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You are currently viewing all posts written by Nikolaj Lasbo. Nikolaj (you can call him Niko if the j throws you off) assists in editing the editorial pages and online content. He produces the Editorials/Opinion section online and manages the Northwest Voices blog, culling and curating opinions from some of The Times' most engaged and thoughtful readers. He worked a stint at Microsoft helping produce news apps for Windows 8 and prior to that worked for The Seattle Times as a news producer. Nikolaj's alma mater is the University of Washington, he's a fifth-generation Seattleite (but grew up on Lopez Island), and he spends his winters skiing and his summers on the water. Email: nlasbo@seattletimes.com Telephone: 206/464-2326 Follow on Twitter: @nikolajlasbo

August 26, 2012 at 9:53 AM

Morning Memo / Sunday: More sunshine … lumber mill fire … Pac 12 football

Weather: More sunshine today, similar to Saturday. But expect slightly cooler temperatures, with highs in the mid 70s. Expect this to be the end of our run of great weather, as we should be facing the possibility of rainy weather throughout the week — starting with a chance of rain tonight and…

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0 Comments | More in Homepage, Morning Memo | Topics: Jay Inslee, lumber fire, Montesano

August 19, 2012 at 9:47 AM

Morning Memo / Sunday: Birthday killing … Hempfest ends … Taylor Bridge fire

Weather:  Much cooler today than the last week, with lower highs than normal. Expect temperatures in the lows 60s to low 70s. This cooler weather should stick around through midweek when we might even see some showers. The National Weather Service forecast. Traffic: No major accidents or closures to report at…

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0 Comments | More in Homepage, Morning Memo | Topics: Hempfest, Skyway, Taylor Bridge Wildfire

August 5, 2012 at 9:21 AM

Morning Memo / Sunday: Hot, hot heat … Seafair finale … man with rifle closes I-5

Weather:  Hot. Hot. Hot. Today’s forecast calls for it to be even hotter than yesterday, with highs possibly reaching high 80s to low 90s. We could even break the record for this day: 89 degrees, which was set in 1977, according to KING5. Things will start to change quickly tomorrow, with winds shifting to…

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0 Comments | More in Homepage, Morning Memo | Topics: Blue Angels, i-5, Primary

July 22, 2012 at 10:12 AM

Morning Memo / Sunday: Boater missing … wither KeyArena … Block Party

Weather:  Summer is on hiatus today as clouds rolled in overnight. Chance of rain later this afternoon and highs in the mid to upper 60s. Tomorrow should be rainy as well, giving way later in the afternoon. The rest of the coming week should be more similar to the end of last…

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0 Comments | More in Morning Memo | Topics: Capitol Hill Block Party, KeyArena, Richard Sweezey

July 19, 2012 at 3:46 PM

Updates from the public hearing on the Seattle arena deal

The Seattle City Council and the Metropolitan King County Council are holding a joint hearing to take public testimony on the proposal to build a $490 million sports and entertainment venue with $200 million in public financing. The hearing began at 5:30 p.m. in Seattle City Council Chambers, 600 Fourth Avenue, Seattle. Around 500 people were in the…

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0 Comments | More in Homepage, Live events | Topics: Metropolitan King County Council, NBA arena, Seattle City Council

July 15, 2012 at 9:38 AM

Morning Memo/Sunday: Belltown gunfire … arena deal explained … is Seafair relevant?

Weather: Cloudy again to start off the morning and it may stick around all day, with a chance of rain and thunderstorms throughout the day. Temps should stay around 60 degrees. The drizzle and cooler weather should stick around until Tuesday, but it should be nice the rest of the week. More

0 Comments | More in Morning Memo | Topics: belltown shooting, morning memo, NBA arena

July 8, 2012 at 9:37 AM

Morning Memo/Sunday: Still sunny … explosive destroys Ballard parking meter … bone-marrow drive

Weather: Another great day of summer in Seattle, with highs in the mid-70s and low 80s. Get out there and enjoy it one last day before the work week starts. But have no fear, it’ll remain nice all week and possibly into the weekend.  The National Weather Service forecast. Traffic: Lots…

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0 Comments | More in Morning Memo | Topics: Ballard, bone marrow, Farnborough

July 1, 2012 at 9:56 AM

Morning Memo Sunday: House party shooting … bag ban begins … 520 tolls

Weather:  Another rainy day in the neighborhood. It looks like most of the rain predicted for today fell this morning, and there might even be a chance for sun in the afternoon — although, I’m not holding out hope. Highs will once again be in the 60s. When will it end, you…

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0 Comments | More in Morning Memo | Topics: 520 tolls, house party shooting, morning memo

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