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February 11, 2014 at 6:34 AM

Tuesday Memo: Puzzling hit-and-run … Bertha down again … Bog battle

Really? They didn’t know? Spokane police say that after a hit-and-run driver struck a man Sunday night, two other vehicles ran over him and may have not known they hit a body. Seriously?

Tunnel muncher Bertha delayed again … The giant machine may be on hold until summer for complex repairs. How complex? How does digging a 115-foot-deep hole and hoisting part of Bertha out sound?

A battle over a bog: An appeals court could decide Friday whether to take a case that pits property-owner rights against environmental preservation over a bog just north of Woodinville in Snohomish County.

Bog a battlefield for developer, neighbor in Snohomish County Randy Whalen talks with Sarah Spear Cooke, a wetlands ecologist and soil scientist, who has been consulting on the efforts to preserve the bog in Snohomish County. (Photo by Mark Harrison / The Seattle Times)

Bog a battlefield for developer, neighbor in Snohomish County
Randy Whalen talks with Sarah Spear Cooke, a wetlands ecologist and soil scientist, who has been consulting on the efforts to preserve the Hooven Bog in Snohomish County. (Photo by Mark Harrison / The Seattle Times)

Skiers aren’t the only ones happy about all the snow that’s fallen in the mountains of late. Yakima Valley farmers — you know, the ones who grow all those apples, cherries, peaches and produce — see a glimmer of hope because they rely on snow-melt to fill reservoirs to irrigate crops. Fuji apple anyone?

Shirley Temple: Her death technically isn’t a local story, but it is very much so in the hearts of many.

Weather: It may not be raining this morning, but wait until this afternoon … Expect rain tomorrow and Thursday, too.

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


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