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January 12, 2014 at 9:04 AM

Sunday memo: Mountain snow . . . Next for Seahawks . . . Legislature starts

Snowfall:  An email from the state Department of Transportation that includes mention of “multiple vehicles that are off the roadway and in need of tow trucks for removal” is never a good sign. But that’s the word from the DOT as of 8 a.m. Sunday from I-90 eastbound at milepost 47, near Denny Creek….

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January 10, 2014 at 5:28 PM

Seattle forecast: Heavy winds, rain tonight; thunderstorms tomorrow

Get ready to be blown away by the weather this weekend. The National Weather Service has issued a high-wind watch for the Seattle area, saying the region can expect winds of 20 to 35 miles per hour beginning this evening with gusts of 45 to 50 miles per hour after midnight. There will be a lull in…

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December 12, 2013 at 6:59 AM

Thursday Memo: Golden guns … Retired justice dies … Bertha poll

Gun-rights groups are big spenders: At least when it comes to giving money to our state’s politicians. They’ve spent more than 18 times as much money as gun-control groups over the past two dozen years, says a new report. Supreme Court justice dies: Retired state Supreme Court Justice Tom Chambers, who grew up…

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December 18, 2012 at 10:44 PM

Overnight snow could make for slippery a.m. commute

Snow could fall on a widespread area including Seattle early Wednesday, and that could make the morning commute a bit tricky. Puget Sound area snow levels are sinking low again tonight and Wednesday morning with the chance of precipitation at 80 percent, according to the National Weather Service. Up to an inch of snow could accumulate in areas…

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