Welcome back to a special Tuesday Quick Hits—which is also a farewell from me.

In case you haven’t heard, come the new year I’ll be moving into a reporting position at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Mostly I’ll be reporting on local Seattle news, which may be a bit niche, but feel free to find me on Twitter (@zosham) if you want to find me. It’s been such a pleasure to follow along with all your blogs over the years; I’ve learned so much from every post you filed.

And now, I guess we get down to the headlines of the day: