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The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

October 23, 2013 at 6:42 AM

Wednesday Memo: Flasher … Sex offender … Body swap … GMO poll

A Sound Transit Link light-rail train rolls through thick fog Monday toward the Tukwila International Boulevard Station. (Photo by Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times)

A Sound Transit Link light-rail train rolls through thick fog Monday toward the Tukwila International Boulevard Station.  Seattle has been socked in by fog for days with no relief in sight. (Photo by Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times)

What drives people to do this? Two more indecent exposures reported near West Seattle schools

Speaking of sex offenders in West Seattle: Convicted sex offender Michael Sean Stanley, who fled from Canada, was arrested in West Seattle on Tuesday after police say he sexually assaulted a 16-year-old boy he lured into an alley. Stanley is expected to appear in court today.

Uh-oh, wrong body: When the Moon family leaned in to have a last look at Jerry Moon in his casket in Chehalis on Monday, they didn’t see their loved one, but rather someone else in Jerry’s clothes. The mix-up is still be hashed out, but the family was told Jerry’s Moon’s body was cremated — which he didn’t want. A Kelso funeral home picked up the body, and a Chehalis mortuary handled the funeral. The family has hired an attorney. The Chronicle has the story.

Fog, fog and more fog. We don’t have to tell you it’s engulfed Seattle for days on end, and guess what? It’s expected to hang around.

Truth Needle: Those television ads opposing the ballot measure to label genetically engineered foods contain some elements  that are true, some that are misleading and some that are false. Have a look at our analysis. Do you support Initiative 522, the ballot measure to label genetically engineered food? Vote in our poll.

Most-read stories on seattletimes.com:

  1. Seahawks’ remaining schedule appears favorable
  2. Boeing readies patch for fire-damaged 787
  3. Day care didn’t pay rent for 16 years, state audit finds
  4. Nevada student describes cowering in fear, pleading for his life during middle school shooting
  5. Last-minute deal averts grocery strike

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


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