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Local Here it comes: Cold, wind, possible snow take aim at W. Wash. (New) Here it comes: Cold, wind, possible snow take aim at W. Wash.
The National Weather Service is warning of much colder conditions that are expected to spread into Western Washington through Saturday, including the possibility of lowland snow in some spots and bitter wind chill readings in Whatcom, Skagit and San Juan counties.
Sports Sherman's big night leads Seahawks past 49ers again Sherman's big night leads Seahawks past 49ers again (Photo Gallery)
Richard Sherman set up the only touchdown with another key defensive play in this heated rivalry, then made a second interception with the 49ers driving late, and the Seattle Seahawks ended a five-game losing streak on San Francisco's home field with a 19-3 win Thursday night.

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Local (New) Here it comes: Cold, wind, possible snow take aim at W. Wash.
The National Weather Service is warning of much colder conditions that are expected to spread into Western Washington through Saturday, including the possibility of lowland snow in some spots and bitter wind chill readings in Whatcom, Skagit and San Juan counties.
Sports Sherman's big night leads Seahawks past 49ers again (Photo Gallery)
Richard Sherman set up the only touchdown with another key defensive play in this heated rivalry, then made a second interception with the 49ers driving late, and the Seattle Seahawks ended a five-game losing streak on San Francisco's home field with a 19-3 win Thursday night.

Entertainment

Entertainment Cosby testimony describes accuser's spiked story Cosby testimony describes accuser's spiked story
Bill Cosby testified under oath in 2005 that he gave the National Enquirer an exclusive interview about looming sexual-assault accusations by a Canadian woman against him in exchange for the tabloid spiking a second accuser's story.

Offbeat

Offbeat Heirloom ring flushed; sewer workers retrieve it Heirloom ring flushed; sewer workers retrieve it
Pat Hanson of Central Point says she's lost about 10 pounds recently, an aftereffect of a fall, and noticed in church earlier this month that her mother's wedding ring was loose on her finger.

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YouNews The Great Wheel The Great Wheel
Spent Thanksgiving with family and friends at Fisherman's on Pier 57.

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Local Inslee promotes electric cars to tackle pollution
Looking for ways to boost the use of clean-fuel cars in Washington state, Gov. Jay Inslee wants to extend a sales tax break for electric vehicles and explore giving them access to car pool lanes.
Local Oregon police dog fired for poor performance
A 2-year-old Belgian Malinois was supposed to be the ninth member of the police force in the Oregon coastal town of Cannon Beach, but "Cash" just didn't have what it takes.

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Sports Against odds, Chicago school aims for championship Against odds, Chicago school aims for championship
Unlike some resource-rich powerhouses that typically vie for Illinois' high school football championships, the Phillips Academy Wildcats must lug their helmets and pads nearly a mile to a South Side Chicago city park to practice. They have no field of their own.
Sports Huskies' quirky DT Shelton ready for finale
Washington's Danny Shelton can sometimes be the biggest, meanest, most intimidating presence on the field. His ability to cause havoc as a defensive tackle is why many are expecting the senior to get picked early in the NFL draft.
Sports 'Change of plans' pushes UW's Richey in senior season
Spencer Richey had a plan. It was the start of the 2013 season and the senior had the next year of his life mapped out. From his living situation to school and a potential future in the MLS, the goalkeeper knew exactly where he was and what came next.

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Seattle Refined - Life is Different Here Photos: Nordstrom's holiday transformation (Photo Gallery)
There are several stages to the holiday season in Seattle. Stage 1 = Starbucks gets its red cups. Stage 2 = lights go up downtown. Stage 3 = Nordstrom transforms into it's fantastical holiday equivalent. We snuck behind the scenes to check out the elves hard at work in the downtown store last night.

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Home Obama urges calm after Ferguson decision Obama urges calm after Ferguson decision (Photo Gallery)
President Barack Obama appealed for calm and understanding in Ferguson on Monday after a grand jury decided not to indict in the death of Michael Brown, pleading with both residents and police officers to show restraint.

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Weather Front slices Puget Sound region into two distinct temperature camps Front slices Puget Sound region into two distinct temperature camps
There's the ever popular "don't like the weather, just wait 20 minutes" but in Western Washington, the adage should be "just drive 20 miles... or less."

A distinct warm front sat right over the North Sound Tuesday evening, bring a stark difference in temperature that if you were to drive from Seattle to Everett on I-5 , you'll have wondered if you entered some sort of meteorological portal around Shoreline.

Entertainment

Entertainment Ex-CBC host charged with sexual assault in Canada
Former Canadian Broadcasting Corp. radio host Jian Ghomesi must live with his mother while sexual assault charges against him are heard in a case that has rocked the country's vaunted public broadcaster.

Technology

Technology Automakers aim to drive away car computer hackers
The U.S. military, along with the auto industry, is scrambling to fortify the cyber defenses of commercially available cars before criminals and even terrorists penetrate them.
Technology Do you need to break the bank to get a good phone?
It might seem as though everyone has an iPhone or Galaxy smartphone. But many customers are eschewing the best cameras and screens - and their top-end price tags - and choosing models that can get the job done at less than a third of the cost.
Technology Does bad behavior really hurt business?
Silicon Valley seems to have more than its share of companies behaving badly. Among up-and-comers in the tech world, privacy abuses and executive gaffes have become viral sensations. But is all that bad behavior actually bad for business?
Technology Amusement parks challenged by high-tech home entertainment
Your local fun zone, amusement center and theme park is facing an existential challenge these days. They need to lure you, the American guest, off your sofa with your high resolution, interactive video games and into their world of fun - real life fun.

Business

Business U.S. orders for durable goods up 0.4 percent
Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods rose in October, but a key category that tracks business investment plans declined sharply for a second straight month.

Offbeat

Offbeat Kohler introduces odor-eating toilet seat
The battery-operated seat includes a fan that sucks in air, pushing it through an odor-eating carbon filter and over an optional scent pack. Product manager Jerry Bougher says the idea is to attack smells "where the action is."