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July 27, 2013 at 10:40 AM

Saturday Memo: Torchlight Parade and Block Party … M’s almost make it … global-warming fix?

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On a weekend packed with summer events, the weather is actually cooperating. Sunny skies are predicted to persist into next week, with temperatures in the mid-70s. See more from the National Weather Service forecast.

Bored this weekend? The answer to that better be a resounding “No.” Between the Bellevue Arts Fair, the Seafair Torchlight Parade and Capitol Hill Block Party, you should be able to exhaust yourself in the sunshine no matter where you are. Take a look at our weekend preview for more ideas.

We have photos from the first day of Capitol Hill Block Party, which is expected to attract more than 30,000 attendees to Pike Street throughout the weekend. (There are more in the gallery.) Keep up with our full coverage of Block Party, as well as Jazz Port Townsend and Timber! Festival, on our SoundPosts blog.

Of course, these events and road work are also prompting bus-schedule changes. Plan accordingly.

Even vintage Felix wasn’t enough for the Mariners last night, who lost 3-2 in the 13th to the Twins. Hernandez struck out 11 and didn’t walk anybody, but Minnesota rallied late to force extra innings. The Mariners will have another shot during this afternoon’s game at Safeco Field.

Getting underfoot: Scientists are looking into whether greenhouse gases from power plants and other industrial sources can be captured, liquified and pumped into porous rocks beneath our feet. The experiment is under way in the vast basalt deposits of the Columbia Basin in Eastern Washington. But it’s not clear when — or if — the approach will ever be applied to help slow the rate of global climate change.

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