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June 21, 2012 at 10:20 AM

Morning Memo/Thursday: Poll: School advertising … Cattle truck overturns … Liquor store auction

Weather: It’s sunshine and temperatures in the mid to upper 70s today, a repeat of that glorious weather yesterday. Yes! But don’t get too excited. Cooler weather and light rain is possible tomorrow. Let’s see if that happens. No rain is forecast for Saturday, but the high is expected to be just 63 degrees. Then rain again for Sunday. The National Weather Service forecast.

Traffic: The map and cams.

Ewww. Loaded cattle truck overturns in Eastern Washington: Some of the 40 cattle in a tractor-trailer that overturned near Prosser yesterday had to be euthanized when the truck’s wheels went off the road and the the truck tipped over. Other cattle had to be rounded up by volunteers on horseback. The truck driver was cited.  The Tri-City Herald has the story.

Six liquor stores up for sale: The state-owned stores go back on the auction block after the original winning bidders failed to cough up the dough to actually buy them. They lost their deposits. Bummer. These are the remaining stores to be auctioned and include stores in Seattle, Kent and Bellevue.

The Seattle school board has voted to allow some commercial advertising on athletic fields, stadium scoreboards and school calendars. Not everyone is happy, with some saying,  “School is for learning, not for marketing.” What do you think? Take our poll.

Fewer children dying from injuries in the state. From 2000 to 2009, the death rate for young people 19 and younger dropped 62 percent, according to Public Health – Seattle & King County. Our community news partner Issaquah Press has the story.

Most-read stories this morning on seattletimes.com:

  1. What should Mariners do with declining Ichiro? | Steve Kelley
  2. AP sources: GOP open to talks before contempt vote
  3. Seattle retailers get handle on plastic-bag ban that starts July 1
  4. Most City Council members oppose putting arena on ballot
  5. Hey, arena! Save our trolleys | Danny Westneat

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