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Local Franchises: More time needed to pay Seattle $15 minimum wage Franchises: More time needed to pay Seattle $15 minimum wage
A federal appeals court panel is scheduled to hear arguments Tuesday from lawyers for a franchise association who say they shouldn't have to meet the same deadline as large companies when it comes to implementing Seattle's $15 minimum wage law.

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Local Franchises: More time needed to pay Seattle $15 minimum wage
A federal appeals court panel is scheduled to hear arguments Tuesday from lawyers for a franchise association who say they shouldn't have to meet the same deadline as large companies when it comes to implementing Seattle's $15 minimum wage law.
Local (New) Puget Sound blood bank sued by transgender woman
A transgender woman has filed a federal discrimination lawsuit against a Seattle-based blood bank saying she was fired after changing her donor profile to female to match her reissued birth certificate.

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YouNews Chasing Rainbow. Chasing Rainbow.
While I was busy working, suddenly I turned my head towards the window to see a perfect rainbow and a cruise ship moving fast towards it. Frantically I grabbed my camera and ran to the balcony to take the shot just when the ship appeared to be entering the rainbow.

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Home Sinlahekin Valley Fire Sinlahekin Valley Fire (Video)
Blue Lake on the northern edge of the Okanogan Complex fire in the Sinlahekin Valley Monday night.
Home Grizzly bear has fun rolling down hill Grizzly bear has fun rolling down hill (Video)
Visitors at Denali National Park in Alaska were treated to an unusual sight recently. A grizzly bear was spotted wandering along a hill. As visitors snapped pictures, the bear did something unexpected. It started rolling down the hill.

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Healthworks Study: Tiny, wireless pacemaker could be surgery-free option Study: Tiny, wireless pacemaker could be surgery-free option
A tiny, wireless pacemaker could offer some heart patients a surgery-free alternative to the traditional devices, a new study says. Some doctors, however, say there are lingering safety questions and warned patients not to rush to get the new technology.

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Weather How did Saturday's windstorm compare to Seattle's greats? How did Saturday's windstorm compare to Seattle's greats?
Local meteorologists are still a bit in awe over the power of the storm Saturday that is likely the earliest windstorm on record in the Pacific Northwest -- by several weeks!

In tracking some of the peak gusts, I realized some of the gusts experienced Saturday were stronger in some spots than some of our greatest wind storms on record.

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Entertainment Horror movie director Wes Craven dies at 76
It's hard enough to redefine a genre once in a career, but horror virtuoso Wes Craven managed to do it twice. The prolific writer-director, who died Sunday at age 76, ushered in two distinct eras of suburban slashers.

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Technology What's in a billion? Facebook users hit milestone in 1 day
You, your mom, your grandma and elementary school buddy Lawrence might have been some of the billion people who logged in to Facebook on Monday — the first time that has happened in a single day. That's right, one billion people, or one-seventh of the Earth's population.
Technology Pentagon funding new high-tech venture
Defense Secretary Ash Carter will announce Friday that the Pentagon is funding a new venture to develop cutting-edge electronics and sensors that can flex and stretch and could be built into clothing or the skins of ships and aircraft.

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Offbeat Burger King to McDonald's: Let's make a McWhopper
This probably isn't what the United Nations had in mind when it established the International Day of Peace: Burger King is asking McDonald's to join forces to create a "McWhopper."