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March 3, 2014 at 6:55 AM

Monday Memo: Rain/snow … Liquor fix … Balloons zap power … Alpaca bust

Raining down low, snowing like heck in the mountains: So much snow is falling at Snoqualmie Pass that it was shut down last night and remains closed this morning. No word yet on when it might open. In the Seattle area, we’ll be having rain, rain, rain through Wednesday.

Since the state gave up the liquor business a couple of years ago, people who opened liquor stores are closing their doors and customers are going out-of-state to buy their booze. State lawmakers are looking for a way to fix the problems.

The power outage that hit Capitol Hill overnight was caused by mylar party balloons getting tangled in power lines, KIRO TV reports.

Pity these poor critters: Alpacas rescued from starvation after boom goes bust

Speaking of animals: Wolves stir up a good deal of controversy, but no matter where you stand on the issue, the killing of an entire wolf pack in Alaska isn’t the answer.

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


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