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August 5, 2014 at 7:10 AM

Tuesday Memo: Election help … Party on your block … Bear cub rescue … Not-so-nice otter

 It’s election day, and it’s not too late. Really. Grab that ballot and spend a few minutes with our last-minute guide to the primary election. Pop it in the mail and you get your gold star for civic duty.

Feeling neighborly: Keep that community-involvement rush going by hitting one of the block parties that are part of the National Night Out tonight. Check out the Seattle Police Department’s map to find one near you.

Summer nights: It should be a lovely evening for block parties, as temperatures are expected to cool down a little today, according to the National Weather Service forecast. Expect a couple of days in the 70s and then we’ll be back into the 80s this weekend.

Cinder, a badly burned, 35 pound, female bear cub, is put into a crate by Washington State Fish and Wildlife bear and cougar specialist Rich Beausoleil at Pangborn Memorial Airport in East Wenatchee, Wash., on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014. The cub was flown in a small, private airplane piloted by Bill Inman of Seattle, headed for a wildlife rehabilitation location in Lake Tahoe. The bear was burned recently in a wildfire in the Methow Valley. (Don Seabrook / The Wenatchee World)

Cinder, a badly burned female bear cub, is put into a crate by Washington State Fish and Wildlife bear and cougar specialist Rich Beausoleil  in East Wenatchee, on Monday. (Don Seabrook / The Wenatchee World)

It’s Cinder, not Smokey: A badly burned black bear cub has been rescued and flown from the Methow Valley to a wildlife rescue center in Lake Tahoe, Calif. Animal rescue workers named the 37-pound cub “Cinder.”

Wilder wildlife: Apparently they don’t just hold hands and float. An otter attacked a woman and her grandson last week and she required hundreds of stitches.

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