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March 22, 2013 at 7:12 AM

Friday Memo: Slushy roads, school delays … Early-morning shooting … Kings

Slushy roads: Snow was sticking to streets and highways early this morning, with some areas reporting several inches of snow. Drive carefully — roads are slick.

Several Snohomish County school districts, including Edmonds, are starting late. Check your school district here.

National monument in San Juans: President Obama plans to sign a proclamation Monday that would designate a national monument in the San Juan Islands, providing permanent protection for nearly 1,000 acres of undeveloped land. The islands will become Washington’s third national monument, joining Mount St. Helens and Hanford Reach.

Speaking of protection: King County has agreed to buy development rights on a 43,000-acre tree farm east of Enumclaw. The forestland would be protected from urban development, if the $11.1 million deal is approved by the King County Council.

Another early-morning shooting: A man was shot about 5 a.m. today while Bellevue police were serving an arrest warrant in South Seattle, according to KOMO. No information about the person who was shot has been released, and his condition is unknown. Yesterday, a man was shot in the face in Pioneer Square around 6 a.m.

Sacramento Kings: Reports surfaced Thursday of a new lead investor in Sacramento’s efforts to keep the Kings in town. The investor, Vivek Ranadive, is also a limited partner and vice chairman of the Golden State Warriors. Ranadive would have to sell his shares in the Warriors if the Sacramento investor group is successful in buying the Kings.

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