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April 10, 2014 at 7:12 AM

Thursday Memo: 911 emergency … Pellet gun and brass knuckles … Determined elk

The emergency 911 system that was out throughout the state since very early this morning is now up and running, says CenturyLink,

Earlier item: The emergency 911 system is out throughout the state and the provider, CenturyLink, is working to fix it. If you have an emergency, you’re asked to call the numbers for the agency where you live. Those numbers can be found here

A pellet gun and brass knuckles: Tacoma police have busted two teens who are accused of carrying a pellet gun and brass knuckles as they walked across a field at Lincoln High School in Tacoma. As the 16-year-old student with the pellet gun and the 15-year-old with the brass knuckles walked toward the school, they sent students fleeing. Along with being arrested, the teens with the weapons were expelled. The News Tribune has the story.

Try, try and try again … If you haven’t seen the video of the elk trying to keep up with the herd, have a look. The video has gone viral on YouTube.

Orcas Island tries to protect skilled immigrant facing deportation. (Photo by Alan Berner / The Seattle Times)

Orcas Island tries to protect skilled immigrant facing deportation. (Photo by Alan Berner / The Seattle Times)

His talent is unique to the island: At least that’s what his supporters say as they try to keep Benjamin Nuñez-Marquez from deportation. Losing Nuñez, who runs a small family-run sawmill on Orcas Island, would not only close the sawmill, but it will hurt the region’s economy, they say.

Oops: Mariners offense frozen in 2-0 loss to Angels

Weather: Sunny, cloudy and sunny. Not a bad weekend, which means some of you may have to go out and do yard work. National Weather Service forecast

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


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