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The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

July 25, 2012 at 6:50 AM

Morning Memo/Wednesday: Darted duck … 80 degrees? … Enforcing gun laws

Weather: The weather is looking just great for many days to come, as if summer is actually here. Can that be? We’ll take it. Today the temperature will be in the upper 70s, and some forecasters say it could reach 80 degrees.  The National Weather Service forecast.

Traffic: The map and cams.

The duck with the blow dart in its neck on Lake Sacajawea was caught yesterday and the dart removed. (AP Photo/Robert Hawley)

Darted duck nabbed, finally: The duck that was hit by a blow dart, but got around just fine despite the dart sticking out of its neck, has been caught by Longview Parks workers, according to a story in The Daily News. The bird has eluded capture for more than a month on Lake Sacajawea near Longview. That ended yesterday when it was caught with a net and the dart was removed.

More gun laws or better enforcement?: Given that some Seattle gang members have gotten off with slaps on the wrist for illegally possessing guns, Seattle Times columnist Danny Westneat wonders whether we need new gun laws. “Maybe,” he writes. “But we definitely ought to start enforcing the ones we already have.”

Mariners beat Yankees: Which is news in itself, but A-Rod’s finger was broken by a pitch.

Park-and-ride fees down the road? Later this year, Sound Transit is expected to consider imposing a daily fee to relieve congestion at its park-and-ride lots but will weigh that against the risk of turning away people who want to ride. Would you pay a fee to use a park-and-ride lot? Vote in our poll.

Most-read stories this morning on seattletimes.com:

  1. Man in goat suit seen living among goats in Utah mountains
  2. Yankees trade: Ichiro asked Mariners to deal him weeks ago
  3. Ichiro trade is the right move, watershed moment for Mariners | Larry Stone
  4. Ichiro’s exit saves Mariners pain, disappointment |Jerry Brewer
  5. Obama to visit Seattle for Tuesday evening fundraisers, stay overnight

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