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Local Texts between girl, MPHS shooter Fryberg released (New) 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 Seattle educators vote to strike if no agreement reached Seattle educators vote to strike if no agreement reached
Seattle educators voted Thursday night to go on a strike Wednesday if a tentative contract agreement hasn't been reached between the union and the school district before then.

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Local (New) 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 Seattle educators vote to strike if no agreement reached
Seattle educators voted Thursday night to go on a strike Wednesday if a tentative contract agreement hasn't been reached between the union and the school district before then.
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.
Local New indictment adds charges against state auditor Kelley
A federal grand jury has returned a new indictment against Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley, adding charges of money laundering and tax evasion to the long list of charges he already faces.

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Local Oregon judge refusing to perform same-sex marriage
Judge Vance D. Day is under investigation by the Oregon Commission on Judicial Fitness and Disability because he won’t perform the marriages, his spokesman Patrick Korten confirmed to KATU.

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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 Seahawks vs. Raiders: 5 things to look for
The Seahawks close out their preseason tonight against the Raiders. The starters had their dress rehearsal Saturday night against San Diego, so expect to see little if any action from the frontline players who will start one week from Sunday in the regular season opener against the Rams. Tonight the field at CenturyLink will be a showcase for players trying to earn a spot on the 53 man rosters for both teams. Final cuts for the Seahawks and all NFL teams are this weekend, 22 players will be let go.

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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 UW Prof: 'Godzilla' El Nino to vanquish warm 'blob' of ocean waters UW Prof: 'Godzilla' El Nino to vanquish warm 'blob' of ocean waters
Two weather entities have been battling it out for media attention of late: The warm 'blob' of water in the Pacific Ocean largely blamed for our year-plus long of warmer temperatures in the Northwest, and a budding El Niño of super strength that has been given a variety of monikers, from "Bruce Lee" El Niño to "Godzilla" El Niño.

But University of Washington Atmospheric Sciences professor (and fellow weather blogger) Cliff Mass says only one can survive, and the two will engage in a meteorological battle that will rival those found on late night monster movies.

Who will win? Mass reveals who he'd put his money on:

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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.

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Business Average US rate on 30-year mortgage rises to 3.89 percent
Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose this week after a sharp drop the previous week, as global markets continued to whipsaw amid economic disruption in China and uncertainty over Federal Reserve interest-rate policy.
Business US trade deficit drops to $41.9 billion in July
The U.S. trade deficit fell in July to the lowest level in five months as exports posted a small gain while imports declined, reflecting a big drop in shipments of consumer goods such as cell phones.

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