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Weather:  Rain today and tomorrow, but maybe some sun Thursday, Friday and … hey, look at Saturday! The details.

Traffic:  Did you ever notice when the media says a major change in traffic is about to happen — think Mercer Mess — it seldom is as bad as feared? Mercer not quite the mess expected. Go figure. The maps and cams.

West Seattle water taxi canceled this Tuesday morning

This KOMO headline says it all: Federal Way resident roughs up burglar, throws him off a balcony

Buckey the Bull, an 1,800 pound brute from Prosser in the lower Yakima Valley, is a star when it comes to bucking cowboys, according to The Yakima Herald-Republic. A bull is rated on how many cowboys it has thrown, and Buckey has pitched 15 of 19 riders in his three-year career.

Sea lions: The recent deaths of so many sea lions here is unfortunate.  Sea lions are protected under the Marine Mammals Act.  Four sea lions and a seal were found dead in West Seattle in 2010. They had been shot, too.

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  4. Shaq Thompson commits to UW
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