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October 14, 2013 at 6:55 AM

Monday Memo: Remarkable rescue from car in pond … $15 minimum wage … Seahawks slapstick

Former lifeguard and state trooper pull driver from submerged car: Talk about remarkable efforts to save someone. It happened near Ellensburg on Saturday. A passing motorist, who happened to be a former lifeguard, and a trooper swam 50 feet out to the car, which was submerged in a pond so only the roof could be seen. The windows and doors were locked, so the trooper used his baton to break a window. The man in the car was pulled out and taken to the hospital. No word on his condition.

A closer look at minimum wage proposal in SeaTac: The city is proposing a hike in the minimum wage to $15 an hour. Long Beach, Calif., voters took similar action. The California results suggest a “living wage” ordinance in SeaTac wouldn’t be as good as advocates hope or as bad as critics warn. Would you vote for increasing the minimum wage to $15 an hour? Vote in our poll. Mobile users can vote here.

Those Seahawks: What can we say about them? They won, but … ha ha ha, what a comedy of errors by both teams.

Train fatalities: Here’s a sad series of events. Three hit by Amtrak trains in separate incidents since Thursday

Wild animal cruelty on Bainbridge: A raccoon had to be euthanized after it was found near death in an illegal trap in a popular park on the island, and a heron was found with a gunshot wound, according to our community news partner, Inside Bainbridge. Come on, people.

Uh-oh, does someone know something about this winter weather we don’t know? King County snowplows to be scarce this winter

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


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