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November 5, 2012 at 6:32 AM

Monday Memo: Ballmer in Israel … ‘I Voted’ stickers … Tanker fire

Weather:  Today we’ll have patches of fog before 10 a.m., but otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 58.  Thanks to the time change, expect an early sunset at 4:45 p.m. The National Weather Service forecast.

Traffic: Be careful out there in the fog this morning. Remember that the I-90 express lanes will be closed to all traffic at 10 a.m. for monthly maintenance. The map and cams.

Steve Ballmer in Israel: Microsoft’s chief executive is kicking off an international promotional tour of Windows 8 in Israel and meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

The election countdown begins now: Tomorrow morning you can pick up a print version of The Seattle Times to get your “I Voted” sticker. Online during the main event, we’ll have live stats as the vote counts come in and live analysis from political columnist Danny Westneat. Be sure to tune in! If you still haven’t turned in your ballot, see our Election Guide for stories about each ballot item.

And speaking of elections: Be prepared to wait for those election results. More than 1.5 million ballots have been returned in Washington state, but with another 1.5 million or more expected in the run-up to Tuesday’s deadline, officials say they’ll only be able to report about 60 percent of the total vote on Election Day.

Our very own Jersey girl columnist Nicole Brodeur went home to Ocean City to assess the damage and morale.   Today she writes about residents who are keeping the faith. Yesterday, she reflected on the destruction and resilience.

A tanker fire is still burning in Federal Way, more than 24 hours after the truck was involved in a collision on I-5. Firefighters are letting it burn out.

 

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  3. Wilson throws three TD passes as Seahawks beat Vikings
  4. Why you might pay twice for one visit to doctor
  5. Op-ed: Rick Steves on why he is co-sponsoring Initiative 502 to legalize marijuana

Comments | Topics: Morning Memo, National Weather Service, Nicole Brodeur

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