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July 31, 2014 at 7:22 AM

Thursday Memo: More ferry woes … Officer Overzealous … Seafair planes and hydroplanes

Water world: Planning to travel by ferry today or Friday? Check to make sure your boat is still running and plan for some long delays. The ferries have canceled international service Thursday and Friday on the run between Anacortes and Sidney, British Columbia. One-man pot patrol: One Seattle Police officer is responsible for…

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July 30, 2014 at 6:35 AM

Wednesday Memo: Gas Works shooting … Holocaust gun comment … Dramatic rescue

Gas Works Park shooting: Seattle police officers shot a man in Gas Works Park early this morning. The man reportedly approached the officers and threatened them with a broken bottle. This story is developing. Gun debate: A gun lobbyist reportedly made inflammatory remarks referencing the Holocaust, which the Jewish Federation of Seattle says…

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July 29, 2014 at 6:41 AM

Tuesday Memo: Bellevue prostitution … Passed out on a flagpole … Bertha poll

Doctor and prostitution ring: No charges have been filed, but the feds are investigating an Eastside anesthesiologist in connection with a large-scale Asian prostitution ring based in Bellevue. This reminds us of the Seattle anesthesiologist who was accused of sexting during surgery. These are doctors, mind you. This could have been…

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July 28, 2014 at 6:37 AM

Monday Memo: Trust in God? Take our poll … Blue Angels return … Heat!

“In God We Trust”: A Pierce County councilman wants to display the national motto, “In God We Trust,” in council chambers. Not everyone is happy with that. What do you think? Is it OK to display the national motto in a county council chamber? Vote in our poll. Blue Angels are here! More

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July 27, 2014 at 8:44 AM

Sunday Memo: Man at party drowns in Snohomish River … Bertha repair hits snag … Marshawn Lynch poll

Young man missing, likely drowned in Snohomish River: The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office says the 21-year-old man was in a canoe that capsized after midnight as he and others were being ferried to a party on a sandbar in the river. The search for the man was to resume this morning. No one…

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July 26, 2014 at 7:43 AM

Saturday Memo: Bad Boeing joke … Charges dropped against tree cutter … Sun, sun, sun

Boeing employees “cowering?” Uh, don’t think so. Boeing’s top man got himself into a pickle commenting on the prospects of retiring (he’s not) by saying “the heart will still be beating, the employees will still be cowering.” A joke gone bad. Yep, pretty bad. Columnist Danny Westneat wrote about this recently, asking the…

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July 25, 2014 at 7:07 AM

Friday Memo: Scratching Nugent … A bump in the night … More money for Beast Mode?

Just say ‘No’ to  Nugent: The Puyallup Tribe is the second Northwest tribe to cancel concerts by Ted Nugent. The news came three days after Idaho’s Coeur d’Alene Tribe canceled Nugent’s Aug. 4 show over his “racist and hate-filled remarks.” Shawn Vestal, a columnist for The Spokesman-Review, writes about the More

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July 24, 2014 at 6:43 AM

Thursday Memo: Pot freighter afloat … Revenge of the uncool … Tank cars derail

Pot-smuggling freighter to be salvaged: The vessel, which was seized carrying a whopping $74 million worth of marijuana 18 months ago and later sank in Tacoma’s Hylebos Waterway, has been refloated and hauled to Seattle to be salvaged for $1.2 million. A lot of pot, expensive salvage, no? Uncool in middle school? Who…

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July 23, 2014 at 6:51 AM

Wednesday Memo: Progress in high-profile case … Long-lost dog … Disturbing journal

Here’s a surprise statement in a long unsolved case: The new head of the Seattle FBI office says there is “momentum” in the 13-year-old investigation into the fatal shooting of Seattle federal prosecutor Thomas Wales. These stories are always worth a look: An East Texas family’s dog that ran away seven years ago More

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