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September 12, 2013 at 6:54 AM

Thursday Memo: UW admissions… Suspected kid gunman, in court … An 80s day

More students at the UW? A new report calls for the university to admit more in-state students and to get more aggressive in competing for top faculty talent.

The 12-year-old boy accused of two armed robberies in Everett is scheduled to enter a plea today in Snohomish County Juvenile Court. We’ll have a story later this morning. He’s accused of holding up a convenience store and a coffee stand called Hillbilly Hotties.

Climber stranded: A 67-year-old man from Des Moines was rescued by helicopter from a ledge near Merchant Peak in Snohomish County yesterday after he was unable to climb down safely from his perch at some 5,00o feet. He’s an experienced climber, says the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office. Must have been scary. Climbing isn’t for sissies.

We told you it was going to be hot yesterday. Even set a record with the temperature reaching 93 degrees! Things will cool down today with temperatures in the 80s, which is a tad more comfortable, no? Still a lot of sunshine.

Slaughterhouses, often controversial: The Whatcom County Council has approved changes to allow slaughterhouses on farmland. The matter has been debated for more than a year. Those who don’t like the idea say slaughterhouses on farms could cause water pollution.

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Memo light:  

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

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