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The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

September 9, 2012 at 10:05 AM

Morning Memo / Sunday: Chance of rain…new Capitol security…hit-and-run Ballard

Weather ForecastWeather:  It’s Day 49 without rain, but we might come just shy of the 51-day record set in 1951. Mostly cloudy today, with a high in the mid-60s and a chance of rain in the morning. Precipitation is also likely after 11 p.m. If you’re not quite ready to say “so long” to sunshine, don’t fret: warmer, sunnier days are forecast for the end of the week.  The National Weather Service forecast.

Traffic:  Typical Sunday-morning style: wide open all-round. The map and cams.

New security for state Capitol: A new, email-based security notification system for the Washington state Capitol was tested last month when a suspicious bag was left in the rotunda. The full system is expected to be unveiled in October, and officials predict the notification emails will go out to the thousands of employees on the Capitol campus. Who knew chain emails could be so useful?

Seahawks are playing  at Arizona today. Catch the game on Fox at 1:15 p.m. Pick up a copy of the paper today for a special Seahawks preview.

The search continues for victims of winter storms on Mount Rainier. Four climbers disappeared after an unrelenting storm in mid-January.Park rangers returned to a glacier on Saturday, looking for a fourth body after a day earlier recovering what they presume are the second and third bodies.

A man suspected of running away after hitting an occupied police car and three other vehicles was apprehended  late Saturday near Northwest 62nd Street and 14th Avenue Northwest in Seattle. The Seattle Police Department reports that what began as a traffic stop for reckless driving ended up with 22-year-old man in jail, on investigation of two felony counts of a hit and run, and a count of eluding police.

In case you missed it, three stories to eyeball this morning involve derelict vessels causing boatloads of grief, disciplinary charges for the Grant County chief prosecutor, and a bit of good news for a veteran discharged without benefits. Give ’em a look.

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