The tunnel: Big cranes, big ships and a massive boring machine are all part of the project to replace our beloved(?) Alaskan Way Viaduct. The boring machine is so big — more than 57 feet across — that only a handful of ships are capable of bringing it from Japan to Seattle. See the story by Seattle Times staff reporter Mike Lindblom for the details.
Gangs in Sedro-Woolley? One man is dead and another was wounded in shootings yesterday at an apartment house in this city, population about 10,500. The police say the shootings are gang-related. Really, gangs in Sedro-Woolley?
The Sounders and Obafemi Martins: Still trying to get our head around the possibility that the quick-footed forward from Nigeria, who’s played with big clubs in Italy and the U.K. and isn’t all that old at 28, wants to come to Seattle. OK, $4 million is being tossed around, but we’re just saying …
By the way, the Sounders play the Mexican club Tigres UANL at CenturyLink Field at 7 p.m. today in a CONCACAF Champions League match.
Speaking of sports … ZAGS!
Weather… Did we mention the rain? OK, it was dry this morning in most areas, but just wait. It’s supposed to get wet and stay that way through Saturday.
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Nick Provenza: 206-464-2142 or firstname.lastname@example.org