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Local Rescue dog that worked Oso mudslide found
The Snohomish County Sheriff's office says a search and rescue dog that worked in the Oso mudslide has been found safely, swimming in a pool.


Entertainment 2-day iHeartRadio festival kicks off on Las Vegas 2-day iHeartRadio festival kicks off on Las Vegas (Photo Gallery)
Taylor Swift didn't divulge any more new secrets about her forthcoming album when she took the stage at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas, but the crowd's enthusiasm about her bouncy new single, "Shake it Off," seems to bode well for the new record.


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Local Deal reached to assist spotted frogs in Oregon
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reached a deal with landowners near the popular Old Mill District in Bend to protect Oregon spotted frog habitat while allowing future development.
Local Man gets 4-month sentence for poaching geoducks
A Port Orchard man has been sentenced to four months in prison after illegally harvesting 300 pounds of geoduck from the Olympia area and dumping them near Port Orchard.

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National & World (New) 9 days in, no contact with trooper slaying suspect (Photo Gallery)
Nine days after a gunman opened fire in a deadly ambush at a state police barracks, authorities have had no contact with the suspect they describe as a self-taught survivalist despite an intensive search that shut down the heavily wooded community where he lived with his parents.


Sports No. 2 Oregon holds off Washington State, 38-31
Marcus Mariota threw for 329 yards and five touchdowns as No. 2 Oregon held off Washington State 38-31 on Saturday night in a matchup of two of the top offenses in the nation.
Sports Welker's return brings more concussion questions
Wes Welker's receiving stats over a productive NFL career are impressive. Still, there's another set of numbers associated with him that cannot be ignored: three concussions, nine months.

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Seattle Refined - Life is Different Here When life gives you lemons, make bags out of bicycle tires (Photo Gallery)
After having his messenger bag stolen in 2003, Eli Reich turned lemons into lemonade by creating his first messenger bag out of old bike tire tubes he had in his home. Within a few years Eli had turned this one creation into an entire company and manufacting facility and was saving tubes from landfills across the country.

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Consumer Nail polish retailer Julep vows to polish up customer service Nail polish retailer Julep vows to polish up customer service (Video)
The CEO of Seattle-based nail polish and beauty product company Julep - says she had no idea her customers had taken their complaints to the Better Business Bureau until the bureau issued a news release this week. Jane Park insists Julep is not a company that would intentionally ignore its customers and the issues that prompted the complaints have been addressed.
Technology Astronauts getting 3-D printer at space station Astronauts getting 3-D printer at space station
NASA is sending a 3-D printer to the International Space Station in hopes that astronauts will be able to one day fix their spacecraft by cranking out spare parts on the spot.


Weather Freak weather event has some Eastsiders sweating in middle of the night (New) Freak weather event has some Eastsiders sweating in middle of the night
We've had plenty of afternoons basking in the upper 70s for warmth lately, but usually by the middle of the night we've cooled off into the 50s and 60s.

For most of us, that was the case Saturday night too, but not over by North Bend, where a freak wind event brought somewhat sweltering temperatures to the local area as the clock struck midnight.

One of those who noticed it was Anthony Gilbert.
Weather It happens fast: Seattle just 2 months away from wettest day of the year It happens fast: Seattle just 2 months away from wettest day of the year
As dry weather returns this weekend and temperatures soar past 80 for what will be at least the 46th time, the brilliant sun glare may be preventing you from seeing the cliff we're about to fall off.

Some years, such as this one, summer can hang on with all its might, clinging-- nay, clawing into the dirt, refusing to give up. But in the Pacific Northwest, the period from early September to late October represents the wildest change in weather during the year.



Technology Drag queens dress down Facebook over names
San Francisco drag queens are sparring with Facebook over its policy requiring people to use their real names, rather than drag names such as Pollo Del Mar and Heklina.


Business Alibaba surges in its debut
Alibaba's stock is surging as the Chinese e-commerce powerhouse begins its first day trading as a public company.
Business Yahoo rakes in another jackpot from Alibaba's IPO
Yahoo is making amends for years of blundering with one smart move: an early investment in China's Alibaba Group that has turned into a multibillion-dollar boon.


Offbeat Can stuffing pork up your nose cure nosebleeds?
Scientists who found that sticking cured pork up your nose can stop an uncontrollable nosebleed and owning a cat can be hazardous to your mental health are among this year's winners of the Ig Nobel prize.