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September 21, 2012 at 7:18 AM

Morning Memo/Friday: Tragedies involving children … Wildfires … … Fair poll

Weather: Some of us woke up to mist on our windshields this morning. Mist? That’s OK, because we should see sun breaks this afternoon. It will be cooler for the next several days with temperatures in the upper 60s. Is this fall creeping up on us? The National Weather Service forecast.

Traffic: The map and cams.

11-year-old girl impregnated: A 30-year-old man in Everson, Whatcom Couny is accused of impregnated the girl. Authorities found out after a doctor reported about the girl getting an abortion. What can you say about something like this …

15-year-old shot dead: A clash of gangs in the Lower Yakima Valley left the kid dead from a gunshot wound to the head. Likewise, what can you say about something like this …

Wildfires continue to burn in Central Washington: The two big compex fires near Wenatchee, Liberty and Blewett Pass are close to merging, and that could be bad news or maybe good news for fighting blazes that have consumed some 70,000 acres. If they merge, they may consume all available fuel, making it easier to get a handle on them. Nevertheless, air quality remains a concern as does the possibility of dry, fire-starting lightning strikes tonight.

Changing the name of the Puyallup Fair: Just a tad more than half of you who voted in yesterday’s poll said you didn’t like the decision to change the fair’s name to the Washington State Fair. What’s to be done?

Most-read stories this morning on seattletimes.com:

  1. Seahawks have become the tough team former coach Jim Mora wanted | Jerry Brewer
  2. Group Health announces layoffs, cuts
  3. Is KeyArena ‘dead’ with new Sodo deal?
  4. 16-year-old girl arrested in SeaTac slaying
  5. Wildfires’ danger shrouds Wenatchee Valley

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