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Local Texts between girl, MPHS shooter Fryberg released Texts between girl, MPHS shooter Fryberg released
A judge ordered the release of text messages between a 15-year-old girl and her ex-boyfriend in the days before he fatally shot four classmates - messages that reportedly dealt with the tumultuous end of their relationship.

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Local Texts between girl, MPHS shooter Fryberg released
A judge ordered the release of text messages between a 15-year-old girl and her ex-boyfriend in the days before he fatally shot four classmates - messages that reportedly dealt with the tumultuous end of their relationship.
Local Judge orders Pasco teachers back to school
A judge on Friday ordered striking Pasco teachers to return to school on Tuesday, one week after their walkout began, while contract talks continued in Seattle under threat of another strike.

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Offbeat

Offbeat College student proudly drives Barbie Jeep after DWI arrest College student proudly drives Barbie Jeep after DWI arrest
Twenty-year-old Texas State student Tara Monroe was arrested on March 4 on DWI charges, with a $3,000 bond, according to Hays County Jail records. By refusing a breathalyzer test, Monroe says her license was automatically suspended.

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YouNews The Twelfth Cat! The Twelfth Cat!
Here's the Twelfth Cat. The perfect companion to warm your lap during a game. He's deaf, so he's never startled by your yelling, he thinks he's a dog and he was born with Seahawks colors.

Local & Regional

Local Feds seek information after radiation exposure in E. Idaho
"We're taking this very, very seriously," said Steve Laflin, the company's president and CEO. "We're going to aggressively go through the whole program from top to bottom to make sure we have the appropriate steps in place."

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Sports

Sports Husky Stadium's name gets a corporate addition
Husky Stadium's name got a little bit longer Thursday as the University of Washington and Alaska Airlines announced a expanded partnership that includes adding the airline's name to the football stadium.
Sports Lockett's TD sends Seahawks to 31-21 win over Raiders (Photo Gallery)
Tyler Lockett scored his third touchdown of the preseason on a 63-yard reception from Russell Wilson, Frank Clark had a sack and forced fumble that Jordan Hill recovered for a TD, and the Seahawks closed out the preseason with a 31-21 win over the Raiders.

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Home 'Cat-fishing' on the Warrior River 'Cat-fishing' on the Warrior River (Video)
ALABAMA -- Two fishermen had quite the surprise while out on the water. Two abandoned kittens took a leap off a small island and swam a long distance in order to be rescued.

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Weather Well that's rare: British Columbia painted on tropical storm tracking map Well that's rare: British Columbia painted on tropical storm tracking map
Hurricane and tropical storm tracker maps are a way of life in the Gulf of Mexico and along the Atlantic Seaboard (and Hawaii too) but British Columbia?

The latest storm tracker map from NOAA for Hurricane Ignacio shows the weakening storm currently in the Central Pacific Ocean heading north, then curling back to the east, making "landfall" in central British Columbia on Wednesday.

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Technology

Technology Judge approves $415M settlement in Apple, Google wage case
A federal judge has approved a $415 million settlement that ends a lengthy legal saga revolving around allegations that Apple, Google and several other Silicon Valley companies illegally conspired to prevent their workers from getting better job offers.
Technology Tech Tips: Windows 10 privacy settings worth checking
Microsoft's new Windows 10 system offers more personalization than before, but it also collects more data than people might be used to on PCs, from contacts and appointments to their physical location and even Wi-Fi passwords.

Business

Business US jobless rate falls to 7-year low; Fed move still unclear
The U.S. unemployment rate fell to a seven-year low in August as employers added a modest 173,000 jobs, a key piece of evidence for the Federal Reserve in deciding whether to raise interest rates from record lows later this month.
Business Central banks falling short of 2 pct. inflation target
The Federal Reserve and European Central Bank have been striving to generate a small dose of inflation — around 2 percent annually, just enough to spur more spending and income but not so much that prices surge out of control.

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