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January 16, 2014 at 5:48 AM

Thursday Memo: Bertha frustrates … Hawks kicker thrives … Gay employees, church collide

Bertha woes frustrate state; investigators head underground: Surprise! OK, maybe not so much …

Seahawks place kicker stuck with it: And aren’t we glad. Steven Hauschka, once a college soccer player, was cut by five NFL teams before landing with the Hawks two seasons back. Those setbacks didn’t put him off, however, and he’s thriving with the Seahawks.

Same-sex marriages and the teachings of the Catholic church: As  same-sex marriage becomes legal in many states across the country, gay employees of Catholic institutions are experiencing tough times with the church and morality clauses in work contracts.

Weather: Foggy. National Weather Service forecast

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  5. In NFL playoffs, West is best | Jerry Brewer

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