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The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

January 15, 2013 at 6:54 AM

Tuesday Memo: Maloofs … Death by woman’s chest? … Take our teacher poll

National Weather Service / Forecast

Meet the Maloofs: Well, not really. The Maloof family owns the Sacramento Kings, the NBA franchise that may or may not come to Seattle. Once popular in Sacramento (apparently not so much today) and apparently difficult to reach, the family could use some love in Sacramento. As Seattle Times staff reporter Ken Armstrong writes in a profile of the family today, the Maloofs of late have “met with a reversal of fortune, committing public-relations blunders and rupturing the trust of the (Sacramento) community and the team’s fans.” Have a look.

Woman accused of smothering boyfriend to death … with her chest: A man is dead, apparently from being smothered by a woman’s chest in his face, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s office. The couple — the man 51, the woman 50 — had been drinking and began to argue in a home in the Everett area last Saturday, according to a story by KIRO-TV. Witnesses found the couple in another room with the woman on top of the man, who was unconscious. He couldn’t be revived and died.  

Not my students: Teachers in some Seattle schools are refusing to give a certain standardized test to their students, saying the test is flawed and is a waste of time and resources. What do you think of the rather bold move by the teachers? Vote in our poll.

Still bad air out there: Remember, there’s a burn ban in effect in King, Snohomish, Pierce and Thurston counties. There are even clean-air cops roaming around out there, and if you’re caught burning something, you could be slapped with a $1,000 fine. Ouch.

Most-read stories this morning on seattletimes.com:

  1. Fateful B-52 flight revealed plane’s deadly weakness
  2. Playoff loss hurts, but talented, young Seahawks team will be back | Steve Kelley
  3. Report says NBA’s relocation committee was briefed on Kings’ sale to Chris Hansen’s group
  4. Heartbreaking loss means Seahawks season ends too early | Jerry Brewer

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


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