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Local (New) Washington's system for mentally ill broken
Some of Washington's mentally ill are strapped to gurneys in emergency rooms awaiting beds in psychiatric hospitals, while others sit in jail for months waiting for competency evaluations and treatment. And some are getting trapped in both broken systems.
Local (New) Billionaire's cash flows to Washington senate race
Flush with cash from California billionaire Tom Steyer's group, a Washington state environmental group is backing candidates this November to help Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee pass sweeping climate change legislation.

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Offbeat

Offbeat Dancing priests become Internet sensation Dancing priests become Internet sensation (Photo Gallery)
A video of a pair of dueling, dancing American priests studying in Rome has gone viral, following in the footsteps of a now-famous Italian nun whose Alicia Keys-esque voice won her a singing contest and a record contract.

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Local & Regional

Local (New) Sentenced man allegedly asked son to shoot him
A former Bend developer who was to start a 10-year prison sentence this summer in connection with a Central Oregon mortgage fraud scheme has been arrested after his son allegedly confessed he shot his father to delay his prison term.
Local Everett teen holds Guinness one-hand clapping record
What is the sound of one hand clapping? If said hand claps 403 times per minute, enough for an Everett teen to set a Guinness World Record, does it matter what it sounds like?

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National & World Lava creeps toward road on Hawaii's Big Island Lava creeps toward road on Hawaii's Big Island
A growing lava stream threatening homes and inching closer to a rural road on Hawaii's Big Island oozed forward in fits and starts this week, frustrating some residents but giving officials a window of time to prepare.

Sports

Sports Art Thiel: Huskies' O-Line on the spot against ASU
After years of watching Chris Polk and then Bishop Sankey gnaw off great chunks of opponent defenses, most Huskies fans figured a dropoff in Washington’s run game production was probable

Seattle Refined

Seattle Refined - Life is Different Here Photos: Rainier Beer throws bar crawl through Seattle for R Day (Photo Gallery)
Last year Rainier Beer restored the R above the old Rainier Brewery and to celebrate a year later, Rainier Beer threw the first annual “R Day”. With a giant Jubilee can and Grazing Rainiers, the Rainier themed beer crawl took to the streets of each neighborhood in Seattle.

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Home Hawaii hit by winds, rain as Ana veers west Hawaii hit by winds, rain as Ana veers west (Video)
Hurricane Ana was on course Saturday to miss Hawaii by more than a hundred miles but was generating high waves, strong winds and heavy rains that prompted flash-flood warnings throughout the islands.

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Extras

Weather Photos: Stormy skies bubble with activity Photos: Stormy skies bubble with activity (Photo Gallery)
Well, Thursday will go down as quite the active day around Western Washington.

Sure, the Longview tornado got top billing, with the partial solar eclipse a close second.

But even if the skies were too cloudy for the eclipse, but not cloudy enough to spin out tornadoes, there were some amazing sights around the greater Puget Sound region.

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Technology

Technology Comcast wins more Internet customers, ad sales up
Comcast Corp.'s third-quarter net income jumped 50 percent in the third quarter, helped by a one-time tax settlement, growth in Internet subscribers and fewer defectors from its cable service.
Technology Google's streaming music service adds mood to mix
Google's music-subscription service will try to anticipate its listeners' mood swings as it amplifies its competition with Pandora, Spotify and other popular services that play tunes over the Internet.
Technology Apple reports record 39.3 million iPhone sales
Apple says it sold 39.3 million iPhones in the last quarter, or 16 percent more than a year ago, which is a record for the quarter. That's partly due to excitement over new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models that Apple began selling last month.

Business

Business UK rejects 'appalling' EU demand for more money
British Prime Minister David Cameron insisted Friday he would not pay a European Union bill for an additional 2.1 billion euro ($2.65 billion) contribution to the EU coffers at a time of increasing pressure at home for the country to leave the bloc.

Offbeat

Offbeat Pittsburgh wins Gawker.com ugliest accent contest
The city of Pittsburgh has "won" Gawker.com's ugliest accent tournament, besting the other finalist — Scranton — in a reader's poll with more than 54 percent of the vote.