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The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

September 20, 2014 at 10:11 AM

Saturday Memo: Nordstrom opens in Canada … Mariners win … September summer

Shoppers’ delight: Nordstrom is going worldwide. OK, not quite “worldwide,” but the Seattle-based retailer has opened its first store outside the U.S. in Calgary. The debut in Canada means “the company has matured to the point where it can undertake the complexities of international operations,” said Erik Nordstrom, a fourth-generation member of the founding family. Going international, for a “company that started as a shoe store in Seattle, it’s a big milestone,” he said.

Seattle’s new transportation director walks to work: Mayor Ed Murray’s pick to run the city’s transportation department lives near work, and says he drives somewhere about once a week. Here’s a profile of Scott Kubly and his plans to balance the needs of pedestrians, motorists, bicyclists and transit riders.

Dare to dream? The Mariners won again Friday night to stay in the hunt for the playoffs. Kyle Seager hit a three-run homer in Seattle’s 10-5 victory over Houston. Despite these final games meaning more, manager Lloyd McClendon says the Mariners’ pitchers won’t be stressing their arms. “The most important thing is that you win the game, right? Why would you stress a pitcher to go 115, 120, 125 pitches to go nine innings when you have the best bullpen in baseball? I don’t see it,” McClendon said. The Mariners play again in Houston on Saturday. See the game on ROOT Sports (Channel 30) at 4:10 p.m.

September summer: It’s another gorgeous weekend to get outside and get your yard ready for fall or just enjoy the sunshine. Garden expert Ciscoe Morris recommends paper bark maple and saffron crocus for fall planting. Highs Saturday in the mid-70s and expect to see the 80s on Sunday, according to the National Weather Service forecast.

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