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July 6, 2014 at 9:06 AM

Sunday Memo: Tablet as laptop? … Pot for sale … That ‘peeping drone’

Can tablets with keyboard covers sub for a laptop? A reviewer tries out the Lumia 2520 and Surface Pro 3, both with covers that extend the value of the device. The retail sale of recreational pot gets rolling Tuesday and you may have questions about that, given that voters approved Initiative 502 some 20…

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July 4, 2014 at 9:58 AM

Friday Memo: Fourth of July … Carrasco apologizes … Mariners in Chicago

The long holiday weekend is off to a nice start, with temperatures in the low 70s in the forecast. Perhaps the rain clouds have declared their own independence and relocated elsewhere. More from the National Weather Service forecast. Where to celebrate the Fourth of July: If you procrastinated on planning your holiday, we…

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June 23, 2014 at 4:01 PM

Ex-Mariner’s wife gets prison for stealing from Felix Hernandez’s wife

TACOMA — The wife of former Mariners outfielder Carlos Peguero was sentenced today to 12 months and a day in prison for using a bank card belonging to the wife of pitcher Felix Hernandez to go on a massive online shopping spree. In addition, Maria Jacqueline Peguero was ordered to have three years of supervision following her release…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Carlos Peguero, Mariners, U.S. District Court

June 11, 2014 at 1:13 PM

Police to angry commuters, sports fans: ‘Good reason’ for traffic jam

Seattle police today said they regret any inconvenience for drivers when they ordered Highway 99 closed while investigating an injury accident south of the West Seattle Bridge on Tuesday afternoon, creating a nightmare for commuters and people trying to get into the city for a Mariners game. But they asked people to keep things in perspective. “There…

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Comments | Topics: Battery Street Tunnel, collision, commute

June 10, 2014 at 6:12 AM

Tuesday Memo: Charges in SPU shooting … Amazon growth … Winning M’s

Charges are expected to be filed today against the 26-year-old man arrested in the shootings on the Seattle Pacific University campus last Thursday. Wouldn’t it be co0l if this is George Vancouver’s anchor? An ancient anchor has been pulled to the surface off Whidbey. Might it be from Capt. George Vancouver’s…

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Comments | More in Morning Memo | Topics: Capt. George Vancouver, hash oil, Mariners

June 4, 2014 at 6:54 AM

Wednesday Memo: Pot luck on medical marijuana … College-cost outcry … Hiking, fishing deaths

Say it ain’t so … Medical-pot patients don’t always know what they are getting But then there’s this: Driver held in crash tells troopers she smoked ‘bowl’ of pot Missing hiker identified: The  body found near the top of a Phoenix mountain has been tentatively identified  as 23-year-old Eric Fernandes of…

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Comments | More in Morning Memo | Topics: college costs, Mariners, pot tests

June 3, 2014 at 6:45 AM

Tuesday Memo: Pit bulls as service animals? … 9 hurt in crash … M’s clobber Yankees

Another pit bull controversy: Yakima has banned pit bulls in the city except for those used as service animals. Soooo … some pit bull owners are claiming their dogs have been trained to help the disabled, claims the city thinks might be a tad sketchy. The city plans to ask service dog owners…

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Comments | More in Morning Memo | Topics: bus riders, head-on crash, Mariners

May 27, 2014 at 6:54 AM

Tuesday Memo: Holds breath, passes out … Last razor clam dig … Gates cutting back on gifts

Along with being stupid, this could have been a lot worse: Police: Snohomish man holds breath in tunnel until he faints, causes 3-car crash Speaking of questionable moves … A Boise, Idaho, man has been busted for allegedly trying to move marijuana through the U.S. mail. Bill Gates is cutting back on gifts…

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May 12, 2014 at 7:17 AM

Monday Memo: Fire pit, gas line, boom … Pilot brothers in 80s missing … Great weather

Good sunny Monday. Some news this morning: Fire pit explodes, man flies: It happened Saturday in Spokane. No wonder. The pit was built over a natural-gas line. … The blast was so powerful, it blew a man against a fence. Fortunately he suffered only minor injures. By the way, it was his birthday. Airborne brothers…

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