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February 23, 2013 at 10:58 AM

Saturday Memo: More Hanford leaks … Snow in the mountains … Papal limo on display

Showers in Seattle, snow in the mountains:  Scattered showers throughout the next couple of days with highs just under 50 degrees. But the real story is all the snow in the mountains. Stevens Pass got 9 inches of powder overnight  while Snoqualmie Pass received plenty of  snow as well. Should be good skiing for all you lucky snow-bunnies out there.

More problems at Hanford: Gov. Jay Inslee announced Friday that at least six underground-storage tanks each holding tens of thousands of gallons of nuclear and chemical waste are leaking at the Hanford nuclear reservation, the nation’s most contaminated Cold War weapons-production facility. It’s just another bump in the road in what has been a complicated and costly cleanup effort at the nuclear reservation.

Check out the ex-Pope’s stylish ride in Tacoma: A stretch limousine that carried Pope Paul VI during a 1965 visit to the U.S. is on temporary display at Tacoma’s LeMay — America’s Car Museum. The limo is on loan from a Seattle-area car collector who bought it for $220,000 in 2011.

State Senate Democrats investigate possible misspent funds :  A group that works to elect Democratic state senators is looking into whether its executive director made improper expenditures. 

Mike Leach stopped by for a chat yesterday: The WSU football coach talked pirates, Cougars fans vs. Texas Tech fans, the best restaurants in Pullman, what he’s excited about for next season and much more. Replay our live chat with Leach.

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