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November 12, 2013 at 7:02 AM

Tuesday Memo: Gonzaga gun poll … Killed by cougar … Machinists vote looms

Gonzaga and the gun: You may have heard about the two Gonzaga University students who faced sanctions after one of them used a gun to scare off a man trying to force his way into their university-owned apartment last month. The university has a no-guns policy. The students learned by letter Sunday that they are being put on probation. The student who owns the gun has a concealed-weapon permit (technically a concealed pistol license) and has said he didn’t know about the school’s policy. The gun did scare off the guy trying to get in their apartment. The students say they plan to appeal. The Spokesman Review has the story.  Do think the university should have sanctioned the students? Vote in our poll.

The case of the woman killed by a cougar at a Portland-area wildcat sanctuary this past weekend is similar to the case in California that ended the life of a Brier woman in March, according to an Associated Press story. In the Oregon case, WildCat Haven head keeper, Renee Radziwon, 36, of Portland, was killed while cleaning an enclosure. In the California case, Dianna Hanson of Brier was killed by a lion at a cat haven also while cleaning an enclosure. Issues over following safety protocols also have been raised in both cases.

Some members of the Boeing machinists union are making a lot of noise to persuade other union members to vote no on the latest contract offer from Boeing. The union membership is split. The vote is tomorrow.

We certainly want to know more about this: Body parts discovered after dog fetches human leg near Olympia

What can be more tragic for a family? Second sister dies from Oct. 31 crash near Anacortes

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Memo light: 

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


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