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Local Gov. Inslee orders state budget negotiations in his office
Gov. Jay Inslee has ordered state lawmakers to reconvene for a second special session and told lawmakers to come to his office Friday morning to continue their negotiations over the state's more than $38 billion two-year operating budget.

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National & World Ex-US Speaker charged in relation to payments of hush money
Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert agreed to pay $3.5 million in hush money to keep an unidentified person silent about "prior misconduct" by the Illinois Republican who was once second in line to the U.S. presidency, according to a federal grand jury indictment handed down on Thursday in Chicago.
National & World Twice-caught fugitive's clean life led to 55 years of freedom (Photo Gallery)
In 55 years as a fugitive, Frank Freshwaters got caught twice. The first time, in 1975, the escaped Ohio inmate's good behavior helped him avoid a trip back to prison when West Virginia's governor refused to extradite him. It would be almost 40 years before he was caught again.

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Sports Seager powers Mariners over Rays, 7-6 in 10
Kyle Seager's grand slam put the Seattle Mariners up by three runs in the eighth inning Tuesday night. It turned out it wasn't quite enough. So Seager hit another home run in the 10th to lift the Mariners to a 7-6 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.
Sports Chris Hansen says no hockey-first plan in Seattle yet
Throughout the process, Seattle arena investor Chris Hansen has remained open to the idea of a hockey team being the first tenant for a proposed facility in the city's stadium district even if his focus is on basketball.

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Home Cheetah cub feeding Cheetah cub feeding
Three cheetah cubs were recently born at the Richmond Zoo in Virginia. One of the cubs had to be fed by zoo workers when it started losing weight.
Home Silver City brews up success Silver City brews up success (Video)
Silver City Brewing is just one of the hundreds of craft breweries in Washington. KOMO's Brad Goode takes a look at what makes this business so special.

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Weather Watch: Time lapse video of gorgeous Mt. Rainier lenticular cloud Watch: Time lapse video of gorgeous Mt. Rainier lenticular cloud (Video)
They're sometimes mistaken for aliens, but really, it's just a sign rain might be on the way.

Luke Meyers just recently published this time lapse video of a rather strange-looking lenticular cloud over Mt. Rainier last March. It's a good illustration of how they form -- the clouds look stationary but there's quite a bit of movement in them as air rises just enough to saturate, then dries enough as it sinks to "go invisible" again.

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Technology YouTube's 1st decade shows sharing free content pays off
YouTube's legacy extends beyond its pioneering role in the Internet's video revolution. The 10-year-old site provided a stage for exhibitionists, narcissists and activists to broadcast their opinions, show off their talents, expose abuses or just pass along their favorite clips of movies, TV shows, music, cute kittens and other interests.
Technology FAA unveils next-generation message system to reduce delays
A system that replaces verbal communication between pilots and air traffic controllers with computerized messages was unveiled Thursday by federal aviation officials, who said the system will reduce delays during weather events and cut down on errors.

Business

Business Why a shrinking U.S. economy last quarter isn't cause for fear
On Friday, the government will likely estimate that the economy shrank in the January-March quarter for a second straight year, depressed by brutal weather, a reeling energy sector and an export slump. Yet few will see any cause for panic.

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