Weather: In the 40s today, and probably dry. The National Weather Service forecast.
Will Bill Gates head for the exit at Microsoft? Microsoft’s board, according to recent reports, is apparently discussing the idea of replacing Gates as chairman — perhaps with John Thompson, CEO of Virtual Instruments. Why? Read more.
Bertha remains stalled: There’s a new problem with Highway 99 tunnel-machine Bertha: It’s overheating — and officials don’t know why. So the $80-million machine sits, stranded, as experts convene. Transportation reporter Mike Lindblom has the story on this latest setback for the tunnel project.
Pacific Place for sale: The upscale Seattle mall, which played a key role in downtown’s turnaround 15 years ago, is being sold. The city-owned garage is not for sale.
Huskies play Cougars: In-state rivalry today as the University of Washington plays at Washington State University in men’s basketball. The Huskies are in a three-way tie with California and Arizona State for third place in the Pac-12. WSU is tied for last in the conference. Look for the game at 3 p.m. on the Pac-12 Networks. Read reporter Percy Allen’s story on how Coach Lorenzo Romar is encouraging the Huskies to keep up their recent improvements.
Seahawks: Everything you want to know to study up for Sunday’s game from our sportswriters, stories, photo galleries and videos of how the fans and the players are spending their time back East, the lowdown on the Broncos and more: Click here for a bounty of Super Bowl coverage.
Celebrate the Year of the Horse: Mark the start of the lunar new year at the Year of the Horse Festival today, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at SAM’s Asian Art Museum in Seattle’s Volunteer Park and at the Lunar New Year Festival in the Chinatown/International District, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. More information on the free events.
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