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The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

January 27, 2013 at 10:12 AM

Sunday Memo: Rob McKenna done campaigning for awhile … the KC-Omaha Kings (yes!) … Seattle Boat Show

Good morning.

Weather: No surprises: gray, high in the mid-40s, with rain expected later today. The National Weather Service forecast.

Gun buyback:  Seattle’s gun buyback program proved much more popular Saturday than police expected. So much so that police ran out of gift cards to hand out to those turning in their weapons. A military launcher was among the firearms exchanged in for a gift card.

Rob McKenna: One and done — for awhile? Former Republican state Attorney General  Rob McKenna plans to join a law firm and says chances are slim he’ll seek the governor’s office again four years from now. Politics reporter Jim Brunner catches up with McKenna, post-election.

The well-traveled Kings: The Sacramento Kings have been in Sacramento for 28 seasons. Before that, the franchise hopped around, playing in Kansas City, Omaha, Cincinnati and Rochester. Yes, Omaha — in the glory years that saw Nate “Tiny” Archibald amaze everyone in scoring and assists and the legendary Bob Cousy give it a go — not entirely successfully — as the team’s coach. Reporter Bob Condotta looks at the Kings’ history.

Think of sunny skies and open waters: Maybe a trip to the boat show will help you think beyond the gray skies?  See how you you can live it up. See how the other half lives it up. Promoters say the Seattle Boat Show is the West Coast’s biggest, featuring more than 1,000 recreational watercraft, seminars and accessories indoors at CenturyLink Field, and afloat on South Lake Union. It’s going on now through next Sunday. Details.

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