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August 13, 2013 at 6:58 AM

Tuesday Memo: Latest on bus driver shooting … WSU drinking … Missing climber on Mount Hood

Bus shootings: If you haven’t read the follow-up story on the shooting of the Metro bus driver and subsequent killing of the shooter by police, please do. Imagine being on either of the buses involved in those shootings.

By the way, there’s a lot of love for our bus drivers: See the shout-outs by readers who responded to our request to share their support for drivers.

Here’s one of them:

I’m not a frequent rider, but one bummer about the new “exit to the rear” plan is that I can’t say thank you to the driver when I depart the bus. Thank you, Metro drivers!

Drinking and drugs at WSU: There have been some issues at the school over the years — binge drinking, students falling out of windows — so it must be good news to hear that officials at the university have announced new tactics to tackle booze and drugs there.

North Cascades Highway mess: Not only have slides along a 10-mile stretch of the highway closed it for who knows how many days, a washout stranded 65 people by Cascade River Road. None of this is good news for recreationers or for businesses in the Methow Valley.

Missing climber: A member of the Polish military is missing on Mount Hood. The soldier, who has little hiking experience, hasn’t been seen since Sunday. He is here for training on the use of drones designed and built at Insitu in Bingen, Wash. The search continues today. Oregon Live has the story.

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

 

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