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Local (New) Company fined for oil spill from vessel sinking
The Washington Department of Ecology is fining a seafood company more than $112,000 for an oil spill caused by the accidental sinking of its vessel, the Clam Digger, in July 2013 near Anacortes.

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YouNews Rain Won't Stop Me Rain Won't Stop Me
Despite the rain, people are out meandering across bridges and hauling boats on the way to their next adventure.

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Local Class size initiative makes Washington ballot
The Secretary of State's office has certified that a ballot initiative to decrease public school class sizes has enough qualified signatures to make the November ballot.

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National & World Carjacked vehicle hits crowd in Philadelphia, killing 3 kids
Two men forced a woman into the backseat of her vehicle at gunpoint, drove off but later lost control and plowed into a group of people on a corner near a fruit stand in Philadelphia on Friday, police said. Two children were killed, and three other people were critically injured.

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Sports Lynch expected to hold out from Seahawks camp
Marshawn Lynch isn't expected to be present for the first day of the Seattle Seahawks' training camp, close friend and former teammate Michael Robinson said Thursday.

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Seattle Refined - Life is Different Here C. Lowe by S&G launches in Seattle this weekend C. Lowe by S&G launches in Seattle this weekend (Photo Gallery)
Catherine Lowe (née Giudici) of Bachelor fame is back in her hometown to launch her new C.Lowe by S&G paper-based line which includes Lowe Notes, notepads, placemats and tops. She, husband Sean and Scarlet & Gold owner Megan Smalley will be at Fred Wildlife Refuge tomorrow night for the launch party.
Seattle Refined - Life is Different Here Inside the Nordstrom Fall Designer Preview (Photo Gallery)
Twice a year, Nordstrom hosts their Designer Preview fashion show, where they preview collections they will be carrying in their stores from some of the most well-known brands in the world such as Valentino, Christian Dior, Gucci, Marc Jacobs, and more. Last night was the Fall Preview.

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Consumer 5 features to look for when buying carry-on bags 5 features to look for when buying carry-on bags (Video)
Flying with a carry-on bag can save you $50 or more per trip. No wonder sales are up. But whatever kind you get, it's got to fit in the overhead bin. Airlines have different maximums they allow. A bag that measures 22 by 14 by 9 inches deep will get you onto most carriers, though some carriers will give you a few inches more.
Technology FX says overnight ratings becoming meaningless FX says overnight ratings becoming meaningless
It's a rite nearly as old as television: the morning after a new show premieres, network executives wait impatiently for the Nielsen company's estimate of how many people watched, and rush to report the first sign of a hit.

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Weather By the numbers: Wednesday's record rainfall By the numbers: Wednesday's record rainfall (Video)
After the first three weeks of July began generally sunny and warm-to-hot, things changed in a hurry on July 23rd as a potent storm rolled through Western Washington, bringing a record amount of rainfall to the Puget Sound region.

Here are some of the statistics from the storm:

Entertainment

Entertainment 2nd Northwest tribe cancels Ted Nugent concerts (Video)
The Puyallup Tribe said Thursday it's canceling Nugent's concerts scheduled for Aug. 2 and 3 at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington. The news came three days after Idaho's Coeur D'Alene Tribe canceled Nugent's Aug. 4 show over his "racist and hate-filled remarks."
Entertainment Woody Allen back in spotlight, promoting new film
Throughout his long career, Woody Allen has been fascinated by magic, a theme he's explored frequently onscreen: playing a magician in "Scoop," sending Owen Wilson on time travel in "Midnight in Paris," or pulling Jeff Daniels out of a movie screen in "The Purple Rose of Cairo."

Technology

Technology Get paid for posts? Social networking's new twist
Facebook and most other social networks are built on the premise that just about everything should be shared -except the money those posts produce. At least two services are trying to change that.
Technology Verizon launches rewards program with tracking
Verizon Wireless is launching a nationwide loyalty program this week for its 100-million-plus subscribers. There's a twist, though: To earn points for every dollar spent, subscribers must consent to have their movements tracked.
Technology Amazon rolls out 'Netflix-for-books' style service
Amazon is rolling out a new subscription service that will allow unlimited access to thousands of electronic books and audiobooks for $9.99 a month in the online giant's latest effort to attract more users.

Business

Business Fast food workers prepare to escalate wage demands
Fast food workers say they're prepared to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation, starting with a national convention in suburban Chicago where more than 1,000 workers are expected to discuss the future of the effort that has spread to dozens of cities in less than two years.
Business Global tensions can't dent enthusiasm for stocks
A war breaks out between Israel and Hamas. An airliner is shot out of the sky in Ukraine. A Portuguese bank's finances look shaky. And the U.S. stock market's response? After dipping briefly on the bad news, it climbs higher.
Business Russian biz execs fear lasting damage from plane crash
Having for months dismissed Western sanctions on Russia as toothless, business leaders here are now afraid that the crash of the Malaysian jetliner will bring about an international isolation that will cause serious and lasting economic damage.
Business UK economy grows to surpass pre-crisis peak
Britain's economy has grown to surpass the peak it reached in 2008, before the global banking crisis caused a deep recession, official figures showed Friday.

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Offbeat Vandalism with a (cinnamon) twist? (Video)
It's vandalsim with a twist. In this case maybe a cinnamon twist. Somebody's been pelting cars and smearing windows with sticky pastries in Hillsboro.