deal with stuff ending up here from the tsunami that hit Japan. We’ve had a few piece wash up here of late.

Skiing death on Mount Baker: We’re working to get more on the recovery operation of the body of the skier who died on Mount Baker over the weekend.

A Microsoft tablet? There’s that mystery news conference by Microsoft this morning, and just about everyone is saying it’s to announce its version of a tablet to join the world of the Kindle Fire, Nook, and, of course, the iPad.

Addressing gun violence: Law enforcement folks are scheduled to lay out their plans to combat gun violence in Seattle. Those expected at the gathering include Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn, U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan and King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg.

Most-read stories this morning on

  1. Rodney King, whose beating led to LA riots, dies
  2. Fishing boat washes ashore, likely from Japan tsunami
  3. Has time for change arrived at Safeco Field? |Larry Stone
  4. Plague infects Oregon man who tried to get rodent from stray cat
  5. Fremont shines for solstice fest

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