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June 28, 2014 at 8:55 AM

Saturday Memo: Bridge, road closures … Thousands to marry Monday … Sounders, Mariners play

sat_weatherWeather: Expect lower temperatures through the weekend with some showers here and there. However, in accordance with time-honored Seattle tradition, you can look forward to sunnier skies this time next week, right around the Fourth of July. National Weather Service forecast

Traffic: The Highway 520 bridge is closed again this weekend, and you’ll want to be aware of some lane closures on I-5, and some overnight closures on Highway 522 and Highway 2, and … Yes, there’s more. Get more details here on many of this weekend’s road closures and traffic tie-ups you can expect with events such as the Greenwood Car Show today in Seattle and Pride Parade on Sunday.

Know anyone who’s getting married Monday? Do they know?  On Monday, thousands of same-sex couples in domestic partnerships in Washington will see their relationships automatically convert to marriage if they haven’t filed paperwork to prevent it. Some are happy; others are likely unaware. Reporter Zahra Farah listens to the stories of couples about to be “converted” to marriage, and to Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, who said of the cultural milestone: “There will be no second-class recognition of gay and lesbian relationships. There will be marriage.”

New rights, more questions answered for adopted children: Beginning Tuesday, those adopted in Washington on or before Oct. 1, 1993, can request their original birth certificates. Birth parents who choose to remain anonymous can prevent birth certificates from being released, but must provide information on family medical history. Read more from reporter Colleen Wright.

Sounders play today: The matchup is a good one. Sounders FC at D.C. United  — the top team in the Western Conference (and the overall standings) versus the top team in the Eastern Conference. Read a preview of the match and watch it at 4 p.m. on JOEtv, Channel 10.

Mariners play at home tonight:  The series against Cleveland continues at 7:10 p.m. The Mariners beat Cleveland Friday, the team’s ninth win in the last 12 games. 7 p.m. on ROOT TV, Channel 30. On the radio at 710 AM.

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