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Local Alaska governor tours Shell oil rig in Seattle Alaska governor tours Shell oil rig in Seattle
The governor of Alaska on Wednesday toured a massive oil drill rig parked on Seattle's waterfront then met with Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee to tell him that Washington's position on future Arctic drilling will hurt the economy of Alaska.

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Local Alaska governor tours Shell oil rig in Seattle
The governor of Alaska on Wednesday toured a massive oil drill rig parked on Seattle's waterfront then met with Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee to tell him that Washington's position on future Arctic drilling will hurt the economy of Alaska.
Local House passes transportation measure to keep state moving
The state House of Representatives has approved a compromise $7.6 billion transportation package that will keep the state ferries moving, the State Patrol on the road and continue road- and bridge-repair projects into the next fiscal year.

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Sun halo near Orondo, WA over Memorial Day Weekend. Photo by Stephanie Campbell.

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National & World (New) Ex-LAPD officer wanted in killing was lying low in Mexico
A fugitive former Los Angeles police officer charged with killing a man while off-duty evaded authorities for more than two months by moving between the homes of family members in Mexico, staying mostly indoors and avoiding cellphones and social media, the FBI said Wednesday.

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Sports Seager powers Mariners over Rays, 7-6 in 10
Kyle Seager's grand slam put the Seattle Mariners up by three runs in the eighth inning Tuesday night. It turned out it wasn't quite enough. So Seager hit another home run in the 10th to lift the Mariners to a 7-6 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.
Sports Chris Hansen says no hockey-first plan in Seattle yet
Throughout the process, Seattle arena investor Chris Hansen has remained open to the idea of a hockey team being the first tenant for a proposed facility in the city's stadium district even if his focus is on basketball.
Sports Cano drives in 2, Mariners beat Rays 4-1
Robinson Cano drove in two runs, Roenis Elias threw six solid innings and the Seattle Mariners beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-1 on Monday night.

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Seattle Refined - Life is Different Here Photos: 2015 Sleeping at Sasquatch! (Photo Gallery)
Sasquatch! Music Festival is a long four day weekend so we understand when people need to take a quick power nap in the grass, but when there are so many amazing bands playing and it costs hundreds of dollars to get into the festival we have to do a gallery of some of the best sleeping at Sasquatch!

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Home Cheetah cub feeding Cheetah cub feeding
Three cheetah cubs were recently born at the Richmond Zoo in Virginia. One of the cubs had to be fed by zoo workers when it started losing weight.
Home Silver City brews up success Silver City brews up success (Video)
Silver City Brewing is just one of the hundreds of craft breweries in Washington. KOMO's Brad Goode takes a look at what makes this business so special.

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Weather Watch: Time lapse video of gorgeous Mt. Rainier lenticular cloud Watch: Time lapse video of gorgeous Mt. Rainier lenticular cloud (Video)
They're sometimes mistaken for aliens, but really, it's just a sign rain might be on the way.

Luke Meyers just recently published this time lapse video of a rather strange-looking lenticular cloud over Mt. Rainier last March. It's a good illustration of how they form -- the clouds look stationary but there's quite a bit of movement in them as air rises just enough to saturate, then dries enough as it sinks to "go invisible" again.

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Technology YouTube's 1st decade shows sharing free content pays off
YouTube's legacy extends beyond its pioneering role in the Internet's video revolution. The 10-year-old site provided a stage for exhibitionists, narcissists and activists to broadcast their opinions, show off their talents, expose abuses or just pass along their favorite clips of movies, TV shows, music, cute kittens and other interests.
Technology FAA unveils next-generation message system to reduce delays
A system that replaces verbal communication between pilots and air traffic controllers with computerized messages was unveiled Thursday by federal aviation officials, who said the system will reduce delays during weather events and cut down on errors.

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Business U.S. bank earnings up 6.9 percent in 1st quarter
U.S. banks' earnings rose 6.9 percent in the first quarter from a year earlier as revenues increased, delinquent loans continued to fall and the number of "problem" banks reached a six-year low.

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