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December 23, 2012 at 10:31 AM

Sunday Memo: Olympia’s mover and shaker … Husky Stadium’s cost to taxpayers … Russell Wilson

National Weather Service / Forecast

Good morning.

Weather: For your hustling and bustling and shopping pleasure? Sorry… showers and in the 40s. The forecast.

State politics: Politics reporter Jim Brunner profiles state Sen. Rodney Tom, who teamed with a fellow Democrat and 23 Republicans to announce a new “Majority Coalition Caucus” would run the state Senate. Brunner examines whether Tom is a bridge-burning “egotistical opportunist” or someone  who will collaborate to help get things done.

Husky football: Columnist Steve Kelley looks at QB Keith Price’s future after the Huskies’ loss in Las Vegas on Saturday. Ok, but what about the future of Husky Stadium? Bloomberg looks at the finances of the deal and explains the $250 million renovation will cost the federal treasury about $154 million over 30 years, mostly in lost tax revenue.

Seahawks: The Hawks fight for a playoff spot tonight on Sunday Night Football. Game starts after 5 p.m. on KING 5.  Before you watch, take a look at Seattle Times reporter Danny O’Neil’s pre-game assessment of  a game he sees as a test of “whether Seattle has turned the corner.” And be sure to read O’Neil’s profile of QB Russell Wilson to learn more of his life and motivation. Too short to play quarterback, they told him? As a third-round pick, don’t expect to start? O’Neil traveled to Virginia to hear mother Tammy Wilson’s message of resolve: “Don’t be defined by what other people say,” she says.

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