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October 1, 2012 at 7:11 AM

Morning Memo/Monday: Big day for buses … SPEEA result … Gas stuck at $4

Weather: What the heck. A high of 73 today. Now, that’s good. But a high of only 58 tomorrow. That must be a mistake. That darn well better be a mistake. … OK, it’s fall and yeah, yeah, it’s October, but we’ve been spoiled for sure. Skies clear or partly sunny, though. We’ll take that. The National Weather Service forecast.

Traffic: New bus routes today! We’ll keep you up to date on what’s happening out there, so stay tuned to seattletimes.com. Oh, and tell us about your commuteThe map and cams.

SPEEA vote tally late today: And the members of the union representing white-collar engineers at Boeing may well reject the company’s contract offer. At least all signs are pointing in that direction by the 23,000 local members of the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA). Seattle Times Boeing reporter Dominic Gates is covering the vote.

Gas prices … now here’s a surprise: The average gas price in the state is still more than $4 a gallon. The AAA of Washington says today the price is $4.03. That’s up a penny from a week ago and a full quarter above the national average. The AAA’s numbers: Bellingham $4.13, Bremerton $4.03, Seattle-Bellevue-Everett $4.05, Tacoma $4.03, Olympia $4.03, Vancouver $4.01, Yakima $4, Tri-Cities $3.97, and Spokane $3.90.

Ferry fares actually go down: The state ferry system ends its peak-season ferry surcharges on three runs today — Bainbridge Island, Bremerton and Kingston, according to The Kitsap Sun. The cost goes from $16.40 to $13.15 each way for a car and driver. Southworth-Fauntleroy will drop from $20.90 to $16.75 per round trip.  More information is at the state’s website.

Hey, how about those Seahawks: Oops …  Seahawks throw their chances away in St. Louis. But the Storm — Seattle Storm extends season with double-overtime victory.

Most-read stories this morning on seattletimes.com:

  1. Notorious young sniper Lee Malvo: ‘I was a monster’
  2. Seahawks’ offense just not getting the job done | Jerry Brewer
  3. Hang on for biggest bus-route shake-ups since 1973
  4. Seahawks throw their chances away in St. Louis
  5. Burien grocery-store employees tackle man assaulting boy

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