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Local Idea for 3rd bridge over Columbia River revealed
A concept for a proposed third bridge over the Columbia River in Clark County has been revealed, adding another element to a protracted debate on how to ease congestion between these parts of Washington and Oregon.
Local Washington state stands alone on US education law
Education Secretary Arne Duncan's plan to give schools a break from student-testing mandates in the federal No Child Left Behind law appears to be working in 42 states and the District of Columbia.
Local Boeing CEO sorry for 'cowering' workers remark
Boeing Co. CEO Jim McNerney apologized Friday for saying the aerospace giant's employees were "cowering" during his tenure, a comment one union official called "a new low" in the company's relationship with workers.

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YouNews It's no gamble, step back in time. It's no gamble, step back in time.
It's no gamble, step back in time. This small town, just before you hit the Hood Canal floating bridge is the perfect place to let the bumper riders go around you.

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Local Group trying to relocate osprey nest
The lights at a Poulsbo park must have seemed like a good nesting spot for a pair of ospreys. The pond nearby is stocked with plenty of fish. But those lights could ignite their nest and kill the pair and their offspring.

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National & World Fast food workers vow civil disobedience
Comparing their campaign to the civil rights movement, fast food workers from across the country voted Saturday to escalate their efforts for $15-an-hour pay and union membership by using nonviolent civil disobedience.

Sports

Sports Seahawks' Kearse has gone from undrafted to lock
Jermaine Kearse sat quietly at the podium for 15 minutes while to his left sat Kobe Bryant and Richard Sherman, and on his right, was Grammy winning hip-hop artist Macklemore all answering questions.
Sports Italy's Vincenzo Nibali wins Tour de France
Vincenzo Nibali put his lungs and legs to work one last time, marching up to the winner's podium of the Tour de France and sighing deeply before the Italian anthem echoed over the Champs-Elysees.
Sports UK officials want Russia stripped of World Cup
Britain's Deputy Prime Minister wants Russia stripped of the right to host the 2018 World Cup to punish President Vladimir Putin for "belligerent behavior" in the Ukraine crisis.

Seattle Refined

Seattle Refined - Life is Different Here C. Lowe by S&G launches in Seattle this weekend (Photo Gallery)
Catherine Lowe (née Giudici) of Bachelor fame is back in her hometown to launch her new C.Lowe by S&G paper-based line which includes Lowe Notes, notepads, placemats and tops. She, husband Sean and Scarlet & Gold owner Megan Smalley will be at Fred Wildlife Refuge tomorrow night for the launch party.

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Technology FX says overnight ratings becoming meaningless FX says overnight ratings becoming meaningless
It's a rite nearly as old as television: the morning after a new show premieres, network executives wait impatiently for the Nielsen company's estimate of how many people watched, and rush to report the first sign of a hit.
Healthworks American doctor in Africa gets treatment for Ebola American doctor in Africa gets treatment for Ebola
An American doctor infected with the deadly Ebola disease received intensive treatment Sunday in West Africa and was in stable condition, talking to his medical team and working on his computer, a spokeswoman for an aid group said.

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Weather By the numbers: Wednesday's record rainfall By the numbers: Wednesday's record rainfall (Video)
After the first three weeks of July began generally sunny and warm-to-hot, things changed in a hurry on July 23rd as a potent storm rolled through Western Washington, bringing a record amount of rainfall to the Puget Sound region.

Here are some of the statistics from the storm:

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Technology

Technology Get paid for posts? Social networking's new twist
Facebook and most other social networks are built on the premise that just about everything should be shared -except the money those posts produce. At least two services are trying to change that.
Technology Verizon launches rewards program with tracking
Verizon Wireless is launching a nationwide loyalty program this week for its 100-million-plus subscribers. There's a twist, though: To earn points for every dollar spent, subscribers must consent to have their movements tracked.
Technology Amazon rolls out 'Netflix-for-books' style service
Amazon is rolling out a new subscription service that will allow unlimited access to thousands of electronic books and audiobooks for $9.99 a month in the online giant's latest effort to attract more users.

Business

Business Fast food workers prepare to escalate wage demands
Fast food workers say they're prepared to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation, starting with a national convention in suburban Chicago where more than 1,000 workers are expected to discuss the future of the effort that has spread to dozens of cities in less than two years.

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Offbeat Vandalism with a (cinnamon) twist? (Video)
It's vandalsim with a twist. In this case maybe a cinnamon twist. Somebody's been pelting cars and smearing windows with sticky pastries in Hillsboro.