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Local Park plans lookout areas at former Elwha dam
Olympic National Park is planning to build public observation areas at the site of the former Glines Canyon Dam so the public can learn about ongoing efforts to restore the Elwha River.
Sports Report: Seahawks tried to deal Harvin to Broncos
Seattle Seahawks general manger John Schneider and head coach Pete Carroll apparently wanted more - much more - in return for wide receiver Percy Harvin than the conditional draft pick they received from the New York Jets on Friday.

Entertainment

Offbeat

Offbeat Drunk woman arrested, mistook jail for bar Drunk woman arrested, mistook jail for bar
One is a building with bars. The other is a building with a bar. A very drunk woman apparently had trouble telling them apart and ended up in a southwestern Michigan jail cell.

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Local & Regional

Local Recall issued after deadly Montana fire truck crash
A company that manufactures drivetrains for International fire engines has issued a recall after Montana authorities concluded a faulty drivetrain was responsible for a fatal crash that killed six people outside Helena.

Around the World

National & World CDC to revise Ebola protocol, Pentagon preps team CDC to revise Ebola protocol, Pentagon preps team
Revised guidance for health care workers treating Ebola patients will include using protective gear "with no skin showing," a top federal health official said Sunday, and the Pentagon announced it was forming a team to assist medical staff in the U.S., if needed.
National & World Cyanide homicide trial likely battle of experts
Nobody had any reason to question why a University of Pittsburgh medical researcher bought more than a half-pound of cyanide with his school-issued credit card, until his neurologist wife suddenly fell ill and died a few days later.

Sports

Sports Sounders rally for 2-2 draw with LA Galaxy Sounders rally for 2-2 draw with LA Galaxy
Clint Dempsey and Federal Way's Lamar Neagle scored in the second half, rallying the Seattle Sounders to a 2-2 tie with the LA Galaxy on Sunday night.
Sports Royals dependent on 3-headed bullpen monster
Buck Showalter knew he was in trouble when the seventh inning rolled around and his Orioles were trailing the Kansas City Royals in Game 4 of the AL Championship Series.
Sports Troopers called as school football game turns ugly
A melee erupted on the sideline of a high school football game on Saturday, with the visiting team's coach accusing a home team assistant coach of choking a player, bringing the game to an early end. State police were called to ensure order as the teams and fans left the field.
Sports Huskies drop 11th straight to Ducks
It wasn't so much that Oregon extended its winning streak over Washington to 11 games. The Huskies say it was the way they lost this time to the rival Ducks that was most frustrating.
Sports Seahawks place Cassius Marsh on injured reserve
The Seattle Seahawks placed defensive end Cassius Marsh on injured reserve Saturday and signed tight end RaShaun Allen and safety Steven Terrell from the practice squad to the 53-man roster.

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Home Hawaii hit by winds, rain as Ana veers west Hawaii hit by winds, rain as Ana veers west (Video)
Hurricane Ana was on course Saturday to miss Hawaii by more than a hundred miles but was generating high waves, strong winds and heavy rains that prompted flash-flood warnings throughout the islands.

Your Life, Your Style

Consumer How to safely take your dog for a ride in the car How to safely take your dog for a ride in the car
It's fun to take the dog for a ride, but just like any other passenger, you need to worry about their safety.

Mikkel Becker, a local animal trainer who writes for Vetstreet.com, says letting your dog put his head out the window is not a good idea.
Healthworks New military medical team to help with Ebola in US New military medical team to help with Ebola in US
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the military to prepare and train a 30-member medical support team that could provide short-term help to civilian health professionals if there are more Ebola cases in the United States.

Extras

Weather Potpourri blog: Cool weather maps, videos, and how not to get a 'Tomato Warning' Potpourri blog: Cool weather maps, videos, and how not to get a 'Tomato Warning'
To kick off the...middle of October week? -- I've got a bit of grab bag weather geek stuff for the blog that's been sitting in my inbox waiting for the light of day, so here goes...

First up, this neat interactive site that lets you compare weather across the nation. For those of you who liked this worldwide rainfall comparison tool I posted last month, this site is for you, courtesy Kristian Nielsen:

Entertainment

Technology

Technology Facebook unfriends federal drug agency
Facebook wants assurances from the Drug Enforcement Administration that it's not operating any more fake profile pages as part of ongoing investigations.

Business

Business Market turmoil: A gift for mortgage refinancers?
The opportunity emerged from the tumult that seized financial markets and sent stock prices and bond yields tumbling. Rates on long-term mortgages tend to track the 10-year Treasury yield, which fell below 2 percent for the first time since May 2013.
Business What's been happening in markets this month
On Sept. 18, the U.S. stock market reached a record high after a mostly uneventful summer. Long-term interest rates headed higher, a sign that investors expected steady U.S. growth. A widely watched measure of volatility in the U.S. stock market was near its lowest level of the year, and European markets were heading higher after a nasty downturn over the summer. The price of crude oil was declining, but nothing like the sudden plunges that would come weeks later.
Business What's next after wild week for stocks?
Temperamental, flighty, prone to violent mood swings, the market took investors on a wild ride this week. From one day to the next, even within a few hours, stocks swung from despair to optimism, deep losses to big gains.
Business General Motors' legal chief to retire next year
General Motors' chief lawyer Michael Millikin, who withstood withering criticism from lawmakers for his department's handling of an ignition switch recall, is retiring early next year.

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