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Local (New) Hundreds line up for state's largest free medical clinic
Doors opened early Thursday morning for what is expected to be the state's largest-ever free clinic. Through Sunday, volunteers will offer a wide range of medical, dental, and vision services to thousands of patients who otherwise may not be able to afford care.
Local Seattle bike-share program hits 4,000 rides in first week
Just a week in and Seattle's bike-share program has clocked roughly 4,000 rides with its stable of 500 bikes and netted 1,450 memberships, said Holly Houser, Pronto Cycle Share’s executive director.

Entertainment

Offbeat

Offbeat Dancing priests become Internet sensation Dancing priests become Internet sensation (Photo Gallery)
A video of a pair of dueling, dancing American priests studying in Rome has gone viral, following in the footsteps of a now-famous Italian nun whose Alicia Keys-esque voice won her a singing contest and a record contract.

Your Photos

YouNews World Series pumpkin World Series pumpkin
Every year the SF Giants are in the play offs it carve a pumpkin in their honer. This year I switched it up and added our opponents logo along with the World Series trophy. I hope to see my pumpkin on tv to share with all baseball fans.

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National & World Patients avoiding Dallas hospital where Ebola hit
The Dallas hospital where a man diagnosed with Ebola died and two nurses were infected with the virus has seen patients flee the hospital, with a more than 50 percent decline in visits to its emergency room since the crisis began.

Sports

Seattle Refined

Seattle Refined - Life is Different Here 5 great Halloween destinations in Western Washington (Photo Gallery)
Halloween is just around the corner, and that means it's time to get dressed up, collect as much candy as possible, and hopefully have a few frights! From swamps full of zombies, to a family-friendly spot for trick-or-treating, here are five great Halloween destinations to visit this Halloween.

Top Video

Home Hawaii hit by winds, rain as Ana veers west Hawaii hit by winds, rain as Ana veers west (Video)
Hurricane Ana was on course Saturday to miss Hawaii by more than a hundred miles but was generating high waves, strong winds and heavy rains that prompted flash-flood warnings throughout the islands.

Your Life, Your Style

Consumer How to talk to your auto mechanic How to talk to your auto mechanic
Even the best auto mechanic isn't clairvoyant. So when you drop off you vehicle, it's important to give the shop as much information as possible about the problem.

Mark Salem, an ASE Certified Master Technician, explains the right way and the wrong way to do it.
Technology Comcast wins more Internet customers, ad sales up Comcast wins more Internet customers, ad sales up
Comcast Corp.'s third-quarter net income jumped 50 percent in the third quarter, helped by a one-time tax settlement, growth in Internet subscribers and fewer defectors from its cable service.

Extras

Weather Gust front's 0-to-60 mph time rivals turbo-charged V8s Gust front's 0-to-60 mph time rivals turbo-charged V8s
Scott's Note: I'm taking a few days off this week so here is an "In case you missed it" blog, originally posted on June 14, 2011. Enjoy!

It takes some of the better sports cars out there about 5-7 seconds to go from 0 to 60 mph.

Mother Nature showed off some of her own powerful accelerations during a storm that spawned an incredible gust front in Maine last week.

Michael McCormack has a web camera situated at Sebec Lake. About 1:45 p.m., a strong gust front went through the region, and the winds went from near calm to roaring over 60 mph in seconds.

And his web camera was rolling the entire time.

Here is how he described it:

"This image sequence shows a gust front approaching and raising a lot of water from the lake surface. The 4th frame shows a boat being overtaken at the leading edge of the wind. Last image shows a treetop landed in front of the cam." He estimates based on the speed of the front, the winds were blowing at about 66 mph at the leading edge.

Here are the images he was talking about. They are taken 30 seconds apart.
Viewfinder On board with a Mount Rainier training mission On board with a Mount Rainier training mission (Photo Gallery) (Video)
Mount Rainier, Wash. - We had a rare opportunity to join Bravo Company, 1st of the 214th General Support Aviation Battalion (GSAB), for a search and rescue training mission on Mount Rainier.
The search and rescue mission on Mount Rainier has belonged to 1st of the 214th GSAB for many years.

Entertainment

Entertainment Review: 'John Wick' delivers non-stop action
In an intriguing cinematic twist, Keanu Reeves' Matrix stunt double Chad Stahelski becomes his co-director with David Leitch on "John Wick," a visceral revenge thriller that marks a confident, muscular action debut. After a marked absence from the genre, Reeves resoundingly returns with an effortless, kinetic style that positions the film extremely well for any potential follow-ups.

Technology

Technology Google's streaming music service adds mood to mix
Google's music-subscription service will try to anticipate its listeners' mood swings as it amplifies its competition with Pandora, Spotify and other popular services that play tunes over the Internet.
Technology Apple reports record 39.3 million iPhone sales
Apple says it sold 39.3 million iPhones in the last quarter, or 16 percent more than a year ago, which is a record for the quarter. That's partly due to excitement over new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models that Apple began selling last month.

Business

Business Fuel costs ease, U.S. airline profits soar
Profits are soaring at the biggest U.S. airlines, and a chunk of credit goes to those savings at the pump. Fuel is an airline's biggest expense.
Business U.S. jobless aid applications rise to 283,000
The number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits rose last week after falling to a 14-year low the previous week. Despite the increase, weekly applications remain at historically low levels that suggest hiring is gaining steam.

Offbeat

Offbeat Pittsburgh wins Gawker.com ugliest accent contest
The city of Pittsburgh has "won" Gawker.com's ugliest accent tournament, besting the other finalist — Scranton — in a reader's poll with more than 54 percent of the vote.
Offbeat Drunk woman arrested, mistook jail for bar
One is a building with bars. The other is a building with a bar. A very drunk woman apparently had trouble telling them apart and ended up in a southwestern Michigan jail cell.