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The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

September 6, 2014 at 9:42 AM

Saturday Memo: Grilling weather this weekend … Capitol Hill crime … Huskies home opener

Summer temps hanging around: We’re nearly through the first week of September, but the temperatures aren’t taking many cues from the calendar. Highs this weekend are in the mid-80s, and drop into the 70s next week.

Police vow crackdown on Capitol Hill crime: Seattle Police chief Kathleen O’Toole on Friday promised the neighborhood would see an increase in patrols starting this weekend. Those attending a meeting with O’Toole on Friday complained that beatings, muggings and threats and slurs directed at lesbians and gays have become common on Capitol Hill, especially around East Pike and East Pine streets.

Are term-limit pledges back in vogue? Republican Congressional candidate Pedro Celis, challenger to Rep. Suzan DelBene in the swing 1st Congressional District, is coming off a weaker-than-expected showing in the primary. Celis said if elected this fall, he would limit his service to six two-year terms. Politics reporter Jim Brunner has the story about Celis’ pledge – one that other politicians have also promised and then reneged on – and his campaign’s near-identical recycling of campaign-issue statements from Virginia.

Mariners gain lead in wild-card race: With a win over Texas on Friday, the Mariners took a half-game lead over Detroit in the race for the second wild-card spot in the American League. Kendrys Morales hit a pair of two-run homers in the 7-5 victory. The M’s play again at 5:05 p.m. in Arlington.

Desmond Trufant’s interception in the end zone saved the Huskies against Eastern Washington in 2011. (Photo by Dean Rutz / The Seattle Times, 2011)

Huskies’ home opener today: Eastern Washington, which upset Oregon State last season, nearly knocked off the Huskies three years ago. The teams play again today at noon at Husky Stadium – with some trepidation. College football reporter Adam Jude predicts the score: Washington 38, Eastern Washington 28.

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