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Snowboarders still on the mountain: Although searchers say they heard and caught a glimpse of the two missing snowboarders on Mount Rainier yesterday, the two young men have yet to be found. Rescuers tried to position themselves so the two men would run into them, but they did not. Search resumes this morning.

Those annoying election signs: The Issaquah Press reminds folks that the signs must come down within 10 days of the election, according to the state Transportation Department. Thank goodness. At least the television commercials have stopped.


Not our Ding Dongs and Twinkies! Hostess Brands is closing its bakery in Seattle and two others elsewhere after a nationwide strike by its bakers union. The company says the strike has put a dent in its ability to make and deliver its goods. Depending on which way the wind is blowing, we at The Seattle Times can smell those Twinkies being made over there on Dexter …

Microsoft software honcho leaving: What’s the back story on the departure of longtime Windows leader Steven Sinofsky as president of its Windows and Windows Live operations? He’s been there 23 years. Does it have something to do with the recent rollout of Windows 8? Microsoft says the parting of ways was mutual.

Two found dead in Hoquiam home: Police say it may be a case of domestic violence, but a 48-year old woman and 53-year-old man were found dead by their son inside their home.

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Nick Provenza: 206-464-2142 or On Twitter @NickProvenza1