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November 6, 2013 at 7:01 AM

Wednesday Memo: Election recap … Amanda Knox’s ex testifies … Special session

What you need to know about yesterday’s election: Where things stand now: Murray in, McGinn out. Hike in minimum wage in SeaTac in. Labeling GMO food out. OK, if you want to read more, here are the general election results.  Also, see Danny Westneat’s take on why Mayor Mike McGinn became a one-term mayor.

The one-time boyfriend of Seattle’s Amanda Knox made a statement today in the Italian appeals court where the murder case of  Knox’s British roommate in Perugia, Italy,  is being heard.  According to CBS News, Raffaele Sollecito told the court he knew the roommate, Meredith Kercher, very little. Given that, why would he have any interest in her “that could have led to such an atrocious act, against a 20-year-old girl, it has no basis in reality.”  Kercher was found slain in her room in 2007. In 2009, Knox and Sollecito were convicted of killing her. An appeals court threw out the conviction, but the prosecution appealed that ruling to a higher court, which has led to the current trial. Knox is not attending the trial. Read more on what happened in the Florence courtroom today.

Raffaele Sollecito, Amanda Knox (Photos: Getty Images, AP/NBC)

Raffaele Sollecito, Amanda Knox (Photos: Getty Images, AP/NBC)

The governor has called a special legislative session in which he wants lawmakers to pass a $10 billion transportation package and extend tax breaks for the aerospace industry. Think Boeing and the making of the 777X plane in our neck of the woods.

Ah, the weather: We’re in Western Washington and it’s November, so count on a chance of rain and showers today, tomorrow and Friday. Yippee!

National Weather Service forecast

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Memo light: 

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


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