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The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

May 10, 2013 at 7:02 AM

Friday Memo: Mayor McGinn & those guns … Police chase … Sun today

What did you know and when did you know it, your honor? OK, Mayor McGinn has fessed up to knowing that the more than 700 guns turned in as part of a buyback program were made into rebar before he announced the plan to have them made into peace plaques. And he has explained that he didn’t want that fact to take the focus off  the plan and those who supported it. But still, the facts are facts. You have to give credit to KIRO Radio reporter Brandi Kruse for breaking the story.

A police chase that began in Mountlake Terrace and ended in a Snohomish County intersection early this morning has left an officer and the suspect injured.

Students recommend raising tuition to boost faculty and staff pay: Whoa. A student-led committee at the University of Washington says that if the Legislature doesn’t increase funding for higher education, the school should raise tuition by 3 percent — and use all the money to give faculty and staff a raise.

Sun today, mostly sunny tomorrow, but we could see rain Saturday night and more rain on Mother’s Day. (You do know it’s Mother’s Day, right? Have you plans to honor your mom?) The temperatures should be in the 70s through the weekend on this side of the mountains. In Eastern Washington, it should be in the 80s and as high as 90 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

A big cat in the backyard: A young cougar that found its way into the backyard of a Vancouver, Wash., home early this morning was safely captured by state wildlife officials. A barking dog alerted the homeowner to the cat that was sitting up in a tree. It was tranquilized and taken away to be released later into the wild, they say. KGW News in Portland has the story.

The M’s and the Sounders both play at home tomorrow and the state Department of Transportation is giving us the heads up that traffic could get a bit messy in Sodo. The Sounders play at 1 p.m. at CenturyLink and the Mariners play at 6:10 p.m. at Safeco.

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

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