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Local WWU suspends all classes after threats, hate speech (Video)
Western Washington University canceled classes on Tuesday because of threats over the weekend against minorities posted on YikYak, an anonymous social media platform populated by college students.



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Local Washington project ensures forest stores carbon for decades
Half a small forest still standing near Mount Rainier faced clear-cutting before an effort in Washington state saved the decades-old trees and allowed Microsoft to help finance the project to offset its carbon footprint.
Local Agency: 19 people ill in E. coli outbreak tied to Costco
Nineteen people in seven states, including Washington and California, have contracted E. coli in an outbreak linked to chicken salad bought at Costco, federal health officials said Tuesday.

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National & World Boston Marathon bombing survivors brace for movies on attack
Less than three years after bombs killed three people and wounded more than 260 others at the Boston Marathon, two movies, a play and an HBO documentary are in the works, causing decidedly mixed feelings among some of those most touched by the tragedy.


Sports Washington St AD says QB Luke Falk is doing well
Injured Washington State quarterback Luke Falk was doing well and might be able to play in Friday's Apple Cup against archrival Washington, Washington State athletic director Bill Moos said Monday.

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One man took a big chance when he decided to have some fun with a bear in a pool of water at the bottom of a waterfall

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Healthworks President Carter's cancer treatment partially got its start in Seattle President Carter's cancer treatment partially got its start in Seattle (Video)
When President Jimmy Carter revealed he has melanoma that spread to his brain and liver, the outlook sounded grim. So it was a surprise to many when he recently announced the cancer isn't growing, and he's feeling well. But it was no surprise in Seattle where local doctors were part of the pioneering research that led to the treatment.


Weather Social media a blessing -- and a curse -- for meteorologists Social media a blessing -- and a curse -- for meteorologists
As I stared at my Twitter feed blowing up on Thursday with excited Tweets about potential snow -- for the following Tuesday -- it really dawned on me just how things have changed in the meteorology field over the past 10-20 years. We're publically talking about a marginal snow event -- in Seattle -- already? When it's still five days away?!?!?



Technology Target profit climbs as customer traffic increases
Target says its sales rose 1.9 percent at established locations in the third quarter as it worked to revive its business by strengthening flagship categories like clothing and children's products.


Business Strong dollar pressures Tiffany in 3rd quarter
Tiffany's fiscal third-quarter results missed analysts' estimates, hampered by a strong dollar and uncertain economic conditions. The luxury jeweler also lowered its full-year earnings guidance.