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October 24, 2013 at 6:58 AM

Thursday Memo: ‘R’ in rightful place … Police and politics … Gun, ammo at school

That big “R”: The new Rainier “R” is expected to be installed atop the old brewery today. A commenter the other day said all we need now is to restore the Sunny Jim sign that also could be seen from I-5 for so many years. Oops, the Sunny Jim peanut butter factory was hit by a fire in 2010. Sorry.

Excessive force, Seattle police and the race to be Seattle’s mayor: Both candidates — Mayor Mike McGinn and Sen. Ed Murray — say excessive force has been an issue for the police in the Emerald City. Is anyone surprised?

Children, guns and ammo: An 11-year-old student in Vancouver, Wash., is accused of bringing a handgun, more than 400 rounds of ammunition and several knives to his middle school, police said. This, following tragedies involving children this week in Nevada, Massachusetts and Northern California.

What are the chances? Police: Bank-heist suspect robbed same bank, teller 3 years ago

The Rainier "R" before it began it's tour of Seattle Tuesday. The icon is scheduled to be installed today. (Photo by LINDSEY WASSON / THE SEATTLE TIMES)

The Rainier “R” before it began its tour of Seattle Tuesday. The icon is scheduled to be installed today. (Photo by Lindsey Wasson \ TINDSEY WASSON / THE SEATTLE TIMES)

Who’s going to replace Eric Wedge as skipper of the not-so-successful Mariners? Our sports columnist Larry Stone explores the issue.

You like those bubbles: 82 percent of the people asked what they think of Amazon’s plan for a downtown office building formed by three huge intersecting spheres said they like it.

Weather: Did we mention it’s been foggy of late? Maybe some sun breaks in the afternoon. Yeah, right.

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


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