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Local Girl dies in Oregon after sand hole caves in on her Girl dies in Oregon after sand hole caves in on her
A 9-year-old girl who was pulled from the sand after walls of a deep hole dug into the beach collapsed has died, according to the North Lincoln Fire & Rescue District.

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Local Girl dies in Oregon after sand hole caves in on her
A 9-year-old girl who was pulled from the sand after walls of a deep hole dug into the beach collapsed has died, according to the North Lincoln Fire & Rescue District.
Local Washington schools move toward national standards
Despite opposition from Washington teachers and their union about new national education standards and the tests that will judge how they are being taught, the state is plowing ahead with its plans to embrace Common Core.

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YouNews It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a bird! It's a plane!
I was enjoying the beauty of the patchy artwork of the clouds this evening around 7:30 and watching boats cruise by on Lake Washington. Suddenly I noticed a sea plane up in the clouds and a goose in mid air. I was holding my camera and I clicked.

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Local University District hit with rash of burglaries (Video)
Seattle Police and University of Washington police are trying to catch the burglar or burglars who've broken into at least eight homes just north of the university's campus since early August.

Around the World

National & World Judge finds Texas abortion rules unconstitutional Judge finds Texas abortion rules unconstitutional
Tough new Texas abortion restrictions are on hold after a federal judge found Republican-led efforts to hold abortion clinics to hospital-level operating standards unconstitutional in a ruling that spares more than a dozen clinics from imminent closure.
National & World Iran president calls US sanctions an 'invasion'
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called Western sanctions an "invasion" Saturday after Washington imposed new penalties over the country's contested nuclear program, though he promised negotiations with world powers would go on.

Sports

Sports Seahawks waive Terrelle Pryor Seahawks waive Terrelle Pryor
The Seattle Seahawks began trimming their roster on Friday to get to the NFL-mandated limit of 53 players by waiving quarterback Terrelle Pryor, per multiple reports.
Sports Stewart returns to racing but questions remain (Photo Gallery)
Will he face criminal charges for running over a fellow driver at a sprint-car race in upstate New York? Will the brash racer they call "Smoke" regain the edge that made him a NASCAR superstar, even after conceding he'll be affected the rest of his life by the death of Kevin Ward Jr.?
Sports Felix gives up 4 homers, Nationals top Mariners 8-3
Anthony Rendon hit one of Washington's four homers off Felix Hernandez, and the Nationals showed off their power in an 8-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Friday night that snapped a three-game losing streak.

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Seattle Refined - Life is Different Here 10 items that sum up Seattle décor (Photo Gallery)
MyHabit, the online designer sale site, has been going around the country this summer showcasing certain cities with unique vibes. Our Emerald City is last on their list after Portsmouth, Nashville, Dallas and Palm Springs. Take a look at the 10 products they think sum up the quirky style of our city, and see if you agree!

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Consumer Tips on exercising with your dog (New) Tips on exercising with your dog
One of the great things about having a dog is that you two can exercise together – whether that's walking, jogging or doing agility training.

"I like any exercise program that gets the person and the pet moving simultaneously,” said Dr.
Healthworks Tax forms could pose challenge for HealthCare.gov Tax forms could pose challenge for HealthCare.gov
If you got health coverage through President Barack Obama's law this year, you'll need a new form from your insurance exchange before you can file your tax return next spring.
Technology Ecuador heralds digital currency plans Ecuador heralds digital currency plans
Ecuador is planning to create the world's first government-issued digital currency, which some analysts believe could be a first step toward abandoning the country's existing currency, the U.S. dollar, which the government cannot control.
Consumer High-fee college bank cards High-fee college bank cards (Video)
As college students head off to school, they have to figure out how to set up their banking and receive their financial aid. Campus-sponsored bank accounts and prepaid cards may seem an easy and convenient choice. They often also serve as student IDs.

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Entertainment Chelsea Clinton quits as NBC News reporter
Chelsea Clinton said Friday she is quitting her job as a reporter at NBC News, citing increased work at the Clinton Foundation and imminent birth of her first child.

Technology

Technology Nintendo launching 'amiibo' with 12 characters
Nintendo announced Friday that 12 characters will initially be part of its upcoming toy-game franchise set for release later this year. In addition to the "Pokemon" and "Legend of Zelda" leading men, the starting line-up will include Mario, Princess Peach, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, Samus Aran, Kirby, Fox McCloud, Marth, the "Wii Fit" Trainer and the Villager from "Animal Crossing."
Technology Visual search to shop: gimmick or game changing?
Imagine using your phone to snap a photo of the cool pair of sunglasses your friend is wearing and instantly receiving a slew of information about the shades along with a link to order them.

Business

Business Time to ditch rising stocks, or stick with them?
The market has nearly tripled in a little over five years, and the Standard & Poor's 500 index closed above 2,000 for the first time on Tuesday. With each record, the temptation grows to take your winnings and flee.
Business Stock market edges higher in afternoon trading
U.S. financial markets inched higher in light trading Friday afternoon, recouping small losses from earlier in the day. Investors weighed reports that gave a mixed picture of the U.S. economy and better-than-expected company earnings
Business Japan stocks lead Asian declines after weak data
Tokyo stocks led declines in most Asian markets on Friday after Japanese economic data showed that the region's second biggest economy is struggling to recover from a sales tax hike.

Offbeat

Offbeat 2 California counties ask to form separate state
Representatives of two counties in far Northern California petitioned state officials Thursday for the right to form a 51st state called Jefferson, formally asking state lawmakers to vote on their proposal.
Offbeat Laid-back Colo. burg to become Bud Lite's 'Whatever' town
Some people in normally laid back Crested Butte are not up for "Whatever" - a secretive Bud Lite plan to paint their mountain town blue and turn it into a fantasy town for an online and television ad campaign.
Offbeat Soggy start: Burning Man crews stuck at Wal-Mart (Photo Gallery)
Ah, Burning Man, the annual weeklong rave that draws thousands of free-thinkers to a remote spot in the Nevada desert. It's a festival so remote and bizarre that the only limit to free expression is imagination ... except when it rains.