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March 10, 2014 at 6:58 AM

Monday Memo: North Bend woman attacked … Sunny days … Too old to drive?

Woman tied up, stabbed in North Bend: Police say she was at work at a pizzeria when a man came in, tied her up, sexually assaulted her and then stabbed her. He’s on the loose. The woman is in the hospital. We’ll have more on this soon.

Can spring be far behind? Temperatures could reach the low 60s in the next few days, with clear skies. We definitely will take that. National Weather Service forecast

That being said,  there’s a Phase III flood alert (moderate flooding) on the Green River, and a Phase II (minor flooding) on the Cedar River. But the Snoqualmie and Tolt levels have dropped, so we’re thinking that the drier weather will fix all this …

Too old to drive?  The issue is explored after an 84-year-old man driving the wrong way on I-5 in Clark County killed a 6-year-old boy last month. Troopers said the driver showed signs of confusion. The Columbian in Vancouver, Wash., has the story. POLL: Do you think the state should set an age limit for elderly drivers?

The cost of college textbooks: We know how darn expensive they can be, so some students at the UW are asking professors to consider other options, including using open textbooks — free or low-cost online versions — and other less-costly materials. We wonder what hard-copy textbook publishers have to say about that …

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


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