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February 28, 2013 at 6:45 AM

Thursday Memo: Barefoot Bandit in court … House explosion … Tax ruling

The Barefoot Bandit: He’s scheduled to be in Skagit County Superior Court today because of that plane that was stolen in Anacortes back when he was bouncing around the Northwest committing crimes and eluding the cops at every turn. KING5 has the story. Colton Harris-Moore’s court appearance is to enter a plea for the theft of the plane.

Rain today, rain tomorrow, but what’s this? We could see a temperature of 60 degrees Friday. We’ll take that any day, especially in March.

Fire and explosion in South Park: There was an explosion and a fire at a vacant house in Seattle’s South Park neighborhood this morning. Neighbors say homeless people had been living there, KIRO-TV is reporting.

Bad day for pedestrians: Two were hit by a car in the U-District and another was hit by a Metro bus at Boren Avenue and Stewart Street yesterday.

This is about tax increases, so listen up:  The State Supreme Court is expect to rule today whether requiring a two-thirds majority for lawmakers to raise taxes is constitutional. Lawmakers are keeping a close eye on this because the ruling could affect how they deal with a roughly $1 billion budget shortfall.

That Nisqually quake: Not sure why we’re saying this, but today is the 12th anniversary of the Nisqually earthquake. What a shaker that was

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

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