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Category: Morning Memo

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September 2, 2014 at 6:23 AM

Tuesday Memo: Threatening messages … Record summer heat! … More school speed cameras

The Queen Anne police shooting: Still waiting for more details on the incident in which two officers shot and killed a man who had been firing a gun from the front of his Queen Anne home Saturday night. We’re now told he sent threatening text messages to his family. Was it…


Comments | More in Morning Memo | Topics: Foreign students, more speed cameras, Queen Anne police shooting

August 28, 2014 at 6:30 AM

Thursday Memo: Cooler days coming … Cop shoots attacking dog … Seahawks tonight

Weather, she’s a-changin‘: The temperature is expected to reach about 75 today, but only to the upper 60s or maybe 70 degrees tomorrow. Temperatures lower than what we’ve seen recently are also expected through the holiday weekend. National Weather Service forecast Cop shoots, kills dog that bit him: It happened Spokane Valley, where the…


Comments | More in Morning Memo | Topics: cooler temperatures, dog, officer bitten

August 27, 2014 at 7:31 AM

Wednesday Memo: Bad drivers? Take our poll … Oregon lake tragedy … Stopping school hazing

Bad drivers? A study says we’re bad drivers and getting worse. Do you think Seattle drivers are getting worse? Vote in our poll. How tragic: Three generations of one family died in that Oregon lake — a 3-year-old boy, his mother and his grandmother. Authorities say it appears to have been an accident. Hazing…


Comments | More in Morning Memo | Topics: bad drivers, family drowns, fatal accidents motorcycle

August 26, 2014 at 6:05 AM

Tuesday Memo: Ms fans believin’ … Spokane deputy prosecutor may be linked to felon, texts, bikini photo

Who would have thought this might happen? Larry Stone: Mariners’ biggest victory is getting fans to believe again Now that was fast … and dang dangerous: 125-mph chase on I-5 nets Thurston County carjack suspect More than a 1,000 texts, a surveillance video and a bikini photo: Those things may link a…


Comments | More in Morning Memo | Topics: criminal assistance, high speed chase, Mariners

August 25, 2014 at 6:35 AM

Monday Memo: Highway 99 closure … Heroin in the shrubbery … Hiker rescued

Highway 99 closed: At least part of it until 5 a.m. Wednesday, from the Battery Street Tunnel to Valley Street. Drivers beware. Neighbor’s vigilance: That’s what led him to recover $10,000 in heroin he found in shrubbery near Green Lake, where the people who left it there had hoped to go back…


Comments | More in Morning Memo | Topics: charges, heroin found, Highway 99 closed

August 24, 2014 at 8:42 AM

Sunday Memo: Gas prices are high … Outrage at pooh smells … Sounders to play Timbers

Gas price here are higher than in other parts of the country. Duh. There are several factors. Find out what they are in this piece by Seattle Times business reporter Angel González. Where’s that smell coming from? Who can pass up a story with the headline: West Seattle rabble-rouser…


Comments | More in Morning Memo | Topics: Cascadia Cup, gas prices, pooh signs

August 23, 2014 at 8:41 AM

Saturday Memo: Food on a stick … Help for mental health … Sad zoo news … Seattle winners

Weather: Looks like we’re in for a sunny day with highs in the upper 70s, according to the National Weather Service forecast. We should see clear skies over the next few days. Fair days: It should be perfect weather to check out pigs, quilts, carnival rides and eat too many food items on…


Comments | More in Morning Memo | Topics: elephant, Mariners, mental illness

August 22, 2014 at 7:13 AM

Friday Memo: Avoid 99 … Pot buses won’t roll … Pre-Beast Mode … Grizzly comeback

Slow going: If you haven’t been paying attention this week, Seattle DOT is closing Highway 99 for four days. Because they think traffic might be lower, they decided to add a pothole repair near North 40th Street on Tuesday. Hey, why not? That’s how we (don’t) roll: In case you were planning…


Comments | More in Morning Memo | Topics: grizzlies, pot, Seahawks

August 21, 2014 at 6:18 AM

Thursday Memo: Wolf kill OK’d … School sexual assault … Smart grizzlies

Wolf kill OK’d for sheep rancher: The Fish and Wildlife folks have given the Stevens County rancher the go ahead to kill wolves after 16 of his sheep were killed by the predators. Seattle Schools sexual assault policies getting scrutinized: This is after a boy allegedly raped a girl in November 2012…


Comments | More in Morning Memo | Topics: bears, NFL celebration, Seahawks

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