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October 20, 2013 at 9:46 AM

Sunday memo: Grocery talks . . .Traveling R . . . Ballots mailed

forecast1020013Grocery strike: A strike at four grocery chains is planned by the United Food and Commercial Works in the Puget Sound area starting Monday night. A union spokesman said Saturday that talks had produced little progress toward a settlement. The employers say they want to continue negotiating. The union plans a rally at Westlake Park Sunday at 7 p.m. The grocery chains affected are Safeway, QFC, Albertsons and Fred Meyer in King, Snohomish, Pierce, Kitsap, Thurston and Mason counties. 

R on the move: The new R sign will be plopped on top of the Old Rainier Brewery, just like old times, on Thursday. But before the 18th letter of the alphabet makes its return engagement, it will go on a tour of Seattle neighborhoods on Tuesday when it is towed on a flatbed trailer, starting in Georgetown. Then on it goes to Lower Queen Anne, Ballard, Fremont, Belltown and Capitol Hill. Want a picture of yourself posing with your favorite beer sign? That can happen. Want to know more about the sign? Check out Sunday’s Seattle Times NW Arts & Life page.

Ballots arrive: Ballots for the Nov. 5 election should have arrived in your mailbox this past week. For your vote to count, they need to be filled out, the security envelop signed and returned in the mail with a postmark no later than Nov. 5. Wondering about the issues and candidates? See The Seattle Times election guide and read today’s story on I-517, which is either a measure designed to make Tim Eyman’s life easier or an expansion of free speech. See what you think. Another Times story looks at the subject of I-522: genetically engineered food.

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