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August 1, 2013 at 6:49 AM

Thursday Memo: Boeing unemployment deals … Dry July … Women of soccer

National Weather Service forecast

National Weather Service forecast

Boeing workers who get a pink slip are going to get a better than average unemployment deal, certainly better than what other state residents who lose their jobs –  those unfortunate souls face losing nine weeks of long-term jobless benefits.

Those thunderstorms: Yes, we had them last night, but July was one hot, dry month in most of the state. In fact, there was no measurable rain at Sea-Tac at all last month, and that hasn’t happened since 1951. Of course all that dry weather has made Eastern Washington ripe for wildfires, and we’ve got ‘em. Here’s the latest on the fire south of Wenatchee. And here’s the National Weather Service forecast.

Never too old to play the beautiful game. A local women’s soccer team is headed for Italy, but this is not just any women’s team. It’s a 55-and-over women’s soccer team that is scheduled to play in the World Masters Games in Turin, Italy, which begins today. How refreshing.

Speaking of sports, the Mariners lost 5-4 in a 15-inning heartbreaker against the Red Sox last night. Back at the clubhouse, however, their manager congratulated them. See why.

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


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