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October 30, 2013 at 7:26 AM

Wednesday Memo: Speeding cyclist poll … 2 guns, 1 gunshot wound … Sigi in trouble?

111Speeding bicyclists: Seattle has stepped up efforts to reduce speeding near and around the city’s schools, and that means ticketing speeding drivers and bicyclists. Do you agree with Seattle’s efforts to hand out speeding tickets not only to drivers, but to bicyclists, too? Vote in our poll.

Speaking of drivers … Two guys got into a rather nasty dispute over a car blocking a road in Tukwila last night, leaving one man with a gunshot wound and a trip to the hospital. Oh, did we mention they both had guns? They’re cooperating with the police, apparently.

Cyclists ride down the hill on Fremont Avenue North, near B.F. Day Elementary School, on Tuesday during a school-zone speed-enforcement operation by Seattle police. Officer Jeff Rodgers, in foreground, talks with a driver. Photo by Erika Schultz / The Seattle Times)

Cyclists ride down the hill on Fremont Avenue North, near B.F. Day Elementary School, on Tuesday during a school-zone speed-enforcement operation by Seattle police. Officer Jeff Rodgers, in foreground, talks with a driver. Photo by Erika Schultz / The Seattle Times)

Two people killed in a fire in Lakewood, Pierce County: The call came in about 1 a.m. today and when firefighters arrived at the Morning Tree Apartments, flames were coming from the building and people were running to safety. Once the fire was under control, firefighters found the bodies in one of the units. KOMO has the story.

Sounders FC hasn’t won a match in ages, which prompted our soccer writer Joshua Mayers to explore an issue that’s getting media attention here and nationally: Should coach Sigi Schmid be concerned about job security?

Weather: Sunny during the day, but clouds will be joining us tonight and there’s a chance of  showers tomorrow. That said, it’s supposed to be partly sunny on Friday. OK, we’ll put up with the showers for one day — though this could mean soggy trick-or-treaters. National Weather Service forecast

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