Bill Ayer, chairman and CEO of Alaska Airlines, and Pat Shanahan, vice president and general manager for airplane programs at Boeing Commercial Airplanes, have both been appointed to the University of Washington's Board of Regents by Gov. Chris Gregoire.

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Seattle

Gregoire names two UW regents

Bill Ayer, chairman and CEO of Alaska Airlines, and Pat Shanahan, vice president and general manager for airplane programs at Boeing Commercial Airplanes, have both been appointed to the University of Washington’s Board of Regents by Gov. Chris Gregoire.

Ayer and Shanahan replace Jeff Brotman, one of the founders of Costco, and Stanley Barer, the owner of a marine transportation company. Both terms had expired.

Seattle

Body found in Lake Washington

The body of a man was recovered Tuesday morning from Lake Washington, according to Seattle police.

Homicide detectives were called to the 2300 block of Lake Washington Boulevard South, in the Mount Baker neighborhood, at 8:46 a.m. after a 911 call, said police spokeswoman Renee Witt.

Clyde Hill

Mass rescheduled for restaurateur

Because of forecast weather conditions, the family of Carmine Smeraldo, noted restaurateur of Il Terrazzo Carmine in Seattle, has moved the date of the Mass for him to 4 p.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 9460 N.E. 14th St., in Clyde Hill.

Smeraldo died last Wednesday after a stroke.

Seattle

Tax filing time is here, IRS says

The Internal Revenue Service says taxpayers can now electronically file 2012 tax returns, and most taxpayers can file their federal returns immediately.

Seattle

Glitch lets drivers escape 520 toll

An electrical glitch caused the new toll system on the Highway 520 bridge to malfunction Tuesday morning, meaning drivers crossed the span for hours without being charged.

The state Department of Transportation said there were no tolls charged from about 6:30 a.m. until the problem was fixed, shortly after 12 p.m.

The tolls, which began late last month, are expected to raise about $1 billion toward the $4.7 billion cost of replacing the 49-year-old bridge. The new floating bridge between Seattle and the Eastside is expected to open in 2014.

Olympia

Gay-marriage bill filed in House

A bill to legalize same-sex marriage has been filed in the House as a companion bill to the measure filed in the Senate last week.

The House version of the bill introduced Tuesday has 49 Democrats signing on in support, and one Republican. The measure already has enough support to pass there. The Senate is still short of the 25 votes needed for passage there.

Times staff and news services

Times staff and news services