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The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

September 4, 2012 at 6:43 AM

Morning Memo/Tuesday: Warm days … Back to school … Brunner at DNC

Weather:  Remember when Times reporter Jack Broom told us three weeks ago, “Sorry, summer’s almost outta here“? OK, scratch that. Today he’s writing that summer isn’t ready to say goodbye. Monday was the 43rd straight day without measurable rain at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The record, 51 days, was set in 1951 — and fingers are crossed that we break it.   The high today will be 73, working toward temperatures in the 80s later in the week.  The National Weather Service forecast.

Traffic:  The Mariners play at 7:10 p.m., which could cause delays near SoDo in the evening. The map and cams. Roads will be a little more crowded today — with school buses. It’s the first day back for many school districts around the region. Seattle Public Schools open Wednesday.

Democratic National Convention kickoff: Political reporter Jim Brunner will be reporting from the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., today. Look for his updates on Twitter and in the Politics Northwest blog.

Sniper in Arlington: If you weren’t paying attention to the news this sunny weekend, you probably missed the story about a sniper who opened fire in the woods northwest of Arlington Sunday, wounding one. It’s unclear why a 60-year-old man armed himself with a high-powered rifle and opened fire on his neighbors and police before being shot himself. KOMO News is reporting that the sniper’s mother says he was bipolar.

Don’t open the door for strangers: Two men were robbed and one was assaulted in a home invasion robbery in North Seattle Monday night.  The victim thought the knock on the door was from someone he knew, but he was attacked when he opened it. The suspects stole wallets, a cell phone and at least one jar of marijuana, according to the SPD.

Capsized boat survival: Four survived a capsizing in Ocean Shores Monday afternoon, after a 22-foot cabin cruiser had engine trouble and drifted into the surf, the AP reports. An officer helped a 64-year-old man to shore and three others made it on their own.

Motorcyclist crash: A motorcyclist was killed in a Monday night crash on an Interstate-5 ramp in Seattle at Mercer Street. The Washington State Patrol says the rider lost control. A passenger was taken to Harborview Medical Center.

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