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Local Would you vote for a dog? Local pooch running for prosecutor (New) Would you vote for a dog? Local pooch running for prosecutor (Photo Gallery) (Video)
The fur is expected to fly in the primary election for Whatcom County Prosecutor, literally. David McEachran is running unopposed for an 11th term as the county’s prosecutor but he may have a bone to pick with a four legged upstart challenger that is gaining momentum as a write-in candidate.

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Local (New) Would you vote for a dog? Local pooch running for prosecutor (Photo Gallery) (Video)
The fur is expected to fly in the primary election for Whatcom County Prosecutor, literally. David McEachran is running unopposed for an 11th term as the county’s prosecutor but he may have a bone to pick with a four legged upstart challenger that is gaining momentum as a write-in candidate.

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Sports Chen leads Orioles past Mariners 2-1 (New) Chen leads Orioles past Mariners 2-1
Wei-Yin Chen won his fifth consecutive start and had a season-high eight strikeouts to lead the Baltimore Orioles to a 2-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Friday night.
Sports Goodell defends NFL's 2-game suspension of Rice
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell defended the league on Friday against criticism that it was too lenient in suspending Ray Rice two games for his "horrible mistake."
Sports M's get CF Jackson from Tigers in 3-team trade
The Seattle Mariners were part of a blockbuster three-team trade Thursday afternoon that brought center fielder Austin Jackson to Seattle and sent former Cy Young pitcher David Price from Tampa Bay to Detroit.

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Consumer What to buy at Costco What to buy at Costco (Video)
Looking to load up on bargains at a warehouse store? Joining Costco can lead to big savings in your household budget, but it's important to know what to get and what to forget when you're filling your cart.
Technology Samsung earns $6.1 billion, shares plunge Samsung earns $6.1 billion, shares plunge
Samsung earned $6.1 billion last quarter but investors were dissatisfied, sending its share price down 4 percent. The panoply of numbers in its earnings report for the April-June quarter show why.
Consumer Technology needed to help prevent hot car heat stroke in cars Technology needed to help prevent hot car heat stroke in cars
44 children died last year from heat stroke inside cars. Accidentally leaving a child behind in a hot car has happened to parents from all walks of life-a CEO of a hospital, a vice principal, a preacher and so many others. Fatigue, anxiety or distractions can throw anyone's life off course.

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Weather July finishes as 2nd warmest on record at Sea-Tac July finishes as 2nd warmest on record at Sea-Tac
If it seems our seemingly days-on end of 80s this past month is a bit unusual, you would be right.

This July goes down as the 2nd hottest on record at Sea-Tac Airport if you count by average temperature (high+low divided by 2) or 4th hottest if you just want to count high temperatures.

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Technology Review: 3Doodler is fun but quirky '3-D pen'
- 3-D printing is all the rage. You can hit a button on your computer, which sends a file to a printer, which produces a small 3-D object out of plastic. It's a cool technology, but it's not exactly a hands-on way to make things.
Technology Twitter's 2nd quarter results soar, stock flies high
The little blue bird is flying high. Stronger-than-expected financial results pushed Twitter's stock sharply higher on Tuesday after the short messaging service said its revenue more than doubled in the second quarter.

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Business U.S. job growth eases but tops 200,000 for a 6th month
U.S. employers extended their solid hiring into July by adding 209,000 jobs. It was the sixth straight month of job growth above 200,000, evidence that businesses are gradually shedding the caution that had marked the 5-year-old recovery.
Business Construction spending falls 1.8 percent in June
U.S. construction spending fell in June by the largest amount in more than three years as housing, non-residential construction and government spending all weakened.

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