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This pic was taken at Starry Hill Observatory by two high school students: Gwen Pederson and Brett Emery.

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Local Uncle of UCC shooting survivor recounts niece's fateful call (Video)
It started with rumblings from nearby coworkers of a shooting in Roseburg. Naturally, it got St. Helen's native Justin Boylan's attention right away. His niece, 18-year-old Ana Boylan had, just says before, started her freshman year at Umpqua Community College.

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National & World (New) Coast Guard: Missing ship sank, 1 body found
The Coast Guard said Monday that a U.S. cargo ship carrying 33 people that has been missing since it encountered high winds and heavy seas from Hurricane Joaquin sank and one body was found, but planes and ships will continue searching for the missing crew.


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Seattle Refined - Life is Different Here This is why we climb
This morning, we join hundreds of other locals to climb the Space Needle for Base 2 Space: Seattle’s Most Iconic Stair Climb to benefit Fred Hutch.

We joked a lot about the climb; how crazy we are to participate, how hard it’s going to be, and how sore we will be tomorrow.
Seattle Refined - Life is Different Here The 5 most delicious reasons to go to Orcas Island (Photo Gallery)
Traveling to Orcas means finding an oyster-woman who gives shucking lessons at a picnic table, chatting up the chefs who bring out their own wood-fired vegetables to the table, and sitting down at the high-volume cafe willing to put the local and unusual on an otherwise straight-forward menu.

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Technology VW, Audi offer online check if vehicle has trick software VW, Audi offer online check if vehicle has trick software
Volkswagen and its Audi subsidiary said Friday that customers in Germany can now go to their websites to see if their vehicles are among those installed with software that the company says was used to manipulate U.S. emissions testing.


Weather Mariners fans treated to near-record amount of sunshine this summer Mariners fans treated to near-record amount of sunshine this summer
Beachgoers and outdoor cafe connisours weren't the only people to benefit from the summer of sunshine this year. So did the Boys of Summer.

The super warm Seattle Summer of 2015 just narrowly missed setting a Safeco Field record for fewest number of times the roof has been extended in a season.

This year, just 11 of the Mariners' 81 home games have been played with the roof closed for all or part of the game, according to team spokesperson Rebecca Hale. The rains Friday night left it one short of matching 2006 and 2012 for the fewest closures in a year.
Weather 'Water year' rainfall nearly normal, so how are we in a drought? 'Water year' rainfall nearly normal, so how are we in a drought? (Photo Gallery)
Happy start of the rainy season in Seattle! Sure, it's blazing sunshine of late again, but Oct. 1 is the official start and thus also marks the start/end point of the "water year."

In addition to tracking rainfall from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, NOAA also tracks it from Oct. 1 to Sept. 30 (calling it the "water year" rainfall) since our rainy season goes from October to March, this way we can also get a good gauge of the autumn/winter as a whole and its impact on our water and snowpack situations.

For 2014-15, Seattle ended up with 36.82 inches of rain, just 2/3" below the normal of 37.49 inches.

But this year, it'd be real nice if "rainy season" lived up to its title, since our drought is still going stong.

Now some are probably wondering: "Wait a minute, but you just said we weren't that far below normal for our past 'water year', how can it be a drought?" Indeed, last year we had about 39.11" for our 2013-14 water year -- just a little more than 2" than this year -- and we weren't in this bad of shape.



Technology Lucasfilm shows off VR prototype for 'Star Wars' filmmaking
Before a planet in a galaxy far, far away is completely constructed inside a computer or entirely built somewhere in the real world, "Star Wars" filmmakers are now able to visit it in virtual reality before production commences.
Technology Ad blockers rise as ads annoy, bog down websites
When you visit a website, you often find yourself waiting and waiting for advertisements to load. Video starts playing automatically, and animated ads jump in front of what you were there to see. The seconds tick by. It doesn't have to be this way.


Business Weakness and strength: 7 snapshots of the US job market
Employers added a meager 142,000 jobs in September, the government said Friday. And the average job gain for each of the past three months - 167,000 - is well below the 231,000 average for the previous three.