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News Warm winter brings blooms out early at Skagit Valley Tulip Festival (New) Warm winter brings blooms out early at Skagit Valley Tulip Festival
Seattle finished up February as the warmest on record, on the heels of a very warm January (and record-warm December) as well, and the early spring-time weather has brought out the tulips and flowers that normally bloom in April.

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News (New) Warm winter brings blooms out early at Skagit Valley Tulip Festival
Seattle finished up February as the warmest on record, on the heels of a very warm January (and record-warm December) as well, and the early spring-time weather has brought out the tulips and flowers that normally bloom in April.

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Entertainment Will Smith's 'Focus' tops box office with $19.1 million Will Smith's 'Focus' tops box office with $19.1 million
Will Smith's caper "Focus" dethroned "Fifty Shades of Grey" at the box office, but the film's modest $19.1 million opening still left questions about the drawing power of the once unstoppable star.

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YouNews Saturday Night Aurora (New) Saturday Night Aurora
Aurora February 28th,9:00pm - 10:30pm, from the hill overlooking the Keller Ferry Landing on Lake Roosevelt.

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Local Dozens rally in Seattle to mourn slain Putin foe
Dozens of people held a rally outside the Russian consulate in downtown Seattle to mourn the death of Boris Nemstov, who was gunned down near Moscow's Kremlin Friday night.

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National & World Nurse who survived Ebola says hospital failed her Nurse who survived Ebola says hospital failed her
A 26-year-old nurse said in a newspaper interview that a hospital where she had worked in Dallas and its parent company failed her when she contracted Ebola while caring for the first person in the U.S. diagnosed with the deadly disease.
National & World 30,000 marchers in Moscow mourn slain Putin foe
Carrying flowers, portraits and signs that said "I am not afraid," tens of thousands of people somberly marched Sunday in Moscow to mourn opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, whose slaying on the streets of the capital has shaken Russia's beleaguered opposition.
National & World New plane tracking to be tested after Malaysia jet mystery
Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia will lead a trial of an enhanced method of tracking aircraft over remote oceans to allow planes to be more easily found should they vanish like Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Australia's transport minister said Sunday.
National & World Lawmakers tinker with crime measure recently OK'd by voters
Four months after California voters lowered penalties for certain crimes, state lawmakers and law enforcement officials are lining up with proposals to repeal portions of the new law that they say have created unintended consequences, such as reducing the number of DNA samples taken from suspects.

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Sports Major league baseball's 1st black Latino star Minoso dies Major league baseball's 1st black Latino star Minoso dies
Minnie Minoso, the seemingly ageless Cuban slugger who broke into the majors just two years after Jackie Robinson and turned into the game's first black Latino star, has died, a medical examiner in Illinois said Sunday.
Sports Process gets underway to carve up $60 million Sandusky fine
Now that a settlement has cleared the way for $60 million from Penn State to be spent in Pennsylvania to address child sexual abuse, potential recipients are starting to think about how that money might be put to use.
Sports Stolen NASCAR race car found in suburban Atlanta
The No. 44 race car returned to its NASCAR shop in North Carolina on Saturday after it was recovered along a remote road in suburban Atlanta, apparently abandoned by the thieves who stole it from a hotel parking lot.

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Weather Warm winter bringing out the tulips early at Skagit Valley Tulip Festival (New) Warm winter bringing out the tulips early at Skagit Valley Tulip Festival
Walk around the Puget Sound area and you'll notice trees starting to bloom and perhaps the whirr of a lawn mower or two, even though winter still had a solid 3-4 weeks left in its reign.

Seattle finished up February as the warmest on record, on the heels of a very warm January (and record-warm December) as well, and the early spring-time weather has in tandem brought out the first signs of spring.
Weather Seattle sets twin records for warmest February, winter on record Seattle sets twin records for warmest February, winter on record (Photo Gallery)
In what will go down as one of the best -- or worst -- winters on record, depending on what you want out of a Seattle winter, now there will be some meteorological trophies to go along with the memories.

Seattle has set its record for all-time warmest February since official measurements began at Sea-Tac Airport. The average temperature (high temperature plus low temperature, divided by two) was 48.8 degrees narrowly edging 1977's record at 48.7. (And I mean narrowly. Had Saturday just been one degree cooler, it would have been a tied record instead.)

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Entertainment Spock's ears: A pointy trademark for Leonard Nimoy (Photo Gallery)
Leonard Nimoy, who died Friday at age 83, likely had the most famous lobes in Hollywood. As the logical half-human, half-alien Mr. Spock in "Star Trek," his pointy Vulcan appendages became a signature - and a nuisance - for the actor. Here's a few facts about those iconic ears:

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Technology Regulators approve tougher rules for Internet providers
Internet activists declared victory over the nation's big cable companies Thursday, after the Federal Communications Commission voted to impose the toughest rules yet on broadband providers like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T to prevent them from creating paid fast lanes and slowing or blocking web traffic.

Business

Business Buffett reflects on his firm's success and strength
Investor Warren Buffett believes his company, Berkshire Hathaway, will continue to thrive for decades thanks to its vast and varied collection of "remarkable businesses" and investments, which will help it withstand challenges in any one sector.
Business As tastes change, big food makers try hipster guises
Major companies are testing whether it would pay to tuck away their world famous logos in favor of more hipster guises: PepsiCo, for instance, introduced a craft soda called Caleb's last year and McDonald's opened a cafe that lists lentils and eggplant on its menu.

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