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November 3, 2012 at 9:42 AM

Saturday Memo: Octopus hunt legal, 520 pontoons fixable, time to turn back clocks

National Weather Service / Forecast

Weather: Rain today and tomorrow. Highs both days around 55. There could be a sunbreak or two tomorrow, but don’t hold your breath. The National Weather Service forecast.

Traffic: Traffic is mostly clear Saturday morning and should stay that way with no major sporting events on the schedule. Traffic map and cams.

Remember to fall back: Daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday. Be sure to turn your clocks back one hour before bed Saturday night. It’s also a good time to check smoke-detector batteries.

Octopus hunting legal, but draws local ire: A diver dragged a Pacific octopus out of the water at Cove 2 in Alki, a popular place within the diving community to spot sea wildlife. The diver carried a shellfish-hunting license and didn’t break any rules in capturing the octopus, but the incident has sparked calls for to make Cove 2 a Marine Protected Area, where fishing would be restricted. 

State says 520 floating bridge’s pontoon flaws aren’t critical: Despite the discovery of cracks in the first batch of pontoons produced for a new Highway 520 floating bridge, state Secretary of Transportation Paula Hammond said she expects all six to be made watertight. Another official said most of the cracks are superficial and not structural.

Bothell mayor sued by woman claiming affair: Mark Lamb, a married attorney who has served as mayor of the city of Bothell for the past six years, is being sued by a woman who claims Lamb fired her from her paralegal job at his law firm after their two-year affair ended in March.

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  4. Woman sues Bothell mayor, says she was fired after 2-year affair
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