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Local High school students to protest budget cuts with walkout (New) High school students to protest budget cuts with walkout
Students at Seattle's Garfield High School will stage a walkout on Thursday to protest plans to cut one of its teachers. Based on current enrollment numbers, the district said the school must cut one full-time employee by the end of the week.

News

Local (New) High school students to protest budget cuts with walkout
Students at Seattle's Garfield High School will stage a walkout on Thursday to protest plans to cut one of its teachers. Based on current enrollment numbers, the district said the school must cut one full-time employee by the end of the week.
Local Judge: March trial for mentally ill in jails case
A federal judge on Wednesday set a March trial date for a lawsuit filed on behalf of mentally ill inmates who say they are waiting months for competency evaluations and treatment.
Local (New) Tribal leaders testify against Canada pipeline
U.S. tribes told Canadian regulators on Wednesday they're opposed to a proposed pipeline expansion project in Canada that could dramatically increase the number of oil tankers plying West Coast waters.

Entertainment

Entertainment Review: 'John Wick' delivers non-stop action 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.

Offbeat

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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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Local & Regional

Local Seattle Refined: Tour a wooden Lake Union houseboat Seattle Refined: Tour a wooden Lake Union houseboat (Photo Gallery)
We're continuing our houseboat profiles - and this week it's all about combining elements of our state gem (wood!) in interior and exterior architecture. This particular floating home does it beautifully - and once again we find ourselves forgetting it's not a 'regular' house when looking through these pictures!
Local Lakewood soldier charged with murdering wife (Video)
The 20-year-old man who shot his 19-year-old wife in the head last week in their Lakewood apartment -- originally claiming it was an accident -- was charged with murder Wednesday, according to the Pierce County Prosecutor's Office.
Local Airport workers protest amid Ebola fears (Video)
More than a dozen airline cabin cleaners, along with members of the non-profit group Working Washington, protested in the terminal of Sea-Tac Airport Wednesday over what they say are un-safe working conditions onboard airlines.
Local Princess in cockfighting case gets probation
A Romanian princess who helped run a cockfighting enterprise in Oregon has been sentenced to three years of probation and won't have to go to prison.

Around the World

National & World (New) Early Apple computer sells for $905,000 at auction
A vintage Apple computer that was one of only 50 made in Steve Jobs' garage in 1976 sold for $905,000 at auction on Wednesday, far exceeding pre-sale estimates and outdoing a previous high price of more than $671,000 paid in Germany last year.
National & World Palestinian kills baby at Jerusalem station
A Palestinian motorist with a history of anti-Israel violence slammed his car into a crowded train station in Jerusalem on Wednesday, killing a three-month-old baby girl and wounding eight people in what police called a terror attack.

Sports

Sports Harvin not 'perfect,' happy for chance with Jets
The New York Jets' newest wide receiver doesn't deny he has had some issues. But he also wants to be judged from what he does starting now, not just his checkered past.

Seattle Refined

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 My Fun Fish Tank: Does it work? My Fun Fish Tank: Does it work? (Video)
My Fun Fish tank is billed as "The kid-friendly aquarium that cleans itself like magic!" Adding clean water to the tank automatically siphons water up through a plastic tube that extends from the bottom of the tank out a spout near the top. Dirt collected on the bottom is removed as the fresh water pours in. As the commercial puts it- "The tank is always crystal clear!"
Consumer Healthy lifestyle linked to breast cancer survival Healthy lifestyle linked to breast cancer survival
Despite all the advances in modern medicine, it's often the simple things that make a difference when it comes to your health.

Women who have a healthy lifestyle tend to have a better chance of survival when they are diagnosed with breast cancer, according to a new study done by researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

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

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.
Technology Facebook unfriends federal drug agency
Facebook wants assurances from the Drug Enforcement Administration that it's not operating any more fake profile pages as part of ongoing investigations.

Business

Business U.S. consumer prices rose 0.1 percent in September
U.S. consumer prices edged up slightly in September, with the overall increase held back by a third straight monthly decline in gasoline prices. The tiny gain was the latest evidence that inflation remains benign.
Business Spot will cost you: Pet rents become apartment fad
Pet security deposits register in the hundreds of dollars and are getting steeper. Now, a monthly rental payment ranging from $10 to $50 is quickly becoming the norm, adding to the cost.
Business Asia needs policy coordination amid slower economic growth
Asia-Pacific economies need to recalibrate financial policies in the face of slowing global growth, U.S. Deputy Treasury Secretary Sarah Bloom Raskin said Wednesday, following a meeting of regional financial officials to prepare for next month's Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum.
Business Passenger jets push Boeing's profit up 18 percent
Robust demand for commercial jets and an increased pace of production helped Boeing earn $1.36 billion in the third quarter, up 18 percent from the same period last year.

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.