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Local Mayor Murray: No city-funded travel to Indiana (New) Mayor Murray: No city-funded travel to Indiana
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray says he will not allow work-related city-funded travel to Indiana after the passage of a new law that has the potential to discriminate against LGBT people and others based on religious beliefs.

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Local (New) Mayor Murray: No city-funded travel to Indiana
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray says he will not allow work-related city-funded travel to Indiana after the passage of a new law that has the potential to discriminate against LGBT people and others based on religious beliefs.

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Entertainment End of 'Mad Men,' but show's relics find new life at museum End of 'Mad Men,' but show's relics find new life at museum (Photo Gallery)
Jon Hamm, who plays Draper on the AMC drama about a New York ad agency, joined cast members and show creator Matthew Weiner at the National Museum of American History on Friday to donate costumes, props, sketches and a script from the show. The collection includes Draper's trademark gray suit and fedora.

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Local Lewis-McChord hotel worker gets 2 years for embezzlement
A longtime employee at a military hotel on Joint Base Lewis-McChord has been sentenced to two years in prison and treatment for a gambling addiction after she stole at least $250,000 in government funds.

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Home Home videos surface of 1955 Seattle Home videos surface of 1955 Seattle (Video)
From Jeff Altman's YouTube Page:

"In 1955 my grandfather made a trip to Seattle, WA during his time with the Naval Air Reserve. He brought his 16mm camera along and captured these great images.

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Technology Internet outages reveal gaps in U.S. broadband infrastructure Internet outages reveal gaps in U.S. broadband infrastructure
Because Internet service is largely unregulated by the federal government and the states, decisions about network reliability are left to the service providers. Industry analysts say these companies generally do not build alternative routes, or redundancies.
Consumer How to disable TV 'spy' technology How to disable TV 'spy' technology (Video)
It's likely you don't think you've invited a spy into your home when setting up a new TV. But new Samsung, LG, and Vizio smart TVs can record and share everything that's viewed, whether it's a broadcast or something streaming from the Internet. And some smart TVs can even track what DVD you're watching.

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Weather Time lapse video shows how those spooky 'hat' clouds form on Mt. Rainier Time lapse video shows how those spooky 'hat' clouds form on Mt. Rainier (Photo Gallery) (Video)
The sometimes-eerie-looking "Hat" clouds -- officially known as lenticular clouds -- are no stranger to Mt. Rainier. But while to many it might just look like a cloud frozen in time, there is actually quite a bit of air movement involved in making the clouds.

KOMO News photographer Mitch Pittman was up hiking in the Cascades recently and managed to get this amazing time lapse video (above) of a lenticular cloud sitting atop Mt. Rainier. The video is a great illustration of the flow that goes into making the cloud's lens-type feature.
Weather Strange but true: Washington has more tornadoes this year than Midwest states Strange but true: Washington has more tornadoes this year than Midwest states
Scott's Note: The story was true when published on March 23, 2015. There have since been tornadoes in the Midwest as of March 25.

In proof that you can spin statistics in numerous ways, you could truthfully declare that Washington has been one of the most tornado-prone states in the nation this year.

That includes typical tornado alley stalwarts Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas. At least as of March 23, they haven't had any tornadoes reported! They join 43 other states with that distinction.

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