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Local Mayor: Seattle needs more tent cities
Mayor Ed Murray says there's been a recent spike in the number of illegal homeless encampments in Seattle, and he's wants additional "tent cities" approved to help address the issue.
Sports Russell Wilson: 'This is what you play in the NFL for'
This may be the longest week of the season to be a Seahawks fan. The showdown with the Cardinals has been looming all week, and by the time the game finally kicks off Sunday night in Arizona, the intensity surrounding this divisional game with so much on the line will be at a fever pitch.
Local Inslee criticized for ignoring school levy equity
When the Washington Supreme Court told the Legislature it needed to fix the way the state pays for public schools, it also ordered lawmakers to stop relying so much on local levy dollars to pay for basic education.

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YouNews Snow geese are back!!! Snow geese are back!!!
Going to Laconnor for lunch guess what we saw!!! It was fantastic! From Grace LaFountain- Oak Harbor, Wa.

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National & World California puzzles over safety of driverless cars
California's Department of Motor Vehicles will miss a year-end deadline to adopt new rules for cars of the future because regulators first have to figure out how they'll know whether "driverless" vehicles are safe.
National & World States trying to lure lawyers into rural practice
By landing a steady job in a hopping metropolis, Jake Fischer achieved the dream of many who finished law school during the Great Recession. Then, he left the big-city life and moved to a small South Dakota town, lured by a program that seeks to boost the number of rural attorneys.

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Sports Muhammad Ali hospitalized with pneumonia
Boxing great Muhammad Ali was hospitalized with a mild case of pneumonia that was caught early and should result in a short hospital stay, an Ali spokesman said Saturday night.
Sports No. 16 Washington tops No. 15 Oklahoma 69-67
Jernard Jarreau scored 12 points, and No. 16 Washington held on for a 69-67 victory over No. 15 Oklahoma on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Showcase.

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Home Watch: Woodland HS student hits 2 half-court shots in same game Watch: Woodland HS student hits 2 half-court shots in same game (Video)
What a game for Woodland High School senior guard Ryan Sturdivan, who hit not one, but two half court shots in the same game at Kelso, according to the school's YouTube page.

The second one won the game at the buzzer, the school said. He finished with 24 points to lead all scorers.

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Consumer What you should know about pet insurance What you should know about pet insurance
It is amazing what veterinarians can do today these days – it's really people medicine for pets. And like people medicine, the price tag for some of these procedures can be staggering. Maybe you should consider pet insurance?
Technology Sony saga blends foreign intrigue, star wattage Sony saga blends foreign intrigue, star wattage
The hackers who hit Sony Pictures Entertainment days before Thanksgiving crippled the network, stole gigabytes of data and spilled into public view unreleased films and reams of private and sometimes embarrassing executive emails.

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Weather High confidence warm autumn to continue as a warm winter High confidence warm autumn to continue as a warm winter
SEATTLE -- As December attempts to set the record for warmest one in at least the 69 years at Sea-Tac and perhaps the warmest even counting the Federal Building back to 1890, the news as we turn the page to official winter is not good for skiers.

The 90-day long range seasonal models for January through March have come out from NOAA and the news is more of the same, if not even a little worse than before: A very high confidence that the winter season will end up warmer than normal in the Pacific Northwest.
Weather Family speaks of how surreal hailstorm destroyed home in 12 minutes Family speaks of how surreal hailstorm destroyed home in 12 minutes (Photo Gallery)
On June 3, 2014, a storm featuring 50-80+ mph winds and tennis ball-to-softball-size hail sandblasted a tiny town in eastern Nebraska, leaving homes in tatters. Lois Krohn was home when the ferocious storm hit and now more than six months after the storm, shares her story of being in the middle of Mother Nature's wrath.

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Technology Security flaws allow global cellular eavesdropping
Security flaws in a system used by cellphone carriers around the world could open the door to wide-ranging surveillance of mobile phone traffic, according to a German researcher who discovered the problem.
Technology Constantly changing online prices stump shoppers
Online shopping has become as volatile as stock market trading. Wild, minute-by-minute price swings on everything from clothes to TVs have made it difficult for holiday shoppers to "buy low."
Technology BlackBerry launches Classic in last-ditch effort
BlackBerry is returning to its roots with a new phone that features a traditional keyboard at a time when rival Apple and Android phones - and most smartphone customers - have embraced touch screens.

Business

Business Sony hack adds to security pressure on companies
Faced with rising cybercrime like the attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment, companies worldwide are under pressure to tighten security but are hampered by cost and, for some, reluctance to believe they are in danger.
Business Sides 'far apart' in West Coast port negotiations
While West Coast seaports struggle to keep up with billions of dollars of cargo, dockworkers and their employers apparently aren't close to a new contract nearly six months after their old deal expired.

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