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January 17, 2013 at 7:04 AM

Thursday Memo: Missing hiker … Boeing’s bad day … Governor’s party

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Hiker missing in Snohomish County: A 39-year-old Seattle man is believed missing in the Mount Persis area east of Gold Bar, because that’s where an emergency beacon signal was coming from last night. Rescuers were expected to begin the search this morning. KIRO-TV has the story.

Boeing troubles: When we mentioned the company’s woes yesterday, we had no idea what was in store later in the day for the plane maker, whose health is bread-and-butter for so many folks here. The grounding of its 787 Dreamliners comes at a time when competitor Airbus reports that it set a record last year for the number of plane deliveries, though that number was still less than Boeing’s.

Teen’s family settles lawsuit in her drug overdose death: The mother of the 16-year-old girl who died from an overdose in a barracks in what was then called Fort Lewis in 2009 sued the government and the security contractor at the base, but the suit has been settled for $40,000 after a federal judge dismissed the contractor from the suit and the chance of winning was limited, according to the mother’s attorney.

Gov. Jay Inslee enters last night’s inaugural ball. (Photo by Erika Schultz / The Seattle Times)

The new governor knows how to party: Some 3,000 people attended Gov. Jay Inslee’s inaugural ball last night. OK, the ball has been a fixture for some 150 years, but we had to say something about 3,000 people being there, right? Oh, and it cost $100 to get in. Party on.

Most-read stories this morning on seattletimes.com:

  1. Mariners get Mike Morse in three-way trade
  2. Obama’s gun measures face a tough road in Congress
  3. Seahawks defense’s inability to finish cost team dearly
  4. Boeing cancels strategy sessions to focus on 787
  5. 787 grounded, but Boeing to keep building

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

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