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October 13, 2013 at 9:23 AM

Sunday Memo: Hawks vs. Titans … Still shut down … ORCA readers

 Tilting the Titans: The Seattle Seahawks are at home today  at CenturyLink Field against the Tennessee Titans, but it won’t be much of a homecoming for Jake Locker, the former Ferndale High School and University of Washington star quarterback. Injured, he will not be starting for Tennessee’s NFL team. The game starts at…


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October 9, 2013 at 1:55 PM

King County leaders warn of impacts of federal shutdown

If the federal government is still shut down at the end of October, 38,000 women and young children will lose access to an important federal nutrition subsidy called WIC, and 82 King County staff will be laid off. That is the chief message delivered this morning by King County Executive Dow Constantine, Metropolitan King County Council…


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October 8, 2013 at 12:34 PM

Government shutdown halts Sauk River rafters

DARRINGTON (AP) — The government shutdown reaches all the way to the Sauk River. Owners of the Adventure Cascades river-rafting business in Darrington told The Daily Herald they can’t float without a permit from the Forest Service, and the people who handle that aren’t working. The river rafting business is slow now, but they hope…


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October 1, 2013 at 6:38 AM

Tuesday Memo: Skiing at Crystal … Sinkings … Tornado tale

Crystal Mountain skiing. The ski area opens for one day today to 75 lucky people because there’s enough snow up there. Yes, open for skiing. The Crystal folks held a Facebook promotion yesterday, and they’re opening the slopes at 10 a.m. Control yourselves, skiers. Only those 75 people get to ski. That sinking…


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