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Local ACLU lawsuit: County jails people who can't pay court fines
The Washington state chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union sued a local county Tuesday, accusing it of sending people to jail or forcing them to toil on work crews if they fail to pay their court fines

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Sports Keuchel, Astros beat Yankees in AL wild-card game
Dallas Keuchel and the Houston Astros defied expectations all season long. Facing his biggest test yet, the bearded ace beat the odds and the Yankees once again.
Sports Start of fall classes presents new challenge for Huskies
Time management was difficult to master when I was in college. Balancing studies with social life and work continues to be a key issue for university students today, especially those immersed in big time collegiate athletics.

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Weather State's drought could spell early end to autumn leaves displays (New) State's drought could spell early end to autumn leaves displays (Photo Gallery)
So in driving around town this September, it seemed to my untrained eye that the autumn leaves were turning earlier than usual, with some trees already golden brown or red and half empty. Could it be a by-product of the hot summer?

I asked some experts at the University of Washington Botanical Gardens and it turns out it's yes and no.

First of all, according to Dr. Sarah Reichard, the director of the University of Washington Botanic Gardens, there are some tree species around here that are typical "early shedders" of their leaves in September, like Red Maples and Vine Maples -- probably a lot of what I was seeing.



Technology Twitter gives co-founder Jack Dorsey a 2nd chance as CEO
Twitter is embracing Jack Dorsey as its CEO in hopes that its once-spurned co-founder can hatch a plan to expand the short messaging service's audience and end nearly a decade of financial losses.
Technology VW, Audi offer online check if vehicle has trick software
Volkswagen and its Audi subsidiary said Friday that customers in Germany can now go to their websites to see if their vehicles are among those installed with software that the company says was used to manipulate U.S. emissions testing.


Business US trade deficit widens to $48.3 billion in August
The U.S. trade deficit jumped sharply in August as exports fell to the lowest level in nearly three years while imports increased, led by a surge in shipments of cellphones from China.
Business NY comptroller: Wall Street profits hit $11.3 billion in 6 months
The securities industry in New York City tallied $11.3 billion in profits during the first half of 2015, higher than in the past three years, while also adding jobs last year for the first time since 2011, the state comptroller reported Tuesday.