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The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

March 6, 2014 at 7:17 AM

Thursday Memo: Wear-waders-to-work day … Seahawks sack home sales … Sexy shoes in this city

ThursWeather06Get out your waders: The rain continues around the Northwest, and minor flooding is expected on several rivers today. The National Weather Service forecast calls for continued rain through Friday, but then we might see some clear skies.

The Legion of Boom stopped more than the Denver offense: Home sales in Washington slowed in February, but could Seattle’s Super Bowl winners be to blame? “The Seahawks’ run to the Super Bowl affected sales,” suggested J. Lennox Scott, chairman of John L. Scott Real Estate, in a statement put out by the MLS. Since the championship game, he said, more homes have been listed and sold. Others say the lack of inventory is to blame.

Sarah Jessica Parker talks to columnist Nicole Brodeur at Nordstrom while at the launch of her new shoe line on Wednesday. (Bettina Hansen / The Seattle Times)

Sarah Jessica Parker talks to columnist Nicole Brodeur at Nordstrom while at the launch of her new shoe line on Wednesday. (Bettina Hansen / The Seattle Times)

Rain making you depressed? Try shoe shopping: Hundreds of “Sex and the City” fans turned out at the downtown Nordstrom for the release of Sarah Jessica Parker’s new shoe line designed in conjunction with Manolo Blahnik CEO George Malkemus III. Each shoe has a grosgrain ribbon up the back, a remembrance of the ribbons Parker used to wear in her hair as a child. Parker named all the shoes (ranging from $195 to $485) for fashion icons, family members and friends.

What’s better than a happy-hour margarita? A happy-hour margarita with $1 tacos. El Borracho opened a third taqueria in Ballard a few weeks ago, but it’s the same dollar happy-hour menu at all three locations: six taco options from carnitas to al pastor, served on flour tortillas. It’s also the same consistency issues at all locations, but when they’re good, they are very, very good.

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