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May 17, 2014 at 11:17 AM

Saturday Memo: Police send message to new chief … Wooing tourists post-mudslide … Sounders play tonight

sat_weatherWeather: Nice, with increasing chance for showers later today. Upper 60s. Chance for rain increases Sunday. National Weather Service forecast

Traffic: In Seattle, the right lane of the southbound Alaskan Way Viaduct and the South Atlantic Street offramp are closed until 5 p.m. today — a couple of hours before the Sounders game brings its own traffic crush in Sodo. Read more.

Police union wants a limit on outsiders: As Seattle Mayor Ed Murray gets ready to announce his pick for a new police chief Monday, the Seattle police union representing lieutenants and captains has filed an unfair-labor-practice complaint. The union wants to block the police chief from hiring assistant chiefs from outside the department. Read more from reporter Steve Miletich.

Man killed, 2 injured as SUV rams through Eastside house: A 70-year-old man was killed and two people were seriously injured shortly before 8 p.m. Friday, when a 68-year-old woman drove a Jeep SUV through her home and partially into Lake Sammamish, according to King County Sheriff’s Office spokesman B.J. Myers. More details.

Firm hired to lure tourists back to Darrington/Oso/Arlington: A company has been hired to try to entice visitors to an area that “offers fun, adventure and natural beauty,” writes staff reporter Jack Broom, but at the same time is enduring the emotional pain of the deadly mudslide’s aftermath. Learn more about the challenges of putting together a marketing campaign for a community that needs an economic boost even as it grieves.

Sounders eager to erase memory of ugly loss: The Sounders play the San Jose Earthquakes tonight, seeking to make last week’s 5-0 loss at New England — the worst defeat in franchise history — a blip. “Winning is the best and perhaps only cure,” writes reporter Joshua Mayers. So is staying atop the MLS standings. Watch on Channel 13 at 7 p.m.

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