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Local Inslee promotes electric cars to tackle pollution (New) Inslee promotes electric cars to tackle pollution
Looking for ways to boost the use of clean-fuel cars in Washington state, Gov. Jay Inslee wants to extend a sales tax break for electric vehicles and explore giving them access to car pool lanes.

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Local (New) Inslee promotes electric cars to tackle pollution
Looking for ways to boost the use of clean-fuel cars in Washington state, Gov. Jay Inslee wants to extend a sales tax break for electric vehicles and explore giving them access to car pool lanes.

Entertainment

Entertainment Cosby testimony describes accuser's spiked story Cosby testimony describes accuser's spiked story
Bill Cosby testified under oath in 2005 that he gave the National Enquirer an exclusive interview about looming sexual-assault accusations by a Canadian woman against him in exchange for the tabloid spiking a second accuser's story.
Entertainment Ex-CBC host charged with sexual assault in Canada Ex-CBC host charged with sexual assault in Canada
Former Canadian Broadcasting Corp. radio host Jian Ghomesi must live with his mother while sexual assault charges against him are heard in a case that has rocked the country's vaunted public broadcaster.

Offbeat

Offbeat Heirloom ring flushed; sewer workers retrieve it Heirloom ring flushed; sewer workers retrieve it
Pat Hanson of Central Point says she's lost about 10 pounds recently, an aftereffect of a fall, and noticed in church earlier this month that her mother's wedding ring was loose on her finger.

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YouNews November 26th November 26th
Less than two weeks ago it was single digits here, probably made it into the low 40's the past few days. Lilac has new buds all over it and this one has started to grow.

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Local & Regional

Local (New) Wife dies, husband critical in Oregon double shooting (Video)
A woman died early Wednesday morning and her husband remains in critical condition after the couple was found shot in an Oregon City driveway the day before. Police are investigating the incident as domestic violence, and officials said they think the husband was the shooter.
Local Vancouver police kill man carrying replica gun
Vancouver, Washington, police officers responding to a report of a fire and domestic disturbance at an apartment complex fatally shot a man who they say refused to drop what appeared to be an AR-15 style weapon.

Around the World

National & World (New) Taliban attack rocks upscale Kabul district
Taliban fighters staged an attack Thursday evening in an upscale district in the Afghan capital Kabul. Witnesses described multiple explosions and bursts of gunfire in the Wazir Akbar Khan district, which contains numerous foreign embassies and compounds housing international agencies and companies - as well as the homes of some senior Afghan government officials.
National & World Ferguson grand jury papers full of inconsistencies
An Associated Press review of thousands of pages of grand jury documents reveals numerous examples of statements made during the shooting investigation that were inconsistent, fabricated or provably wrong.

Sports

Sports Huskies' quirky DT Shelton ready for finale
Washington's Danny Shelton can sometimes be the biggest, meanest, most intimidating presence on the field. His ability to cause havoc as a defensive tackle is why many are expecting the senior to get picked early in the NFL draft.
Sports 'Change of plans' pushes UW's Richey in senior season
Spencer Richey had a plan. It was the start of the 2013 season and the senior had the next year of his life mapped out. From his living situation to school and a potential future in the MLS, the goalkeeper knew exactly where he was and what came next.
Sports Sherman, Baldwin dig at NFL in press conference
With the help of a cardboard cutout, the Seattle Seahawks' Richard Sherman and Doug Baldwin took digs at the NFL during a news conference on Tuesday after the league issued a $100,000 fine to teammate Marshawn Lynch for not speaking to the media.

Seattle Refined

Seattle Refined - Life is Different Here The new Brooks Running World Headquarters in Wallingford is crazy efficient (Photo Gallery)
The new Brooks World Headquarters in Wallingford opened last month, the result of a joint partnership between Skanska and Brooks. It's the first of a new generation of highly sustainable buildings in the Pacific Northwest, with 75% energy reduction saving over one billion BTUs over it's 30 year life.

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Home Obama urges calm after Ferguson decision Obama urges calm after Ferguson decision (Photo Gallery)
President Barack Obama appealed for calm and understanding in Ferguson on Monday after a grand jury decided not to indict in the death of Michael Brown, pleading with both residents and police officers to show restraint.

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Weather Front slices Puget Sound region into two distinct temperature camps Front slices Puget Sound region into two distinct temperature camps
There's the ever popular "don't like the weather, just wait 20 minutes" but in Western Washington, the adage should be "just drive 20 miles... or less."

A distinct warm front sat right over the North Sound Tuesday evening, bring a stark difference in temperature that if you were to drive from Seattle to Everett on I-5 , you'll have wondered if you entered some sort of meteorological portal around Shoreline.

Entertainment

Entertainment Barbie dethroned by Team Elsa of 'Frozen' fame
For the first time in more than a decade Barbie has been frozen out of the top spot on the holiday wish lists of girls. The new reigning champion in the hearts of little girls is Team Elsa.

Technology

Technology Automakers aim to drive away car computer hackers
The U.S. military, along with the auto industry, is scrambling to fortify the cyber defenses of commercially available cars before criminals and even terrorists penetrate them.
Technology Do you need to break the bank to get a good phone?
It might seem as though everyone has an iPhone or Galaxy smartphone. But many customers are eschewing the best cameras and screens - and their top-end price tags - and choosing models that can get the job done at less than a third of the cost.
Technology Does bad behavior really hurt business?
Silicon Valley seems to have more than its share of companies behaving badly. Among up-and-comers in the tech world, privacy abuses and executive gaffes have become viral sensations. But is all that bad behavior actually bad for business?
Technology Amusement parks challenged by high-tech home entertainment
Your local fun zone, amusement center and theme park is facing an existential challenge these days. They need to lure you, the American guest, off your sofa with your high resolution, interactive video games and into their world of fun - real life fun.

Business

Business U.S. orders for durable goods up 0.4 percent
Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods rose in October, but a key category that tracks business investment plans declined sharply for a second straight month.

Offbeat

Offbeat Kohler introduces odor-eating toilet seat
The battery-operated seat includes a fan that sucks in air, pushing it through an odor-eating carbon filter and over an optional scent pack. Product manager Jerry Bougher says the idea is to attack smells "where the action is."