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Local Gov. Jay Inslee to sign new two-year state budget
Gov. Jay Inslee was expected to sign Tuesday a $38.2 billion two-year state operating budget that cuts tuition for college students and puts more money toward the state's K-12 education system.

Entertainment

Entertainment Katy Perry caught in property dispute between nuns, archdiocese Katy Perry caught in property dispute between nuns, archdiocese
Katy Perry is caught in a property dispute between a group of elderly nuns and the Los Angeles Archdiocese over who owns a hilltop convent overlooking Hollywood. The singer is named in a recent lawsuit over the scenic property in the Los Feliz neighborhood.

Offbeat

Offbeat Legal fight centers on recipes of 'M-A-S-H' hot dog eatery Legal fight centers on recipes of 'M-A-S-H' hot dog eatery
Ownership of secret recipes and ingredients from an Ohio restaurant made famous on the TV series "M-A-S-H" is at the center of a legal dispute between a grandson of the original owner and the current ownership group.
Offbeat Privately owned Texas town drops 'Bikinis' name Privately owned Texas town drops 'Bikinis' name
Bikinis, Texas, is no more. The privately owned town in rural Gillespie County has reverted to Bankersmith, the name it had before it was bought by an Austin restaurateur whose chain requires waitresses to wear bikinis.

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Local & Regional

Local Girl Scouts refuse $100,000 anti-transgender donation
The Girl Scouts of Western Washington said it has returned a $100,000 donation because it came with the provision that the money couldn't be used to support transgender girls.

Around the World

National & World Greece's bailout expires, country defaults on IMF payment Greece's bailout expires, country defaults on IMF payment
Greece slipped deeper into its financial abyss after the bailout program it has relied on for five years expired at midnight Tuesday and the country failed to repay a loan due to the International Monetary Fund, deepening fears over whether it will be able to remain in the eurozone.

Sports

Sports M's rookie Montgomery 1-hits Padres for 2nd straight shutout M's rookie Montgomery 1-hits Padres for 2nd straight shutout
Rookie left-hander Mike Montgomery took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning and finished with a one-hitter for his second straight shutout as the Seattle Mariners beat the San Diego Padres 5-0 Tuesday night.
Sports Bird, rookies lead Storm past Shock 74-69
Sue Bird scored 17 points and rookies Jewell Loyd and Ramu Tokashiki combined for 25, including seven in the last three minutes as the Seattle Storm ended a five-game losing streak with a 74-69 win over the Tulsa Shock on Tuesday night.
Sports US heads to World Cup final with 2-0 win over Germany
Carli Lloyd buried a penalty kick, Hope Solo got another shutout and the United States beat top-ranked Germany 2-0 on Tuesday night to advance to the title match at the Women's World Cup.
Sports US-Germany semifinal features world's top goalkeepers
The Women's World Cup semifinal clash between top-ranked Germany and the second-ranked United States will feature two of the best goalkeepers in the game: Nadine Angerer and Hope Solo.

Seattle Refined

Seattle Refined - Life is Different Here Patriotic must-haves for your 4th of July party (Photo Gallery)
Three cheers for the red, white and blue! The 4th of July is the perfect holiday for getting together with friends and family and celebrating our great nation. Here are some fun and festive ideas that will add some serious sparkle to your patriotic party. Best of all, these items are all created by northwest companies.

Top Video

Home Watch: University Link light rail train testing Watch: University Link light rail train testing
University Link light rail train testing from Sound Transit Video on Vimeo.

A light rail train makes a test run from Capitol Hill Station to the University of Washington Station as part of the first phase of train testing for the University Link light rail extension from downtown Seattle to UW.

Your Life, Your Style

Consumer Does sunblock clothing work? Does sunblock clothing work? (Video)
Skin cancer is among the most common of all cancers. Sun exposure is a primary cause. Covering up when you're outside can be a critical step in prevention.

Extras

Weather 113 in Walla Walla? Historical E. Washington heat wave shatters records 113 in Walla Walla? Historical E. Washington heat wave shatters records
Sunday was one of those classic summer days in the Desert Southwest. The high temperature in Phoenix was 110 degrees -- four degrees above a normal day on June 28, so Sunday was a bit hot even by Arizona standards.

Still, some in Eastern Washington could have headed there to cool off as the region baked in a historical heat wave.

An incredibly hot air mass destroyed high temperature records across Eastern Washington, not only reaching unheard of levels in June, but approaching some all-time heat records as we sit still four weeks short of the statistical peak of summer heat.
Weather Dozens of temperature records broken Saturday Dozens of temperature records broken Saturday (Photo Gallery)
The heat wave Saturday wasn't just impressive for the actual temperature readings, but for the time of year. Some of the temperature readings observed across the Pacific Northwest are usually reserved for the peak heat of the summer.

Some spots in Oregon and southeastern Washington broke not just daily temperature records, but all-time June records!

Here are a list of record reports from the various offices of the National Weather Service:

Entertainment

Entertainment NBC to Donald Trump: You're fired (Photo Gallery)
NBC said Monday that it is ending its business relationship with mogul and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump because of comments he made about immigrants during the announcement of his campaign.

Technology

Technology Audio overkill? Some question benefits of 'high-res' music
Some recording-technology experts say this super high-res format — known by its 192 kHz, 24-bit technical specs — is pricy digital overkill, an oversized "bit bucket" that contains sounds only dogs or dolphins can truly enjoy.
Technology Need to hit friends up for cash? There's an app for that
Person-to-person mobile payment services like PayPal-owned Venmo are catching on as a way to bypass searching for an ATM or splitting a bill on multiple cards when the dinner check comes. And they're particularly popular among millennials.

Business

Business Nike co-founder Knight will step down as chairman
Nike Chairman Phil Knight, who turned a business selling shoes out of the back of his car into the world's most valuable sports brand, has announced plans to step down as company chairman.
Business Consumer confidence index climbs to 101.4 in June
Consumer confidence showed a solid gain in June following a modest increase in May, supporting the view that strong job gains are giving a boost to the overall economy.
Business Boosting overtime: Obama calls for broader coverage
They're called managers, and they sometimes work grueling schedules at fast food chains and retail stores. But with no overtime eligibility, their pay may be lower per hour than many workers they supervise.

Offbeat

Offbeat Dictionary editors say 'twerking' goes back almost 200 years
The provocative dance that gained global fame thanks to an attention-grabbing performance by Miley Cyrus has been admitted to the venerable Oxford English Dictionary - and lexicographers say its origins go back almost 200 years.