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July 23, 2012 at 6:55 AM

Morning Memo/Monday: Boy on bike killed … St. Helens hikes … J.P. Patches

Weather:  The average temperature for this date is supposed to be around 77 degrees, but you won’t see that today. We’re looking at a high of 66-68 degrees and cloudy skies, so we’ll have to buck up until later in the week when summer returns and the temperatures are expected to start climbing to the upper 70s and maybe into the low 80s. And hey, the sun might be out, too. At least there’s no rain in the forecast.  The National Weather Service forecast.

Traffic: The map and cams.

Boy killed on bicycle: An 8-year-old boy was struck by a car and killed in Federal Way late Sunday night. The News Tribune in Tacoma has a blog post this morning.

Mount St. Helens is mighty popular: It’s been a long time since St. Helens blew (and some of us inhaled its ash in Yakima and flew through its steam plumes in the days before the major eruption), so it’s particularly interesting to see that nowadays permits to climb the peak have been selling out. Reservations have reached the daily limit of 100 people since early spring, The Daily News in Longview reports.

We’re spending less overall, but continue to pay handsomely for wireless service: That’s what our tech columnist Brier Dudley says in his piece today. Yep, we gotta stay plugged in, don’t we?

RIP J.P. Patches | Chris Wedes

Most-read stories this morning on seattletimes.com:

  1. Seattle’s beloved TV clown J.P. Patches dies
  2. Penn State fined $60M; wins vacated from ’98-’11
  3. Colorado massacre suspect mum as he heads to court
  4. Consumers spending less to pay more for wireless | Dudley
  5. Girl faces charges after tweeting names of her 2 sex attackers

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