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December 29, 2013 at 9:06 AM

Sunday Memo: Crash critically injures 3 … Inslee’s first year … Seahawk stakes

Three hurt critically: Two people were trapped in a car and another thrown from it early Sunday morning on Auburn Way South east of the Muckleshoot Casino.  Valley Regional Fire Authority firefighters and King County Medic One responded at 2:23 a.m. and found a car that had gone off the road and crashed into a large tree.  One adult and one child were trapped in the vehicle and one child had been thrown from the automobile. Three crews of firefighters were able to use extrication tools to remove the trapped people. All three were taken to Harborview Medical Center in critical condition.

Inslee’s first year: It’s been a tough one for Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee with the control of the state Senate gone over to the Republicans. He’s also been at odds with some leaders of labor, an election backer of his, now miffed at his efforts to get the Boeing Machinists to vote on a contract. And the next year? Doesn’t look much better for him. Seattle Times Olympia reporter Andrew Garber interviewed the governor.

High stakes: A Seahawks win today gives the Seattle  team the NFC West title and top seed in the playoffs, which would mean home-field advantage throughout post-season play. The last game of the regular season, against the St. Louis Rams, starts at 1:25 p.m. Sunday and is carried on Channel 13.

“Filtered sunshine:”  That’s what the National Weather Service is calling what the Seattle area will be seeing in the afternoons this week after morning fog. The sunshine will be filtered through some light rain at times. Looking for snow in the Cascades, skiers? Better look elsewhere. The forecast for the mountains is for some showers and temperatures in the 30s.

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