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March 4, 2013 at 7:57 AM

Monday Memo: Beacon Hill shooting … Former Gates official nominated for OMB …Top Dogs?

Good Monday morning.

Weather: Chilly this morning, warming up this afternoon to the low 50s. The National Weather Service forecast.

Shooting in Beacon Hill: Police found the bodies of two men in a car this morning in Seattle’s Beacon Hill neighborhood. Both had been shot in the head.

Gregoire not named to EPA spot: OK, so it’s a little odd to spotlight what is not happening. But there was so much talk  (and can we call it wild speculation, now?) that President Barack Obama would name former Gov. Chris Gregoire to a cabinet post. Interior? No, that went to REI chief Sally Jewell. And today, the president will nominate MIT scientist Ernest Moniz to head the Energy Department and EPA veteran Gina McCarthy to run the environmental agency.  Is there another administration post out there for the former governor and big Obama supporter?  Also being nominated today: Sylvia Mathews Burwell, to run the Office of Management and Budget. Burwell is a former president of the Gates Foundation’s Global Development Program.

The greenest building in the world: Tenants at the just-finished Bullitt Center on Seattle’s Capitol Hill — considered the greenest office building ever — are signing leases with energy and water “budgets” and other green-focused terms. Read Eric Pryne’s story about what is expected when you are energy-conscious all day long. Read it the next time you’re tempted to toss a recyclable bottle into the regular garbage.

Top Dogs: After a tumble last week by No. 1 Indiana, the 29-2 Gonzaga Bulldogs appear poised to grab the nation’s top ranking today. First time in school history. The coaches will give it to the Zags, right, and not somehow stick with the Hoosiers, who lost to Minnesota? Read more from college basketball reporter Bud Withers.

Most read stories this morning on seattletimes.com:

  1. Are these Mariners for real? | Larry Stone
  2. $2M posted to bail out Chinese student facing vehicular-homicide charge
  3. Changes loom for Washington state pension system
  4. Cop dogs’ miscues prove grisly, costly
  5. When Seattle was Hockeytown USA

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