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Local Snohomish Co. PUD probes allegations of unfair contracts
A Snohomish County utility board has hired an independent investigator to look into allegations that the utility improperly awarded millions of dollars of contracts to a clean-energy consulting firm owned by a former employee.



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Images of Saturn and almost full moon. The images of Saturn
and 6 (of its 62 moons)were taken Sunday morning at 2am. Not
great conditions, especially with the bright moon. A Meade
LX6 telescope and a ZWOASI120MC video camera were used for

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National & World Baltimore mayor lifts curfew 6 days after riots
Six days after the death of Freddie Gray sparked riots in Baltimore, the city's mayor lifted a citywide curfew on Sunday morning, signaling an end to the extraordinary measures taken to ensure public safety amid an outcry over police practices.


Sports Astros win 9th straight, McHugh gets HR help against M's
The surprising Houston Astros matched their longest winning streak in nine years by posting their ninth straight victory Saturday night, 11-4 over the Seattle Mariners behind Collin McHugh and a lot of home-run support.

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Home Bart Simpson sculpture unveiled in New York Bart Simpson sculpture unveiled in New York (Video)
Nancy Cartwright, the voice of Bart Simpson on 'The Simpsons,' has created a sculpture of Bart Simpson's alter ego 'Bartman' that will sit on permanent display out front of the News Corp building in New York.

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Consumer Can pheromones calm you pet? Can pheromones calm you pet?
Just like us, our pets can get an anxious.

Sometimes the reason is obvious, like a thunderstorm or a trip to the vet. Sometimes it's not. Either way, you'd like to do something to calm them down.

Dr. Marty Becker at Vetstreet.com says pheromones may be the answer.


Weather Stevens Pass has earliest snow meltout in at least 34 years Stevens Pass has earliest snow meltout in at least 34 years
STEVENS PASS, Wash. -- The paltry snowpack at Stevens Pass this winter is now officially melted out.

While there is still a dusting of snow around some parts of the pass area, the measuring station there measured less than 2 inches of snow water equivalent on the ground Tuesday -- the official definition of when the snowpack is considered melted out, according to University of Washington research meteorologist Mark Albright.


Entertainment 'Avengers' sequel is second biggest US opener of all time
The Avengers are mighty, but not enough to beat themselves. The Marvel and Disney sequel earned a staggering $187.7 million in its debut weekend, making it the second biggest U.S. opening of all time according to Rentrak estimates Sunday.
Entertainment Stars speak out about Baltimore; others won't risk it
As the events in Baltimore continue to grip the nation, a few celebrities are raising their voices for the city and the cause. But experts say many stars are reluctant to address such heated emotional issues publicly.
Entertainment 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' assembles huge opening day (Photo Gallery)
Iron Man and his superhero pals have bested their own opening day record with "Avengers: Age of Ultron." The $250 million sequel pulled in $84.5 million from Thursday night and Friday showings, topping the $80.8 million opening of the first "Avengers" in 2012, according to Disney estimates Saturday.