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October 12, 2012 at 6:53 AM

Friday memo: Man with gun: ‘This ends here’ … Identity theft … Is Seattle kind?

National Weather Service forecast

We’re trying not to bore you with a weather report, but it IS going to rain later today if it isn’t already raining where you live. And if you haven’t heard… we haven’t had any rain in eons.

“This ends here.” That’s what a man with a gun said shortly before he was shot dead by a Pierce County Sheriff’s deputy early this morning.

You stole my name…  Authorities  raided five homes in Spokane yesterday as part of an investigation into an identity theft ring. That’s five homes… KXLY in Spokane has the story.

Is Seattle a kind city? Seattle volunteers want to take on other cities in service hours through a challenge called “The Compassion Games: Survival of the Kindest.” Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer has challenged Seattle, often rated as one of the nation’s most charitable cities, to see who could record more volunteer hours, proclaiming his city as the “most compassionate” in the country.

Sad story: A 10-year-old boy was ejected from a car and died on I-90 near Ellensburg Wednesday when the car left the road and rolled. The boy, from Kittittas, was a passenger in the car. The State Patrol said he wasn’t wearing a seat belt. The Yakima Herald-Republic has the story.

Here are the most-read local stories on seattletimes.com this morning:

  1. More salmonella cases linked to Wash. restaurant
    A Clark County Public Health spokesman says the number of salmonella cases linked to a Vancouver, Wash., restaurant continues to climb.
  2. Inslee, McKenna define differences
    It was the most widely watched debate yet of this year’s race for governor, but Jay Inslee and Rob McKenna broke little new ground in their meeting Thursday night.
  3. Virginia Mason among top hospitals tapped by Walmart
    Walmart has chosen Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle as one of six top-ranked hospital systems in the nation to deliver specialty care to its insured employees and family members. Others on the list include the Mayo Clinic and Cleveland Clinic.
  4. Break’s over! Seattle’s long dry spell about to end
    Puget Sound’s long dry streak, which began in late July, is expected to come to a dramatic halt on Friday. Rain, heavy at times, is in the forecast well into next week.
  5. Study: pot arrests cost state $300 million in past 25 years
    A new analysis of crime data has found more than 241,000 people in Washington were arrested for marijuana possession over the past 25 years, most of them in the past 10 years.

 

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