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April 3, 2013 at 7:09 AM

Wednesday Memo: NBA holds court on Kings … Your Facebook password

Basketball in Seattle: The saga continues: Representatives of the Emerald City (that’s us) and Sacramento are in New York City right now to make their best pitch for the future of the Kings of the NBA. Each group will talk up its plan before the NBA’s relocation and finance committees. Go Sonics …

You’re not getting my password: State lawmakers are toying with the idea of allowing employers to ask for social-media passwords — think Facebook — at job interviews or during investigations by the company. It’s an amendment to a bill meant to safeguard social-network passwords of workers and people applying for jobs. Those backing the amendment say the original bill would open a path for possible illegal activity by employees, for example, giving proprietary or consumer information to outsiders through social networks. But opponents say such a move not only violates a worker’s privacy but also the privacy of his social-network connections.

A 4-year-old girl was hit with a belt Sunday after she refused to eat her dinner, and now her father has been charged with second-degree child assault. The father, 37, of Bonney Lake, has pleaded not guilty, but get this: Prosecutors say he put the girl in a cold bath for a half-hour to make the welts on her arm less visible. The girl needed treatment at a hospital.

Well this is a horse of a different color! Morse homers twice as Mariners pound A’s, 7-1

Can’t say as much for the Sounders: Sounders suffer 1-0 loss in first leg of Champions League semifinal

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  4. Matt Flynn’s trade to Oakland becomes official
  5. Seattle council signals 24-story towers by South Lake Union won’t fly

Memo light: Dilbert | By Scott Adams

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Nick Provenza: 206-464-2142 or nprovenza@seattletimes.com

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