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Local Texts between girl, MPHS shooter Fryberg released 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.

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Local 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.

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YouNews The Twelfth Cat! The Twelfth Cat!
Here's the Twelfth Cat. The perfect companion to warm your lap during a game. He's deaf, so he's never startled by your yelling, he thinks he's a dog and he was born with Seahawks colors.

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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 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.

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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 US jobless rate falls to 7-year low; Fed move still unclear
The U.S. unemployment rate fell to a seven-year low in August as employers added a modest 173,000 jobs, a key piece of evidence for the Federal Reserve in deciding whether to raise interest rates from record lows later this month.
Business Central banks falling short of 2 pct. inflation target
The Federal Reserve and European Central Bank have been striving to generate a small dose of inflation — around 2 percent annually, just enough to spur more spending and income but not so much that prices surge out of control.

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