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September 16, 2012 at 9:29 AM

Morning Memo/Sunday: Pedestrians hit in North Seattle…digital divide…tiger cub

Weather: Warm and sunny, with a high in the low to mid 70s. If you can’t get outside to soak up the rays today, don’t sweat it: The forecast shows more sunny days to follow. And for those hankering for a fall-weather fix, temperatures should drop to the low 50s overnight.  The National Weather Service forecast.

Traffic: The map and cams.

Two pedestrians hit in North Seattle: The suspected truck that struck two people who were standing by their cars on the 9000 block of Dayton Avenue North around 1:45 a.m. paused briefly before fleeing the scene. Seattle Police report the pedestrians, both in their 20s, are being treated at Harborview Medical Center and are not as seriously injured as initially thought. The suspected driver is still at large.

Digital divide: A few remote areas of Washington are exempt from the kind of instantaneous connectivity to which Seattleites have become accustomed. It can send Wi-Fi junkies into “digital shock,” but it can also have more profound effects on small businesses, students enrolled in online classes, individuals in small towns hoping to compete with those in big cities, and more.

Tiny tiger in Tacoma: A 3-week-old Sumatran tiger cub at the Point Defiance Zoo has been surpassing previous thresholds of cuteness. Visitors can see the cub interact with zookeepers and stuffed playmates twice a day, at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., and the zoo is inviting the public to help name the feline. Only an estimated 300 Sumatran tigers remain in the wild, making the species one of the most endangered on Earth. For more information, visit pdza.org.

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Comments | Topics: Morning Memo, pedestrians hit, tiger cub


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