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Local Navy wants to increase use of sonar-emitting buoys
The U.S. Navy is seeking permits to expand sonar and other training exercises off the Pacific Coast, a proposal raising concerns from animal advocates who say that more sonar-emitting buoys would harm whales and other creatures that live in the water.
Local Dead whale found at Seattle dock struck by ship propeller
The examination also found that the whale was a juvenile female, about two to three years old. She was just over 30 feet long and had been in very good health before death because its blubber was thick, with healthy amounts of oil.
Sports Quinn has led Seahawks to record-setting defense
Almost every day during training camp and often during the season, Dan Quinn would put on large padded gloves and essentially go through a sparring session with the Seattle Seahawks defensive linemen as they warmed up for practice working on pass rushing techniques.

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Entertainment 'American Sniper' holds top spot at weekend box office 'American Sniper' holds top spot at weekend box office
The military drama starring Bradley Cooper as Navy SEAL marksman Chris Kyle topped the box office for a second weekend in a row with $64.4 million in first place, according to studio estimates Sunday.

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Local Web of oversight didn't prevent listeria outbreak
On the evening of Jan. 16 at the end of the work day, the state Department of Health issued a food-recall alert, warning that anyone who had recently purchased Queseria Bendita cheese should throw it out because of a listeria outbreak. The cheesemaker had been linked to three cases of listeriosis after the exact same genetic strain of bacteria was found in the Yakima facility.
Local 28,000 comments submitted on Whatcom oil dock marked 'spam'
About 28,000 public comments submitted by environmentalists about a controversial oil-shipping dock in Whatcom County went missing after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' email system marked them as "malicious spam."

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National & World NAACP leader urges pursuit of justice after bombing attempt
Nearly three weeks after an attempted bombing in Colorado Springs near the headquarters of the NAACP, the national leader of the organization told several hundred people on Saturday they should not be deterred from pursuing justice while possible hate crimes are being investigated.

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Sports No. 3 Gonzaga eases past Pacific 91-60
Przemek Karnowski and Kentridge High School product Gary Bell Jr. each scored 13 points as No. 3 Gonzaga routed Pacific 91-60 on Saturday night, extending the nation's longest home winning streak to 36 games.

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Consumer The right ways to pick up your cat The right ways to pick up your cat
You really need to think about how you pick up your cat. That is, unless you happen to like getting scratched.

Mikkel Becker, a local animal trainer who writes for Vetstreet.com, says every cat wants to feel safe and supported.

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Business McDonald's earnings fall; changes afoot to woo customers
The world's largest hamburger chain reported falling earnings and sales for its fourth quarter on Friday and says it is going to take action this year to save money and bring customers back. This includes slowing down new restaurant openings in some markets.
Business UPS takes a hit during the holidays, cuts outlook
The huge cost of ensuring timely deliveries cost UPS during the holidays and the shipping company cut its outlook for the year. Its shares plunged almost 10 percent in morning trading Friday.

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