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December 13, 2012 at 6:41 AM

Thursday Memo: Dogs attack … Guns sale at school … Cracked pontoons

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Dogs attacking people in park: Whoa, what’s this all about? State park on Whidbey Island closed after dogs attack hikers. A woman had to lock herself in a restroom to protect herself from these aggressive things. Who owns these animals, described as looking like pit bulls? Someone said they may have been abandoned in the park.

Those cracks in pontoons for the new 520 bridge: Delays are in the offing for building the new span as a result. How long those delays will be, we don’t know just yet. What does it say when there are cracks in these things and the bridge isn’t even built yet …

Guns in a Vancouver, Wash., school: This one’s a bit strange. A 16-year-old kid brought a shotgun and a .22 rifle to a high school to sell to another student the other day, and while the barrels had been taken off, when a teacher found the .22 in a nylon bag, she called authorities. The teen was busted for investigation of felony possession of a stolen gun, possessing a dangerous weapon on school grounds and unlawful possession of a firearm. Hey, it was just a business deal, right?

Opposed to coal export terminal: A rally that could draw thousands is scheduled at Freeway Park near the Washington State Convention Center at 2 p.m. today to air concerns about a proposal to put a coal export terminal at Cherry Point near Ferndale and in Oregon. Those coal trains would run through Seattle. The rally is in advance of a hearing at 7 p.m. at the center on the proposal. Should be lively. What do you think? Vote in our poll.

Stories trending this morning on seattletimes.com:

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  2. A Russian’s first taste of American football: Deafening, incendiary, confusing
  3. Protruding Metro bus ‘bulbs’ work, but at the expense of drivers
  4. Sidney Rice in walking boot, availability for Bills game in doubt
  5. Huskies having a down year, but don’t predict a downfall for Lorenzo Romar’s program

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


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