Weather: Sunny and warm today and tomorrow. Yes! A bit cooler on the weekend, but we’ll take that, too. It’s just that Monday and Tuesday will see even cooler temps, as in the mid-60s. Does that mean fall is here? Dang. The National Weather Service forecast.
Traffic: The map and cams.
No freebie to ride the bus downtown: We’ve said it many times before, but the free bus rides you’ve enjoyed in downtown Seattle — since 1973 — come to an end Sept 29. Metro says it will save $2 million by ending the free service, and people needing to get to social services will still be able to ride for free. Still, since 1973 …
Bears on the move: The Yakima Bears baseball team played its last game in Yakima yesterday, suffering a 3-2 loss to Boise. The owners of the Northwest League team got a better offer to play in Hillsboro, Ore., and they took it. Even though the club has lost money each of the past 10 years, it’s always sad to see a franchise leave town. Does that ring a bell, Seattle?
Wildfire near White Salmon: We’re keeping an eye on the fire near White Salmon that has threatened some 30 homes so far.
Hiker found dead is identified: The man who died while hiking with his brother near Merchant Peak in Snohomish County over the weekend has been identified as 30-year-old Randall Stupey of Everett, according to myeverettnews. Randall Stupey’s brother called authorities after the two got separated and his brother didn’t turn up.
Most-read stories this morning on seattletimes.com:
- Marshawn Lynch’s status is unclear for Seahawks’ season opener Sunday at Arizona
- Seattle homicide victim called ‘one of the good guys’
- Nokia and Microsoft unveil Lumia 920, 820 Windows Phone 8 devices | Microsoft Pri0
- Sniper’s family puzzled as to what prompted fatal Arlington standoff
- Is there a catch to Seahawks’ release of Kellen Winslow? | Seahawks Blog