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May 22, 2014 at 6:36 AM

Thursday Memo: Fatal logging accident … Wet Memorial Day weekend … Very hot bus

An 18-year-old killed in logging accident: He was crushed to death while preparing logs to be hauled from a site on property in Chehalis when he was hit by a piece of equipment that was being lowered.

Cloudy and wet for the Memorial Day weekend: So says the National Weather Service. Clouds move in tonight and we’ll see rain by Saturday and a chance of showers Sunday and Monday. Seattle at its best. National Weather Service forecast

What was the driver thinking? A bus driver with a Vancouver, Wash. school district who’s accused by parents of forcing their kids to ride in a sweltering bus has resigned, citing personal reasons. Angry parents had flooded the district with phone calls last week, saying that on May 14, their children were forced to ride with the windows closed as temperatures climbed into the 90s.

Do you think they’re coming here to cash in on the prospect of the $15 minimum wage? Not so much. Seattle has become the fastest-growing big city in nation, according to new census information. The real reason is that our economy is healthy. Yeah, tell that to the unemployed …

Got an eBay account? Change your password or risk having your personal information revealed to who knows who, say eBay officials. A cyberattack has compromised a company database containing customers’ names, encrypted passwords, email addresses, physical addresses, phone numbers and dates of birth. Don’t you hate having to change passwords?

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


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