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December 16, 2013 at 6:52 AM

Monday Memo: Medicaid surprise … Amanda Knox … Pit bulls kill pet

Surprise! Thousands of state residents who enroll in Washington’s expanded “free” Medicaid program may not know that after they’re dead, their estates can be billed for ordinary health-care expenses.

UPDATE: 8:45 a.m. | Amanda Knox’s earlier appeals court decision is “fiction?”: The attorney representing the family of slain British student Meredith Kercher says the earlier appellate court decision vacating a guilty verdict against West Seattle’s Knox is “science fiction.” Francesco Maresca today urged the Florence appeals court to find Knox and Italian Raffaele Sollecito guilty of Kercher’s 2007 murder. Here’s what’s next in this second appeals court trial.

Pit bulls kill family’s pet dog. Spokane animal authorities have impounded one of two pit bulls that killed a Spokane family’s dog last week and are trying to determine if one of the pit bulls died from injuries in the attack. The Spokesman Review has the story.

Richard Sherman, Marshawn Lynch, Russell Wilson

Richard Sherman, Marshawn Lynch, Russell Wilson

Hawks beat the Giants: Let’s see … a 12-2 record, five interceptions by the Hawks’ secondary, a shutout, a great cornerback in Richard Sherman and one heck of a running back in Marshawn Lynch. And, of course, there’s the remarkable Russell Wilson. What’s more to be said?

Nimitz returns: The aircraft carrier Nimitz is returning to Everett today after a nine-month deployment in the Pacific and Indian oceans, says the Navy.

Most-read stories on seattletimes.com:

  1. 777X offer puts Machinists, Boeing at ‘rock and a hard place’
  2. Seahawks shut out Giants, 23-0
  3. Seahawks could clinch NFC West, home-field advantage Sunday
  4. Washington volleyball reaches Final Four with astounding rally past USC
  5. For Seahawks’ elite defense, just another day at the office | Jerry Brewer

Memo light: 

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


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