In Portland, pit bull mauls small dog: We’re not saying pit bulls are bad dogs, but you have to shake your head when you read a story about a tiny Pomeranian being fatally mauled by a pit bull on a Portland streetcar. A woman boarded the streetcar with the pit bull last night and the dog almost immediately put its mouth over the head of the smaller dog. That was enough to kill the Pomeranian, despite emergency efforts to save it.
Yikes, Sounders on a losing streak: In the past four days, they have played two games, allowed seven goals and are now tied with the L.A. Galaxy for first place instead of sitting on the top by themselves.
And speaking of sports, this M’s headline says it all: Mariners’ feel-good season is having a feel-awful finish. The team has faltered badly, losing 12 of its past 17 games.
A dozen Seattle police officers will be wearing body cameras by the end of the year in a test of the technology and this could become the standard for all patrol officers. Police say the cameras offer protection for officers from wrongful claims of misconduct and where such camera are already in use, people are more apt to behave themselves better. Do you think body cameras for police officers is a good idea? Vote in our poll.
Weather: Wet commute this morning and there’s a chance of showers tomorrow, but Saturday, expect it to be partly sunny. Yeah, baby. National Weather Service forecast
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