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April 17, 2014 at 7:20 AM

Thursday Memo: Mustang mania … Husky sentenced … Small-town tenacity in Oso

You don’t look a day over 49: Today is the 50th birthday of one of America’s classics: the Ford Mustang. This area lays claim to having the oldest Mustang club in the country, along with one in Tucson. It was among 500 Mustang clubs formed within the first three years of the car’s existence,…

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March 26, 2014 at 7:10 AM

Wednesday Memo: Report: Mudslide hill dangerous … Police shootout … Garrison Keillor

Snohomish County’s own report said the hill that gave way in the deadly mudslide was dangerous. Why is it that reports such as this surface only after the damage is done? You have to ask, “Was anyone paying attention? Snohomish County? The developers who built homes the path of the slide? Just…

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March 25, 2014 at 7:07 AM

Tuesday Memo: Area had mudslide history … Clam season … Deputy on a special detail?

It had a history … While one county official said the area hit by the deadly mudslide was considered “very safe,” the history of slides there goes back more than six decades. The fact that homebuilding was allowed in the area after a big slide in 2006 shocked one expert.  You can find…

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March 16, 2014 at 9:31 AM

Sunday Memo: Drunken firefighters? … Charged 23 years after prostitutes’ deaths … Bee biz

Drunken firefighters: The off-duty firefighters accused in the beating of a homeless man in Pioneer Square last night reminds us of the Bellevue cops busted after they confronted a female Seattle police officer and got into a profanity-laced altercation with a fan and his family in September 2012. In both…

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March 9, 2014 at 11:57 AM

Flood warnings in effect until Monday night on some rivers

Due to heavy rain over the weekend, the National Weather Service issued another flood warning on Sunday morning for several rivers that extends until late Monday night. The rains pushed the Snoqualmie River nearly three feet above flood stage, and it’s expected to crest near 56.6 feet by 5 a.m. Monday. The Snoqualmie River is expected…

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March 8, 2014 at 4:36 PM

Overnight rains to boost chance of floods, mudslides

Another 2 to 4 inches of rain expected in the Cascade Mountains overnight will raise the chance of lowland flooding and mudslides, according to the National Weather Service. Meteorologist Johnny Burg said freezing levels of about 7,500 feet in the Central Cascades and 6,000 feet in the North Cascades will add to the flooding potential, “because…

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March 6, 2014 at 7:17 AM

Thursday Memo: Wear-waders-to-work day … Seahawks sack home sales … Sexy shoes in this city

Get out your waders: The rain continues around the Northwest, and minor flooding is expected on several rivers today. The National Weather Service forecast calls for continued rain through Friday, but then we might see some clear skies. The Legion of Boom stopped more than the Denver offense: Home…

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March 4, 2014 at 7:16 AM

Tuesday Memo: Fun in class … Russell Wilson is major league … Shutdown repercussions

Less talk, more action:  In a teaching experiment that began six years ago, frustrated Bellevue School District government teachers teamed with University of Washington researchers to revamp the advanced placement program. Instead of lectures, they put role plays and simulations at the center of the curriculum. It seems to be working. Russ…

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February 23, 2014 at 9:19 AM

Sunday Memo: Booze prices to rise? … UW sports subsidies … Sunny soon

Liquor prices in bars and restaurants could rise in our state this year because of  a fight over rules created when Washington got out of the liquor business, according to a story by Associated Press writer Manuel Valdes. UW sports get subsidies? The university athletics department made record profits last year and can…

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