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July 14, 2014 at 6:56 AM

Monday Memo: Fire along I-5 … Sounders clearcut Timbers … Gun laws

Brush fire headache: Here’s hoping you didn’t get caught in the traffic tie-up caused by the brush fire that charred a hillside along northbound I-5 near SeaTac overnight. Sounders get it done: They beat archrival Portland Timbers last night 2-0 at CenturyLink Field before a crowd of 64,207. Speaking of soccer: Some…


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June 26, 2014 at 6:53 AM

Thursday Memo: Hair on fire … Boeing boss speaks … Our homegrown World Cup star

Woman’s hair set on fire: It happened on a bus in Marysville when a female passenger put a flame to the hair of a woman sitting in front of her. Another passenger put out the fire before the woman was hurt. The fire-setter, who had two lighters on her, was arrested and banned from riding…


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June 25, 2014 at 6:42 AM

Wednesday Memo: Marshawn Lynch naked … Gun tragedy … ‘Peeping’ drone explained

Marshawn Lynch bares all: Well, almost all. … He’s one of 22 athletes to be featured in  The Body Issue published by ESPN the Magazine, which hits newsstands on July 11. The issue is the “Bodies We Want” section, where athletes are featured in tasteful nude poses. Well, Marshawn is speaking up, now, sort of. Kids…


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June 22, 2014 at 8:53 AM

Sunday Memo: Reading about Hope Solo … Do you believe in God? … Sunny today, tomorrow

Hope Solo: Write a non-soccer story about the goalkeeper for the women’s national team and for Seattle Reign and you can’t keep the readers away. It’s the number one story on Soccer superstar Hope Solo jailed, accused of domestic violence Speaking of soccer, The U.S. Men’s National Team, led by captain…


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June 16, 2014 at 6:01 AM

Monday Memo: Heavy student debt … Starbucks pays for college … USA World Cup match today

Got student debt? Read on: Readers tell how student-loan debt weighs them down. And if you find yourself wondering why these kids today can’t just work their way through college like you did, read our debunking of eight myths about the high cost of college. Speaking of college: Starbucks will…


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