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This pic was taken at Starry Hill Observatory by two high school students: Gwen Pederson and Brett Emery.

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Local Source: UCC gunman rants in manifesto that he had no girlfriend
The gunman who executed nine people at an Oregon community college before killing himself ranted in a manifesto he left behind about not having a girlfriend and said he thought everyone else was "crazy," a law enforcement official said Monday.

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National & World Top general in Afghanistan: US strike on hospital a mistake
U.S. forces attacked a hospital in northern Afghanistan last weekend, killing at least 22 people, despite "rigorous" U.S. military procedures designed to avoid such mistakes, the top commander of U.S. and allied forces in Afghanistan said Tuesday.


Sports Start of Fall classes presents new UW football challenge
Time management was difficult to master when I was in college. Balancing studies with social life and work continues to be a key issue for university students today, especially those immersed in big time collegiate athletics.

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Consumer Silver Alerts can help locate lost seniors Silver Alerts can help locate lost seniors
You know about Amber Alerts. They're used in child-abduction cases. Now there are Silver Alerts here in Washington. They’re designed to help find a missing senior – 60 and older – who could be in danger because of dementia or some physical condition.


Weather Watch: Northern Lights shimmer over Mt. Baker Watch: Northern Lights shimmer over Mt. Baker (Photo Gallery) (Video)
Once again, our clear early autumn skies have come at a great time -- this time to catch another show of the Northern Lights across the Pacific Northwest.

Meg McDonald of Wild Northwest Beauty Photography just spent several days hiking around Mt. Baker and had her cameras at the ready when this dazzling display of the aurora peeked out Saturday night.



Technology Twitter gives co-founder Jack Dorsey a 2nd chance as CEO
Twitter is embracing Jack Dorsey as its CEO in hopes that its once-spurned co-founder can hatch a plan to expand the short messaging service's audience and end nearly a decade of financial losses.
Technology VW, Audi offer online check if vehicle has trick software
Volkswagen and its Audi subsidiary said Friday that customers in Germany can now go to their websites to see if their vehicles are among those installed with software that the company says was used to manipulate U.S. emissions testing.


Business US trade deficit widens to $48.3 billion in August
The U.S. trade deficit jumped sharply in August as exports fell to the lowest level in nearly three years while imports increased, led by a surge in shipments of cellphones from China.