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February 6, 2013 at 8:49 AM

Wednesday Memo: REI CEO to Interior … No more Saturday mail … Signing day

REI CEO to head Department of Interior: A job once rumored to be Chris Gregoire’s goes to Seattle-native and REI head Sally Jewell. Jewell has been a busy woman: Currently, she serves as the president and CEO of REI and as a University of Washington regent; in the past, she worked as an engineer for Mobil Oil and as a commercial banker.¬†President Obama’s official announcement is expected later today. After that, she faces Senate confirmation process.

Postal Service cutting Saturday mail: “Neither snow, nor rain … ” will stop the mail, according to the U.S. Postal Service’s unofficial motto — but money problems sure will. The financially strained agency plans to quit first-class mail deliver on¬† Saturdays. The change would start in August, and could save $2 billion each year.

Weather: Look forward to Friday. Off-and-on showers today and tomorrow — but after a quick bit of fog on Friday, we’re in for what sounds like a stunning day for February. Expect a high of 45 and mostly sunny and calm. No complaints here.

Huskies, Cougars fans, rejoice. National Signing Day is here: The wait is over to see who will be joining the Dawgs and Cougs next season. High -school seniors will put pen to paper today and commit to their future college football teams. Then football fans can all stop worrying about the whims of 17- and 18-year-olds. Our live blog has all the latest.

A city hall filled with guns: At least a dozen people, with guns on their mind and on their belts, attended a meeting of the Oak Harbor City Council last night. They were there to see the City Council unanimously repeal an ordinance banning guns from city parks and the marina.

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