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December 19, 2012 at 7:04 AM

Wednesday Memo: Snow everywhere … Guns and more guns … Cops and pot

National Weather Service / Forecast

Snow falling just about everywhere, even in Seattle. It’s sticking at higher elevations, but the lower you go, the roads become bare and wet. Some schools starting late, cars slipping and sliding, especially on ramps and overpasses so be careful and give yourself some extra driving time. The passes have compact snow and ice but were open as of 6 a.m. Skiers should be delighted. The snow is expected to turn to rain later today and  it should warm up a tad.

Guns, guns and more guns. Once again our intrepid columnist Danny Westneat wades into the murky waters of America’s gun debate, this time  wondering why some folks say one solution is to put more guns in the hands of more people in more places. Seriously?

Cops going soft, sort of: First we voted to make possession of small amounts of marijuana legal and now, what’s this? The Seattle Police Department used to say if you used pot in the past three years, you couldn’t be a cop. Now it’s saying, well, if you haven’t used it in the past year, that might be OK. What’s happening to us, people?

Fire at Everett school: The school, ACES High School, which is actually part of the Mukilteo School District, is closed today after pallets were set on fire outside the building early this morning. There was smoke damage to the school. Arson investigators are having a look.

Stabbing death in Skyway: The victim was killed at an apartment complex around 2 a.m. today, says the King County sheriff’s office. One person has been detained. KIRO TV has the story.

Stories trending this morning on seattletimes.com:

  1. Skyline quarterback Max Browne named national player of the year
  2. A first: State recycles more than it throws away
  3. Overnight snow could make for slippery a.m. commute
  4. Washington State quarterback Jeff Tuel won’t try for fifth season
  5. Large dock washes up on Olympic National Park shore

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


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