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June 27, 2014 at 7:15 AM

Friday Memo: Soaring rent … Measles outbreak … Clutch foils carjacking

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Let’s hope there’s a gym:  Seattle-area apartment rents continue to increase, according to a new study. West Bellevue is the most expensive with an average of $1,912 a month for a one-bedroom, one-bath apartment. The cheapest places to rent? SeaTac ($901) and Des Moines ($923). Hey, you’re close to the airport.

Have you had your measles shot? Health officials warn all residents in South King County and Pierce County to make sure they are up to date on their measles vaccines. Nine new cases are all in the same extended family, who contracted the disease from a 10th person who returned from the Pacific islands on May 26.  The symptoms:  fever or unexplained rash, cough and red, watery eyes. Hmmm, not sure where those childhood shot records might be … Mom??

Look on the bright side: You won’t have to water the yard this weekend. Expect showers through Saturday night with highs in the 60s, according to the National Weather Service forecast. But don’t dismay! Temps should be moving into the 80s next week, just in time for the Fourth of July.

Yeah, he’s a shy guy: Marshawn Lynch is going to pose “tastefully” in the buff for ESPN The Magazine’s annual Body issue. Check out that story and other odd stuff you might have missed this week here.

Better than a club: Carjackers tried to steal Nancy Fredrickson’s Kia last Saturday, but they were thwarted by the car’s manual transmission. After stealing the car at gunpoint, the carjackers couldn’t move it and ran away.

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