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February 3, 2013 at 9:32 AM

Sunday Memo: Boeing outsourcing … no female mayor? … Super Bowl

Weather:  It’s mostly cloudy this morning, with fog in areas and a high around 47 degrees. Enjoy the drier weather while it’s here, as the forecast calls for showers starting later tomorrow and persisting through the week. (It is February, after all. But that groundhog did predict an early spring … )  For more, take a look at the National Weather Service forecast.

Traffic: The map and cams.

More ’bout Boeing: And Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner, to be specific. Company engineers blame the 787’s outsourced supply chain for a spate of electrical problems, saying that poor quality components are coming from subcontractors that have operated largely out of Boeing’s view.

Ex-SEAL fatally shot at Texas range: A man has been charged in connection with the shooting death of former Navy SEAL and “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle and his friend, the Texas Department of Public Safety said this morning. Sgt. Lonny Haschel said Erath County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call about a shooting at the Rough Creek Lodge last night and found the bodies of Kyle, 38, and Chad Littlefield, 35, at the shooting range. The motive for the shooting was unclear.

Why hasn’t Seattle had more female mayors? Despite a progressive self-image, we haven’t elected a woman to the post in 85 years. And in all that time, a woman has not even appeared on the general-election ballot. What’s up with that? Read the story and check out our nifty timeline while you’re there.

It’s not a Seahawks game, but … you can still enjoy the Super Bowl while dreaming of seeing the Hawks there next year. Seahawks reporter Danny O’Neil has this handy viewing guide for anyone grappling with the monumental questions of which team, to root for, which players to watch, etc. And food writer Nancy Leson also came to the party prepared, leaving the wings for the Ravens and opting for super-sized Buffalo drumsticks instead. There’s still time for a food run before the big game.

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