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The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

July 24, 2013 at 6:42 AM

Wednesday Memo: Another perfect day … Trojan trailer? … Migrant workers strike

Another perfect summer day: Sunny, with a high near 77 today. Winter feels far, far away.

Surprise stowaways: A pair of inadvertent stowaways ended up alone inside the Seattle police evidence garage after police located the stolen truck and trailer they were in and had it towed to the police facility. No surveillance cameras caught the break-in — or rather, the break-out — of the two men, and police are investigating the likelihood of any evidence tampering. We don’t need to point out the irony of no evidence in the evidence garage, do we?

Berry pickers afraid of guest-worker program: Migrant workers at Sakuma Brothers Farms, a Skagit Valley berry farm that supplies such top national brands as Haagen-Dazs ice cream, are on strike over the pending arrival of 160 guest workers from Mexico. While growers in Eastern Washington have used the federal government’s H-2A program, this is the first year Sakuma or any Western Washington fruit grower will use it.

Boeing’s 2Q profits on upward flight: The aircraft manufacturer posted a bigger-than-expected profit as it ramped up deliveries of its 737 and 787. More good news for Boeing: Investigators now believe the fire aboard an empty 787 Dreamliner at London’s Heathrow Airport was likely caused by pinched battery wiring due to human error, not a Boeing design flaw.

Firefighters at the scene of a house fire in Fremont. (Photo by Marcus Yam / The Seattle Times)

Speaking of fires: A late-night fire tore through a three-story house in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood late Tuesday. Neighbors said no one was at home when the fire broke out just after 10 p.m.

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