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Local Western State Hospital under fire again Western State Hospital under fire again(Video)
Fearing for their safety and the safety of patients two former Western State Hospital nurses are suing the Department of Social and Health Services, pleading for change. They believe a pattern of harassment and retaliation at the mental hospital is so bad it's led to the death of one patient and has left the staff at risk. Those nurses now demand an outside investigation.

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Local Western State Hospital under fire again(Video)
Fearing for their safety and the safety of patients two former Western State Hospital nurses are suing the Department of Social and Health Services, pleading for change. They believe a pattern of harassment and retaliation at the mental hospital is so bad it's led to the death of one patient and has left the staff at risk. Those nurses now demand an outside investigation.

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Local Police say Spokane Valley boy had been terrorized
A 12-year-old boy found in a Spokane Valley home raided by police reportedly had been hit, made to pick up dog feces with his bare hands and threatened with a chain saw.

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National & World Nevada rancher defends race remarks, loses supporters Nevada rancher defends race remarks, loses supporters
A Nevada rancher who became a conservative folk hero for standing up to the government in a fight over grazing rights lost some of his staunch defenders Thursday after wondering aloud whether blacks might have had it better under slavery.
National & World Everest climbing season in disarray after deaths
Nepal's attempts to salvage the Mount Everest climbing season took another hit Friday as more Sherpa mountain guides packed and left the base camp for their village homes a week after the deadliest disaster on the world's highest mountain.

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Sports Marcus Trufant retires as member of the Seahawks Marcus Trufant retires as member of the Seahawks(Video)
When it was clear Marcus Trufant's time with the Seattle Seahawks was over following the 2012 season, he was given a message by general manager John Schneider and coach Pete Carroll on his way out.
Sports Mariners send Franklin, Ramirez to minors
The Seattle Mariners have selected outfielder Cole Gillespie from Triple-A Tacoma and he will be in uniform for Friday's game against Texas.

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Consumer Snack food sabotage? Snack food sabotage?(Video)
There's a growing problem in our supermarkets - good food gone bad. We're not talking about wilted vegetables and rotten meat. These are once healthful foods that have been turned into something that's no longer so good for you.
Technology Amazon launches grocery service for Prime members Amazon launches grocery service for Prime members
Amazon is taking aim at grocery stores and discounters like Wal-Mart with a grocery service that lets its Prime loyalty club members fill up to a 45-pound box with groceries and get it shipped for a flat rate of $5.99.
Consumer Putting high chairs to the test Putting high chairs to the test
A recent study in Clinical Pediatrics reports an alarming number of children suffer injuries from high chair accidents.

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Technology U.S. proposes pay-for-priority Internet standards
The Federal Communications Commission is set to propose new Internet rules that would allow Internet service providers to charge content companies for faster delivery of their services over the so-called "last mile" connection to people's homes.
Technology Memory Lane: Traveling through time on Google maps(Photo Gallery)
Trips down memory lane are now available on Google's digital maps. The new twist on time travel is debuting Wednesday as part of the "Street View" feature in Google's maps, a navigational tool that attracts more than 1 billion visitors each month.

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Business Applications for U.S. unemployment aid jump to 329,000
The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits surged 24,000 to a seasonally adjusted 329,000 last week, though the gain likely reflected temporary layoffs in the week before Easter.
Business U.S. durable goods orders up 2.6 percent in March
Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods posted a solid gain for the second straight month in March. A key category that signals business investment plans increased at the fastest pace in four months.
Business GM profit sinks; CEO sees no recall hit to sales
The cost of recalling nearly 7 million cars and trucks sank General Motors' first-quarter profit, but the company's CEO said the much-publicized recalls have yet to cut into sales.

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Offbeat Ugliness is gorgeous at 'Beautiful Bulldog' event(Photo Gallery)
Lucey beat out 49 drooling competitors Monday to take this year's "Beautiful Bulldog" pageant, a tongue-in-cheek event designed to kick off the weeklong Drake Relays, an internationally renowned track and field meet in Des Moines.