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Local Oregon, Alaska now ground zero in legal marijuana fight (New) Oregon, Alaska now ground zero in legal marijuana fight
From slick video ads online to scrawled chalk messages on college campus sidewalks, intense get-out-the-vote drives are mobilizing in Oregon and Alaska to legalize retail sales of marijuana to anyone old enough to drink.

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Local (New) Oregon, Alaska now ground zero in legal marijuana fight
From slick video ads online to scrawled chalk messages on college campus sidewalks, intense get-out-the-vote drives are mobilizing in Oregon and Alaska to legalize retail sales of marijuana to anyone old enough to drink.
Local Starbucks to baristas: Don't put a ring on it (Video)
Seattle-based Starbucks is telling baristas and other retail employees to refrain from wearing almost all jewelry, including engagement rings, while at work. The coffee giant says it is adhering to federal food safety guidelines, as it amps up food offerings at thousands of stores over the next five years.

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Offbeat Boy or girl? Family with 12 sons awaits baby 13 Boy or girl? Family with 12 sons awaits baby 13
A western Michigan couple with 12 sons is expecting baby No. 13, and even though they're sticking to their tradition of not finding out in advance whether they're having a boy or girl, they said they'd be shocked if their streak is broken.

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Local Police: Women chase down Seattle groping suspect
Two weeks after a Seattle woman's cellphone photo led to a charge against a man accused of groping her, police say a group of women helped chase down a man accused of groping multiple women in downtown Seattle.
Local Judges hold state in contempt for jail waitlists
Washington judges have begun holding the state's health services agency in contempt and are ordering sanctions for each day the state fails to provide competency evaluations and treatment for mentally ill people held in county jails.

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Sports

Sports Bumgarner, Giants beat KC 3-2 in Series Game 7 Bumgarner, Giants beat KC 3-2 in Series Game 7
Madison Bumgarner pitched five innings of near-perfect relief and the San Francisco Giants held off the Kansas City Royals 3-2 Wednesday night in Game 7 of the World Series for their third championship in five seasons.
Sports Seahawks expected to start Coyle at LB
Undrafted rookie Brock Coyle is expected to start at middle linebacker for the Seattle Seahawks this week against Oakland.

Seattle Refined

Seattle Refined - Life is Different Here This Halloween, eat all the BRAAAAAAINSSSSS!
Put the warhammer down, not everyone who eats brains stepped straight out of World War Z. This week might be Halloween, but there are a few Seattle restaurateurs who know that, year-round, eating brains is far more treat than trick. Instead of running screaming from the zombies, just think of them as dinner inspiration.

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Home Hawaii hit by winds, rain as Ana veers west Hawaii hit by winds, rain as Ana veers west (Video)
Hurricane Ana was on course Saturday to miss Hawaii by more than a hundred miles but was generating high waves, strong winds and heavy rains that prompted flash-flood warnings throughout the islands.

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Consumer Catch Caddy: Does it work? Catch Caddy: Does it work? (Video)
Promoters of the Catch Caddy tout an ultra-flexible, one-size-fits-all design that fits between the front seats and console of most cars. It resembles a large, open, plastic envelope-style clutch bag without the flap.

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Weather Flight taking longer than normal? Blame Mother Nature Flight taking longer than normal? Blame Mother Nature
I just got back from a recent trip to Denver last week and it amazed me that my flight down there was about 35 minutes shorter than the flight coming home.

The pilot on the return trip had mentioned we were running into over 100 mph head winds on the way home and it got me to thinking: You know, you can look these things up ahead of time and get a general idea if your flight is destined to zoom to your destination like a Ferrari, or putter along like 4 cylinder compact.

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Technology

Technology Now in aisle 3 at Lowe's: robots
The robots are coming. Lowe's is testing whether new bots on wheels can improve its customer service, like helping a shopper find a match for something as simple as a nail.
Technology Apple CEO Tim Cook says Apple Pay a success
Apple CEO Tim Cook said Apple's new mobile payment system had over 1 million activations in the first three days after it became available, and is now more widely used than any competing payment system.

Business

Business Small business divided over minimum wage votes
Some small business owners say raising the minimum wage will pressure their companies, forcing them to cut employees' hours or jobs. Others say it's the right thing to do for workers and the economy.
Business Fed keeps rate at record low, ends bond buying
The Federal Reserve plans to keep a key interest rate at a record low to support a U.S. job market that's improving but still isn't fully healthy and help lift inflation from unusually low levels.
Business Amazon opens 3 logistics centers in Poland
Ahead of Christmas, popular U.S. online retailer Amazon has opened three logistics centers in western Poland, completing a network that covers the European market.

Offbeat

Offbeat Ha-ha! Finland comic win's world's funniest competition
The winner of the Funniest Person in the World competition is a brown-haired, slightly rotund stand-up comic from Finland who boasts he has hit on the perfect solution to the planet's international monetary woes.