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August 26, 2012 at 9:53 AM

Morning Memo / Sunday: More sunshine … lumber mill fire … Pac 12 football

Weather: More sunshine today, similar to Saturday. But expect slightly cooler temperatures, with highs in the mid 70s. Expect this to be the end of our run of great weather, as we should be facing the possibility of rainy weather throughout the week — starting with a chance of rain tonight and an increasing chance of rain Tuesday through Thursday.  The National Weather Service forecast.

Traffic: There are plenty of weekend road closures. Here’s a quick hit of what’s closing, which you can read more about here:

• The carpool lane of I-405 northbound, at the I-90 junction, is closed until 11 a.m. today.
• Mercer Street and its I-5 ramps is closed until 5 a.m. Monday.
• The northbound exit from I-5 to North 85th Street is closed.

The traffic map and cams.

Lumber inferno in Montesano: A large lumber mill was completely destroyed in a massive fire in Montesano, Grays Harbor County, according to KOMO-TV. No one was injured. But about 100 mill employees are now out of a job.

Gear up for Pac-12 football: You’ll find all of our Huskies and Cougars coverage leading up to the first kickoff in our college football preview section. And live sports today: Mariners play Chicago at 11:10 a.m. and the Storm plays New York at home at 6 p.m.

Jay Inslee began to make his mark as a tenacious young lawyer in Yakima County during the 1970s and ’80s. (Photo C/O Yakima Herald Republic)

A look at Jay Inslee’s political career: We have another installment in our coverage of the candidates and issues in the gubernatorial race. Today we look at the nearly two decades Democratic candidate Jay Inslee worked as a plaintiff’s attorney in Eastern Washington, representing clients in lawsuits against government and businesses.

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