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Weather: Let’s see, light rain today and tomorrow. And while light rain is forecast for Saturday, other forecasters say it could be dry Saturday with the temperature reaching 70 degrees. It’s a holiday weekend, so we’ll hope for no rain and 70. Light rain Sunday, though. What really bothers us is that it’s been darn cold this month with temperatures often below normal. What did we do, tick off Mother Nature or what? The National Weather Service forecast.

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Some folks who favor charter schools are again gearing up to ask voters whether the schools should be allowed in Washington. It would be the fourth time the often-contentious issue would be put before voters. The League of Education Voters is leading the effort to force a November vote. Charter schools  are independent public schools that can use unconventional techniques and hire nonunion employees. Take our informal poll: Do you think charter schools should be allowed in Washington state?

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In the What’s the matter with some people? category … An adult grizzly and her cub were found shot dead in northern Idaho a few days ago. It’s black bear hunting season over there, but it’s illegal to hunt grizzlies. There’s a $10,000 reward for the person or persons who pulled the trigger.

Says Jason Holm, a spokesman for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service:

 The shooting of the cub is especially “a callous act that any sportsman would find appalling.”

What’s going on with Seattle Storm? Mistakes again trip up Storm in 0-2 start

Renowned scientist and author Stephen Hawking is scheduled to appear in Seattle June 16 as part of the Seattle Science Festival, says the Pacific Science Center. Hawking does only a select few such engagements during the year, so this might be one to put on your calendar.

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