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April 27, 2014 at 9:18 AM

Sunday Memo: Boeing engineers’ morale low … Too much crime … It’s going be hot!

Things appear rosy for Boeing, but not so much for engineers: The company expects to save a lot of money by moving 1,100 research engineering jobs out of the Puget Sound region and 200 from California to lower-pay locations. Since 2013, Boeing has announced that some 4,300 engineering jobs here are to be moved. So it comes as no surprise that employees and some industry experts say these decisions already have undermined the morale of the entire engineering workforce here and the company risks losing essential expertise.

Crime abounds: Three fatal shootings in a week in Seattle neighborhoods, a man shot in the arm during an attempted robbery in the University District early yesterday and a stabbing in Pioneer Square on Friday. We’d say that crime abounds, yep.

It’s darn chilly out there this morning and it could snow at Stevens Pass today, but by mid-week we could see Seattle temperatures reaching as high as 80 degrees. Yeah, you read that right, 80 degrees. We know you’re already looking for your flip flops. National Weather Service forecast

Clams for  you: An 8-day razor clam dig began today on two Washington beaches. You can dig on Twin Harbors and Long Beach each morning through May 4. No digging after noon, however.

The Sounders are hot: And Clint Dempsey is on a roll. Seattle’s own beat the Rapids in a 4-1  rout yesterday and now have a 5-2-1 record. Dempsey had two goals, making him the top scorer in the MLS so far this season.

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


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