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March 10, 2013 at 10:46 AM

Sunday memo: Spring forward … Double homicide in Renton … Former councilmember McIver dies

Spring forward: Now would be a good time to shake your fist at your alarm clock if you haven’t already. You’ve already donated an hour of your weekend to push the clocks forward for daylight saving time. If this weren’t Seattle, you’d be gaining an extra hour of evening light  but it’s going to stay pretty darn gray (see below if you need proof).

Weather for the week of 3/10

Weather for the week of 3/10

But does setting the clocks back cost us more than just sleep? Yesterday, the FYI Guy wrote about a study that says “springing forward” costs us about $1.20 per person in the Seattle-Tacoma area. That’s more than 4 million bucks.

Spring showers:  Remember that gray weather I was talking about? We’re looking at an 80 percent chance of rain tomorrow and the next day. No surprises there.

Longtime Seattle City Councilmember Richard McIver dies at 71: McIver, who served on the city council for more than 20 years before stepping down in 2009, died at Swedish Hospital Saturday last night, according to long-time political associates.

Slain Renton couple’s grandson sought:

Michael L. Boysen (photo handout from King County sheriff's office)

Michael L. Boysen (photo handout from King County sheriff’s office)

Detectives with the King County Sheriff’s Office are looking for the grandson of the elderly Renton-area couple who were found slain last night.  The couple’s car is also missing.  According to the sheriff’s office, his “relationship to the crime is currently unknown”.

Debris peppering Washington coastline: Two years after the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, Northwest beachcombers are finding remnants in the wreckage and reminders of the terrible power of that seismic event. Federal officials predict this debris will continue to sporadically pulse on to beaches for years to come.

Plane crashes into family’s garage: One man was killed and another injured when a small plane crashed into a home near Woodinville.

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