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October 11, 2012 at 7:34 AM

Thursday Memo: 10 local stories to read today

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1. Medical Lake girl accused of stealing dad’s guns 

A 17-year-old girl has been accused of stealing 21 guns from her father’s Medical Lake home and giving them to a man who promised her a pickup.

2.  Cancer patient embarrassed by pat-down at airport gets TSA escort on return trip

A Michigan cancer patient who says she was humiliated during a recent Seattle airport security pat-down on her way to Hawaii got a Transportation Security Administration escort through security as she headed home.

3. Bellingham Herald | Detective: Skagit chain saw attacker claimed self defense

The Skagit County man suspected of killing his landlord with a chain saw told investigators that the attack was in self defense, according to a probable cause affidavit.

4. Red Tricycle | 9 a-MAZE-ing Corn Mazes Less Than an Hour From Seattle

Considering that there hasn’t been a single drop of rain yet this fall in Seattle, this could be the first year ever (and the last year, for that matter!) that you won’t have to bust out your family’s most hardcore boots and jackets to enjoy this fall favorite – corn mazes!

5. Q13 | Man arrested for allegedly dragging Tacoma police officer

Pierce County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man Thursday morning accused of dragging a Tacoma police officer with a car door while driving away from police on Monday.

6. Rinse and repeat: Warm, dry weather over

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.

7. WSU successful, UW less so in creating diverse campus

This year’s freshman class at Pullman has its highest percentage of Hispanic and black students ever — numbers that closely mirror the percentage of minorities among high-school graduates statewide.

8. Academy in Federal Way district is similar to a charter school 

Supporters of Initiative 1240 often point to the success stories among the 6,000 charter schools that now exist in 41 states, when the reality is that high-performing charters are more the exception than the rule.

9. Lively debate over I-502, the marijuana measure, draws big crowd

A well-attended debate over Initiative 502, which would legalize and tax sales of up to 1-ounce of marijuana in Washington state, proved both lively and good theater Wednesday night at the University of Washington.

10. Couple wanted in slaying, interstate crime spree arrested in SeaTac

A couple suspected in the attempted murder of a Southern California police officer last month were arrested by SeaTac police this morning.


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