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July 30, 2013 at 6:54 AM

Tuesday Memo: Car hits jogger — twice … Ferry fares … Mail theft

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Jogger hit by car, not once, but twice: A woman was jogging along a road near Royal City in Grant County on Sunday when a car pulled up and the driver asked her if she wanted a ride. She said no and the driver turned his car around and struck her. He then turned his car around a second time to hit her again and knocked her to the ground, dragging her for a bit. He was later arrested and the jogger was taken to the hospital. Her injuries are said to be not life-threatening.

Ferry fares to go up: The state Transportation Commission is expected to vote today on a proposed fare increase for state ferries. The proposal would raise fares about 6 percent and would be phased in over the next year.

Wildfires continue to burn in our state: One’s near Goldendale, the other south of Wenatchee. The Wenatchee fire, which better mapping shows to be 66 square miles, has destroyed several homes, and the fire outside of Goldendale also continues to grow. Lightning is in the forecast later this week, and that could make the fire season just that much worse, officials say.

This is as sad as it is criminal: One of our community partners, The Issaquah Press, writes of a postal worker who faces probation after stealing money and gift cards from mail she was supposed to be delivering. The cash amounts were in the $500 range and there were 30-50 gift cards taken. A sting was set up to catch her.

And speaking of sad: Eight inmates at the Snohomish County Jail have died since 2010.

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

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