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Category: Morning Memo

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August 20, 2014 at 5:00 AM

Wednesday Memo: Yay, 99 to close, again … Woman trapped under car … Tree sitter down

Uh, oh … Be prepared for a traffic mess with Highway 99′s four-day closure When is that tunnel thingy supposed to be finished? Speaking of things going along smoothly … Well, not so much for the Seattle Police Department. A judge says the department isn’t moving quickly enough to create a system to better track…

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August 19, 2014 at 5:38 AM

Tuesday Memo: Pipe bomb in Olympia … Slain girl’s parents seek custody of other children

Disturbing find: An Olympia woman cleaning her garage found what apparently was a pipe bomb. Yikes. Parents of slain girl seek full trial: The parents of slain 6-year-old Bremerton girl have asked for a full trial as they attempt to regain custody of three other children. How long will this last? A…

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August 18, 2014 at 5:59 AM

Monday Memo: Bellevue slaying … A diploma after 50 years … Gun initiatives battle-ready

Bellevue homicide: Police aren’t saying much about the stabbing death of a man at a Bellevue Burger King yesterday afternoon. Homicides in Bellevue are rare. We hope to get more today. Got to love stories like this: Sandra Lantz Kleven, kicked out of Bothell High School more than 50 years ago after she became…

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August 17, 2014 at 9:36 AM

Sunday Memo: Fatal Seattle fire … Ballmer, Lakeside School & questionable prep sports practices

Fatal fire: A woman died in a house fire in Seattle Mount Baker neighborhood early this morning. Prep school sports improprieties? The elite Lakeside School is accused of pushing the limits of the rules governing prep basketball at the wealthy school and Steve Ballmer is at the center of the action. Beatles…

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August 16, 2014 at 10:19 AM

Saturday Memo: Ferry overload … Casey Kasem to be buried in Norway… Felix pitches today

More like summer: Increasing sun (not clouds) ahead, with a high today near 77. Expect mostly sunny skies on Sunday, with an even warmer Monday. Whoa, Nelly: A Seattle-bound ferry was overloaded by 484 passengers too many Friday afternoon, a mistake that forced the vessel to return to Bremerton and deposit 484 unlucky passengers back on shore….

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August 14, 2014 at 7:26 AM

Thursday Memo: Police clear Beast … We like winners … Pave paradise? Developing controversy

Innocent Beast: Bellevue Police have cleared Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch of all allegations. The statement from the BPD Wednesday night read: “The Bellevue Police Department has determined that Marshawn Lynch was not involved in last weekend’s property damage and assault case in any way. This case remains an open and active…

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August 13, 2014 at 7:18 AM

Wednesday Memo: Haboob hubbub … Power savers … Aimless chicken … Shark Week

Maybe we ARE in Kansas: Ever heard of a “Haboob“? It’s another name for a wicked dust storm. One of those rolled through Eastern Washington Tuesday evening in advance of thunderstorms and lightning. Meanwhile, back on the west side of the mountains: The heavy rains we saw overnight should taper back, but…

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August 12, 2014 at 7:20 AM

Tuesday Memo: Saving the video store … World popcorn … S’more fire bans

Second act: Scarecrow Video, the U District store beloved by movie buffs, has found a Frank Capra solution to ongoing money problems. Employees, with a little help from the Grand Illusion Cinema, are spearheading a drive to convert the store to nonprofit status. A Kickstarter campaign begins this week. What goes with movies?…

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