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Local Millions expected in pot taxes through 2019
Economic forecasters are predicting that the state's legal recreational marijuana market is expected to bring in about $636 million to state coffers through the middle of 2019.

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Offbeat Can stuffing pork up your nose cure nosebleeds? Can stuffing pork up your nose cure nosebleeds?
Scientists who found that sticking cured pork up your nose can stop an uncontrollable nosebleed and owning a cat can be hazardous to your mental health are among this year's winners of the Ig Nobel prize.

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Local & Regional

Local Crash sends truck dangling over Oregon bridge rail
Authorities say a driver has been cited after a truck hauling lumber products crashed at an Umpqua River bridge in southern Oregon, leaving the truck trailer hanging over the bridge railing above the waterway.
Local 72-year-old Richland man dies in fall off cliff
Authorities say a 72-year-old Richland man on a mountain bike ride has died after falling 200 feet from a cliff along the Tieton River about 35 miles west of Yakima.

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National & World Vets working to save leg of dog hit by stolen van
Veterinarians on Thursday were trying to save the leg of a fluffy white dog named Gordo who was run down by a stolen van during a wild police chase that was captured live by television helicopters.

Sports

Sports Morrison's HR in 9th puts Mariners past Angels 3-1 Morrison's HR in 9th puts Mariners past Angels 3-1
Logan Morrison hit a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning that broke a scoreless tie, and the Seattle Mariners boosted their wild-card hopes with a 3-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday night.
Sports Police: Cardinals RB Dwyer head-butted wife
Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer head-butted his wife and broke her nose after she refused his sexual advances, and punched her in the face the next day, police said Thursday.
Sports Mariners stumble again, lose 5-0 to the Angels
C.J. Wilson pitched seven dominant innings of one-hit ball, C.J. Cron hit a three-run homer and the Los Angeles Angels moved to the brink of the AL West title with a 5-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday night.

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Consumer Paper receipts tainted with toxin? Paper receipts tainted with toxin? (Video)
Cash register receipts, ATM receipts, the receipts the gas pump spits out, and even baggage claim checks-if they're printed on thermal paper, they probably contain bisphenol A, known as BPA. It's a chemical that raises safety concerns because it's linked to an increased risk of breast cancer, prostate cancer, cardiovascular disease, and reproductive abnormalities.

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Weather Just how hot would a warm Seattle autumn and winter be? Just how hot would a warm Seattle autumn and winter be?
We've all heard how it's been such a hot summer. And you've likely been reading about how the Pacific Northwest is expected to maintain a warmer than normal autumn and winter.

UW Atmospheric Sciences professor Cliff Mass just did an excellent blog post showing why we're expected to be so warm. In a nutshell, Mass says a persistent ridge of high pressure last fall that kept the storms away also keep the ocean from churning very much, which is needed to mix in some cooler water from the depths of the ocean.

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Technology

Technology Drag queens dress down Facebook over names
San Francisco drag queens are sparring with Facebook over its policy requiring people to use their real names, rather than drag names such as Pollo Del Mar and Heklina.
Technology Self-driving cars now need a permit in California
Computer-driven cars have been testing their skills on California roads for more than four years — but until now, the Department of Motor Vehicles wasn't sure just how many were rolling around.

Business

Business JetBlue's CEO will step down early next year
JetBlue Airways Corp. CEO Dave Barger will step down in February and be replaced by the company's president, ending months of speculation about leadership at the airline, which is profitable but has lagged its rivals.
Business Volatile apartment sector reduces US home building
U.S. home construction plunged in August, led by steep decline in the volatile apartment category. But single-family house construction, a larger and more stable portion of the market, fell only modestly.
Business Applications for US jobless benefits fall sharply
The number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits dropped by a sharp 36,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 280,000, a sign that the job market is strengthening.

Offbeat

Offbeat Scientists' colossal squid exam a kraken good show (Photo Gallery)
It was a calm morning in Antarctica's remote Ross Sea, during the season when the sun never sets, when Capt. John Bennett and his crew hauled up a creature with tentacles like fire hoses and eyes like dinner plates from a mile below the surface.