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The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

January 1, 2013 at 10:17 AM

Tuesday Memo: 2013 and still kickin’ … Darn cold … Oil rig runs aground

National Weather Service / Forecast

2013 and still kicking, aren’t you: Things we’ll be hearing about that we’re tired of hearing about or don’t want to hear about or glad we don’t have to hear about (you pick): the fiscal cliff, cancellations of the North Line of the Sounder train between Seattle and Everett, snow in the lowlands, snow in the ski areas, the governor’s race, May Day violence and the number of Seattle homicides going up.

Darn cold last night, yeah? A lot of folks woke up to freezing fog and temperatures in the 20s, some as low as 26 degrees. Ouch. A lot of you probably didn’t have to go to work today so no scraping of ice off the car wind0ws for you. For some of us, not so much. But there’s sun out there now and it’s supposed  be sunny tomorrow.

The Oregon bus crash: There are many people who have a story to tell about this tragic incident. Some of the survivors, and apparently some of those who died, are from the Seattle area. We’ll post the news as it becomes available.

The drill rig Kulluk ran aground on an island in Alaska overnight. (Coast Guard photo)

Shell drilling rig runs aground: The rig  broke loose overnight and drifted onto the rocks on an island in Alaska. The rig was being towed down here and high winds and high seas broke its connections to the tugs that were towing it. The Coast Guard and others are monitoring the situation and everyone is hoping the 139,000 gallons of diesel fuel on board doesn’t leak.

Stories trending this morning on seattletimes.com:

  1. Bill to avert fiscal cliff heads to House
  2. Reid among 7 NFL coaches sacked in firing frenzy
  3. Practice makes perfect for Seahawks when they need it | Steve Kelley
  4. Seahawks prove they’re ready for more
  5. At CenturyLink, plenty of drinking and trash talk but few bullies

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


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