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February 12, 2014 at 6:38 AM

Wednesday Memo: Power out in wind … Avalanche deaths … Teacher sex allegations

Strong winds causing power outages: Some 5,000 Seattle City Light customers were without power this morning as winds gusting to 40 miles per hour blew through the Seattle area. Other outages are reported in Pierce and Thurston counties.

Hate to read these stories … Two Seattle-area backcountry skiers were killed in an avalanche in Oregon yesterday. They were part of a group of six skiers who were being led by guides. Some of the others in the group reportedly are also from the Seattle area. Rescue efforts for the survivors have been hampered by low clouds and dicey snow conditions.

Another one: A few days ago we had a case of a Tacoma teacher suspected of child rape and sex acts with a student. Now there’s another  one: Tacoma high-school teacher arrested for alleged sexual relations with student.

Who’d have thought it? We were certainly surprised at the news that a tusk, believed to belong to a mammoth, was found at a construction site in South Lake Union.

Weather: Warm this morning, wasn’t it. The temperature was above 50 degrees. Not too shabby, except for the wind. Look forward to showers for the next couple of days.

Say it ain’t soPNB to shelve its beloved version of ‘Nutcracker’ in 2015

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


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