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Local Marysville school shooting recordings: 'We need aid ASAP'
As police raced to Marysville Pilchuck High School last week in response to reports of a possible shooter, they faced the daunting task of trying to secure a maze of buildings that make up the sprawling campus, according to police radio traffic from the scene.
Local (New) Feds consider geothermal leases near Mount Baker
The U.S. Forest Service is considering whether to lease parts of forest lands around Mount Baker so that companies could explore tapping the heat below the Earth's surface to generate electricity.


Entertainment Tiny Harris defends implants to change eye color Tiny Harris defends implants to change eye color
Reality TV star Tameka "Tiny" Harris, the wife of rapper T.I., has the attention of skeptical eye doctors and social media haters over a procedure she underwent to permanently lighten the color of her eyes.


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Juanita high school rallies together in an effort to support Marysville Pilchuck high school in the latest school shooting.


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Sports Huskies look to end 2-game slide vs. Colorado
Washington coach Chris Petersen doesn't lose often, let alone two in a row. So this is strange territory as he endures his first slide since 2007, when he was coaching perennial power Boise State.
Sports Bumgarner, Giants beat KC 3-2 in Series Game 7
Madison Bumgarner pitched five innings of near-perfect relief and the San Francisco Giants held off the Kansas City Royals 3-2 Wednesday night in Game 7 of the World Series for their third championship in five seasons.

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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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Consumer The reality of outlet malls The reality of outlet malls (Video)
We're spending more than ever at outlet malls. Sales are expected to top $42 billion this year, according to the trade publication Value Retail News. Consumer Reports has rated 53 of the biggest outlet stores for value and quality, based on a survey of almost 16,000 subscribers, and can help you bag the best bargains.
Technology Pirate Bay founder jailed for hacking Danish data Pirate Bay founder jailed for hacking Danish data
A Danish court on Friday sentenced the Swedish founder of file-sharing site The Pirate Bay to 3½ years in prison after he was found guilty of hacking into a private company handling sensitive information for Danish authorities.


Weather With record warm October nearly in the books, could 2014 be Sea-Tac's warmest year on record? With record warm October nearly in the books, could 2014 be Sea-Tac's warmest year on record?
It's seemed like a broken record of late -- the end of the month comes, and we talk about how warm the month has been. July, August, September and now October have been among the warmest on record at Sea-Tac Airport (since 1945) in all three categories: average monthly high temperature, average overall temperature and average minimum temperature.

For October, it'll end up the second-warmest by high temperature (64.6 through Oct. 30, record is 65.4 degrees in 1987, second place was 63.8 in 1965.) But by average temperature (high+low/2) and average low, 2014 is the champ -- and by quite a bit. The average October temp this year is 58.2 degrees; old record 56.4 in 1965, and average October low temp is an amazing 51.7 degrees, obliterating the old record of 49.2 degrees in 1988.


Entertainment Review: 'Interstellar' a sublime cosmic knockout
Since his breakthrough with the backward-running "Memento," Christopher Nolan has made a plaything of time. In "Interstellar," he slips into its very fabric, shaping its flows and exploding its particles. It's an absurd endeavor. And it's one of the most sublime movies of the decade.


Technology WhatsApp founders own nearly $9 billion in Facebook stock
WhatsApp founders Jan Koum and Brian Acton received 116 million shares of Facebook stock currently worth nearly $9 billion when they sold their unprofitable messaging service to the social networking leader earlier this month.
Technology Microsoft unveils fitness gadget, health tracking
Microsoft is releasing a $199 fitness band that also checks your email and even pays for coffee as the software company seeks to challenge Apple and others in the still-infant market for wearable devices.
Technology Now in aisle 3 at Lowe's: robots
The robots are coming. Lowe's is testing whether new bots on wheels can improve its customer service, like helping a shopper find a match for something as simple as a nail.


Business U.S. consumer spending down 0.2 percent in September
U.S. consumer cut spending in September for the first time in eight months, as incomes grew at the slowest pace this year. The figures underscore nagging economic soft spots that are expected to ease in the coming months.


Offbeat Boy or girl? Family with 12 sons awaits baby 13
A western Michigan couple with 12 sons is expecting baby No. 13, and even though they're sticking to their tradition of not finding out in advance whether they're having a boy or girl, they said they'd be shocked if their streak is broken.