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Local Supreme Court rules against state in health-benefits case (New) Supreme Court rules against state in health-benefits case
The state Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously upheld a lower court's ruling that says that damages to be paid to part-time state employees who were wrongfully denied health benefits must take into account more than actual out-of-pocket costs.

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Local (New) Supreme Court rules against state in health-benefits case
The state Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously upheld a lower court's ruling that says that damages to be paid to part-time state employees who were wrongfully denied health benefits must take into account more than actual out-of-pocket costs.

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Local (New) Study: Gorge Amphitheater has huge economic impact
Nearly 400,000 people attended concerts at The Gorge Amphitheater in 2013, generating $4.6 million in state and local taxes, according to an economic study created by the owners as they seek to expand the scenic venue.

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National & World (New) Ohio diocese discourages ALS ice bucket challenge
A Roman Catholic diocese in Ohio is discouraging its 113 schools from participating in the ice bucket challenge to benefit the ALS Association, saying the group's funding of embryonic stem cell research is "in direct conflict with Catholic teaching."

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Sports Seahawks' Schofield out to prove himself Seahawks' Schofield out to prove himself
Seattle Seahawks defensive end O'Brien Schofield is more determined than ever to prove himself after what he calls a "crazy" offseason.
Sports Earthquakes, Sounders finish in 1-1 draw
Chris Wondolowski tapped in a point-blank shot in the 65th minute on Wednesday night and the San Jose Earthquakes came back from the worst lost in franchise history to pull out a 1-1 draw against the Seattle Sounders.
Sports UW legend Bailey on Heisman pose
Mario Bailey walked down the Husky Stadium tunnel. He passed the plaques commemorating each of Washington’s bowl appearances and the new hand-painted murals. Then he stepped onto the turf.
Sports Childhood dream becomes reality for Tupou
Taniela Tupou has never been one to shy away from sharing his future plans with family. Growing up in Hawaii, he often made bold claims about a football future.
Sports Nieves, Hamels lead Phillies past Mariners, 4-3
Wil Nieves doubled and had three hits and Cole Hamels got a victory when he wasn't at his best as the Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Seattle Mariners 4-3 on Wednesday.

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Seattle Refined - Life is Different Here The burger is dead, long live the burger!
Seattle is a stunningly good town in which to eat hamburgers. However, it’s been a tough week for Seattle’s best hamburgers with the untimely closing of the groundbreaking Katsu Burger in Georgetown and the final service of Capitol Hill’s La Bête. Rather than mourn lost beef brethren, burger-lovers of Seattle, it’s time to get out and eat more burgers!

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Technology Music site SoundCloud to start paying artists (New) Music site SoundCloud to start paying artists
SoundCloud said Thursday that it will start paying artists and record companies whose music is played on the popular streaming site, a move that will bring it in line with competitors such as YouTube and Spotify.
Consumer Bullseye Pee Pads: Do they work? Bullseye Pee Pads: Do they work? (Video)
Bullseye Pee Pads promise to solve the problem of dogs using only a part of the pad and messing up the floor. The promoters say their pads are "specifically designed with pheromones, so your dog is drawn to the center of the pad." In concept, the dog hits the bulls eye target in the center every time, instead of using random parts of the pad, missing the pad, and making a mess on the floor.

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Technology No photos: Parents opt to keep babies off Facebook
At a time when just about everyone and their mother is intent on publicizing the newest generation's early years on social media sites, an increasing number of parents are bucking the trend by consciously keeping their children's photos off the Internet.
Technology Government wants to make cars talk to each other
The Obama administration said Monday it is taking a first step toward requiring that future cars and light trucks be equipped with technology that enables them to warn each other of potential danger in time to avoid collisions.

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Business (New) US existing home sales rise for 4th straight month
Sales of existing U.S. homes rose for the fourth straight month in July to their highest level in nearly a year, the latest sign that the housing recovery is picking up after stumbling at the start of the year.

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Offbeat Hitchhiking robot charms its way across Canada
He has dipped his boots in Lake Superior, crashed a wedding and attended an Aboriginal powwow. A talking, bucket-bodied robot has enthralled Canadians since it departed from Halifax last month on a hitchhiking journey to the Pacific coast.