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December 24, 2012 at 6:57 AM

Monday Memo: White Christmas? … Sammamish friendly … Puppy stolen

National Weather Service / Forecast

White Christmas: Seriously? OK, well maybe, in some places. Weather folks here say the snow level could drop to 600 feet, that’s you higher hills, where a half inch might fall. But the high will be near 42. A tad warm, don’t you think? At least many of you won’t be schlepping through the snow on the way to work on the holiday. Yeah, that’s the ticket.

Sammamish friendliest town in America? Forbes says it is.

Nearly 90% of the residents of this Seattle suburb own their own homes. Crime is low as is unemployment. Surrounded by snow-capped mountains and overlooking a lake, Sammamish offers outdoor activities like skiing, water sports, hiking and biking.

Pete Carroll has had plenty to celebrate during four straight Seattle wins, including Richard Sherman’s 90-yard return of a blocked field goal that prompted this reaction.(Photo by Bettina Hansen / The Seattle Times)

Seahawks? 42-13 and headed to the playoffs! ‘nough said.

Well, not quite: A man is dead in a shooting at a bar in Bellevue at a celebration of the Hawks’ win yesterday. Police say it’s an isolated incident. Come on people.

Stevens Pass remains closed from the summit east to Leavenworth because trees keep falling on the highway. The ski area is expected to be open on a limited basis. Check the state Department of Transporation website for updates on the passes.

Puppy gone: Don’t you hate it when you read stories such as this during the holidays? Portland family heartbroken after thief steals puppy from humane society

Stories trending this morning on seattletimes.com:

  1. Seattle radio man Marty Riemer: ‘I felt like every day, I was lying’ | Nicole & Co.
  2. Russell Wilson defied all odds to become the talk of the NFL
  3. Seahawks crush 49ers, 42-13
  4. Indirect federal-tax subsidies to help pay for UW stadium
  5. Believe it, Hawks are best team in the NFL right now | Jerry Brewer

Nick Provenza: 206-464-2142 or nprovenza@seattletimes.com. On Twitter @NickProvenza1


 

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