Weather: Sunny, sunny, sunny for the foreseeable future. Well, at least until next Thursday. Temperatures will be in the mid-70s, and no rain in sight. Cool. The National Weather Service forecast.
Traffic: The map and cams.
Friday the 13th: ‘Nuff said.
Stray bullet in the back: A woman in Yakima was hit in the back by a stray bullet in what the cops are saying was a gang-related incident.
Stubbing your toe on a gun … in a lake! A teen stubbed his toe on something in a roped-off swimming spot in a Whatcom County lake Tuesday, and that something turned out to be a loaded 9-millimeter handgun. The gun apparently was thrown into the water during a gang fight on Sunday, according to the Snohomish County sheriff’s office. The Bellingham Herald has the story.
More on guns. Sorry. Seattle considers using technology to locate gunfire
Roger Levesque is leaving the Seattle Sounders. But as Times sports columnist Steve Kelly writes today, Levesque’s 11 years playing soccer here wasn’t just about the game or making money. He’s one of the good guys, and he’s staying here: ” It has been more important for him to make people’s lives better, doing his small part to improve the world and paying it forward.”
Fewer folks with college degrees: Our state is among 15 that saw the number of college degrees held by 25- to 34-year-olds decrease during the recession, according to a new report released by the U.S. Department of Education. Among 25- to 34-year-olds in Washington state, 40.9 percent had college degrees in 2010. About 6,000 more college graduates lived in the state in 2009.
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