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The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

September 24, 2012 at 6:55 AM

Morning Memo/Monday: Arena vote … Police kill man … Gas prices edge down

Weather: Sunny for the next several days with a high of 70 or thereabouts today. That’s great for mid-to-late September. That’s what we’ll see for most of the week, and no rain in sight. Cross your fingers. September can often be rather wet. The National Weather Service forecast.

Traffic: The map and cams.

The Puyallup Fair (oops, we mean the Washington State Fair) drew 1.1 million visitors this year. That’s 58,000 more than did the Puyallup last year.

Arena vote by Seattle City Council: Councilmembers are scheduled to cast their votes today on the deal to build a big arena in the city’s Sodo neighborhood.

Police shoot and kill a man in Southeast Seattle: Seattle police officers shot and killed a man when they responded to reports of a prowler in the area. Police say the man pointed a gun at them. Exactly what happened is a bit sketchy. We’ll bring you more when we have it.

How drunk can you be when you shoot yourself in the foot and you don’t know who shot you? A man in Selah, Yakima County, told authorities someone shot him in the foot, but he was damned if he knew who. His girlfriend told police she was driving the guy home and he accidentally shot himself when he pulled the gun from his sock to show her and it went off …

Area gas prices drop: OK it’s only 3 cents lower than a week ago and the average is still over $4 a gallon at $4.02, according to the survey by AAA Washington. Here are the numbers:   Bellingham $4.13, Bremerton $4.01, Seattle-Bellevue-Everett $4.04, Tacoma $4.01, Olympia $4.02, Vancouver $3.99, Yakima $4, Tri-Cities $3.97, and Spokane $3.90.

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Comments | Topics: arena vote, gas prices, gun

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