Weather: It’s gorgeous. In the 70s. Enjoy. If you need to know more, here’s the forecast.
Weekend traffic troubles: Construction around the area will mean slowdowns today, especially to and from the Eastside. Check this site before you head out. The 520 bridge is closed in both directions from Montlake Boulevard in Seattle to Interstate 405. Also, a stretch of northbound I-405 between Southeast Eighth Street in Bellevue and SR520 is closed for maintenance until 5 a.m. Monday. Detours are in place.
Steve Ballmer interview: Janet I. Tu, the Seattle Times technology reporter, interviewed Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer about how he intends to carry out the company’s restructuring (announced Thursday), and other matters, such as a succession plan. Read the Q & A.
SPD fires officer with troubled history: The Seattle Police Department has fired a lieutenant after an internal investigation into allegations of domestic violence and dishonesty. A King County jury had acquitted Lt. Donnie Lowe of a misdemeanor domestic-violence charge last September. Here’s the story by reporter Mike Carter.
Capitol Hill shooting overnight: A man has life-threatening injuries after being shot around 3 a.m. today on Seattle’s Capitol Hill.
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