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June 13, 2014 at 6:25 AM

Friday Memo: Underfunded schools … Is Marshawn gone? … New SPD chief

Why are schools still underfunded? That’s what the Washington Supreme Court wants to know. On Thursday, the court ordered lawmakers to explain why they haven’t followed its orders to fix the way Washington pays for public education. Lawmakers have been ordered to appear before the Supreme Court on Sept. 3 or face contempt.

Just call it the Marshawn Pinch: Marshawn Lynch, reportedly upset and seeking a new contract, is threatening to skip a mandatory minicamp next week, which could result in a fine of about $70,000. There are reports he could just retire at age 28 if the Seahawks don’t meet his demands.

New police chief: Seattle is poised to hire its first fulltime female police chief after the Seattle City Council’s public-safety committee voted 5 to 0  to confirm former Boston police Commissioner Kathleen O’Toole, virtually assuring her appointment when the full nine-member council votes on her nomination June 23.

Driving in Seattle this weekend? Bring your patience. You can expect big traffic jams around Husky Stadium on Saturday, and smaller jams around KeyArena Saturday and Sunday, as area universities hold commencement exercises.

Your weather: Yes, that’s rain you’re seeing this morning. Haven’t seen that in a while. National Weather Service forecast

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Memo light: Tundra, by Chad Carpenter

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