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The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

November 25, 2013 at 6:35 AM

Monday Memo: Obama in Seattle’s commute … Knox trial … Dry Thanksgiving

President Obama leaves on a jet plane this morning after two high-priced fundraising gigs in Seattle and Medina yesterday. Pay attention to road closures as Obama’s entourage wheels its way from downtown Seattle to Sea-Tac. Things could be tied up past 9 a.m. or so at various spots along the route.

Amanda Knox trial: Arguments in the Knox trial resumed today in Florence, Italy, where prosecutors argued to reinstate the murder convictions of Knox, of West Seattle, and Raffaele Sollecito. Both were convicted in the 2007 stabbing death of Knox’s British roommate, Meredith Kercher, in Perugia, Italy. Their convictions were overturned on appeal, but Italy’s high court sent the case back down for retrial.

Amanda Knox (AP Photo/NBC, Peter Kramer)

Amanda Knox (AP Photo/NBC, Peter Kramer)

Putting consumerism ahead of family and the holiday: Some people and labor leaders aren’t pleased that retailers won’t be waiting for Black Friday this week but will be opening their doors for the start of Christmas shopping on Thanksgiving Day. They argue that consumerism is taking over.

A dry Thanksgiving: That’s what the Weather Service forecasts for the Seattle area Thursday. There’s a chance of rain on the coast and up north of Seattle, though.  The air quality, which hasn’t been all that great of late, is supposed to get better, too. National Weather Service forecast

Football? Apple Cup, Friday (12:30 p.m., Ch. 13)

And finally:  ‘We all have something to give’ | The Fund For The Needy

Most-read stories on seattletimes.com:

  1. Huskies rout Oregon State
  2. 500-toker pot party gets OK’d outdoors at Seattle Center
  3. Debunking Obamacare sob story | Danny Westneat
  4. Boeing picks 15 potential sites nationwide to build 777X
  5. Huskies finally find road glory | Jerry Brewer

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


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