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Local Human remains on Mount Rainier believed to missing hiker
Human remains found over the weekend inside Mount Rainier National Park are believed to be those of a missing 64-year-old hiker who vanished without a trace last summer while walking the Wonderland Trail.



Offbeat Cat found alive aboard sunken boat Cat found alive aboard sunken boat
A trapped, hungry, wet and scared cat is now safe after it was found tucked away in a boat that had sank to the bottom of Lake Havasu.

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YouNews Up! Up! And away! Up! Up! And away!
When I saw this dramatic cloud to the north, it reminded me of smoke, rising in billows until it hits the jet stream, then it's pulled hundreds of miles east. I had to capture it quickly. Within minutes the effect had faded.

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Local Some man-made rock dams being removed from area rivers (Video)
Man-made rock dams are showing up in local rivers. Officers with the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife say the dams, which are created by swimmers, are putting fish populations at risk and could potentially have deadly consequences.

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Sports Godley, Peralta lead Diamondbacks past Mariners, 8-4 Godley, Peralta lead Diamondbacks past Mariners, 8-4
Rookie right-hander Zack Godley pitched six strong innings in his second career start, David Peralta had three hits and two RBIs, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Seattle Mariners 8-4 on Tuesday night for their fourth consecutive victory.
Sports Contracts hanging over Seahawks more than Super Bowl loss
The events of the closing seconds in the Super Bowl became a secondary story line for the Seahawks this offseason, replaced by the ongoing questions about quarterback Russell Wilson's long-term future in Seattle.
Sports Huskies' Chris Petersen not looking forward to Boise return
It'll be the most awkward and odd reunion of Petersen's career, and equally a huge moment for the program he helped build in Boise, which is getting a fourth Pac-12 Conference team to play on the famous blue turf.

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Technology Motorola refreshes Android phones, offers better cameras Motorola refreshes Android phones, offers better cameras
Motorola is refreshing its Android smartphones with better cameras and other improvements as it seeks to lure customers who want lower-cost alternatives to leading smartphones from Apple and Samsung.
Consumer Consumers test devices that promise to block robocalls Consumers test devices that promise to block robocalls
Robocalls are a nuisance. Even the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission has said, "Telephone companies can and in fact should offer consumers robocall-blocking tools." But Consumer Reports knows that many people don't want to wait, so it asked volunteers to try out four devices that are supposed to limit the number of robocalls that get through.
Local Microsoft launches Windows 10: Here's what that means Microsoft launches Windows 10: Here's what that means
Microsoft's new Windows 10 operating system debuts Wednesday, as the longtime leader in PC software struggles to carve out a new role in a world where people increasingly rely on smartphones, tablets and information stored online.


Weather Seattle was oh-so-close to having an officially wet July Seattle was oh-so-close to having an officially wet July
The skies opened up, the rains poured down, and Seattle obliterated a record for wettest July 26th on record with nearly an inch of rain in a few hours!

Were you actually in Seattle Sunday and are wondering, "what's Scott typing about? It rained for a few minutes, but record?!?" you're not alone.



Technology Software turns smartphones into tools for medical research
Jody Kearns doesn't like to spend time obsessing about her Parkinson's disease. The 56-year-old dietitian from Syracuse, New York, had to give up bicycling because the disorder affected her balance. But she still works, drives and tries to live a normal life.
Technology Could Twitter stop the next terrorist attack?
Social media giants including Twitter, Yahoo, Facebook and Google are pushing back against Senate legislation that would require them to alert federal authorities of any terrorist activity, according to industry and government officials.
Technology Rhapsody tops 3 million paying music subscribers globally
Rhapsody International, the operator of the Rhapsody and Napster streaming music services, says it has surpassed 3 million paying subscribers globally as more consumers realize the benefits of offline listening.