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Sports Seager, Ackley lead Mariners past Mets 5-2 Seager, Ackley lead Mariners past Mets 5-2
Kyle Seager drove in two runs, Mike Zunino homered into the second deck at Safeco Field and Dustin Ackley stole a home run with a leaping catch at the wall in the Seattle Mariners' 5-2 win over the New York Mets on Monday night.
Sports Seahawks say what happened last season is history
Soon after the parade and television appearances and celebrations were over, the message changed for the Seattle Seahawks. Winning the first Super Bowl in franchise history was just that - history.
Sports Hawks fans want to build statue of Sherman's famous 'tip' play(Video)
Two Seahawks fans are raising money to build a bronze statue of Richard Sherman's famous defensive tipaway in the last moments of the NFC championship game - the play that sent Seattle to Super Bowl XLVIII and has come to be known as "The Tip."
Sports Angels rally in 9th against Rodney to beat M's 6-5
Grant Green hit a bases-loaded single off Fernando Rodney with two out in the ninth inning after Albert Pujols tied the score with an RBI double, and the Angels pulled out a 6-5 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday.

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Consumer Popular mobile fashion boutique snagged by city permit confusion Popular mobile fashion boutique snagged by city permit confusion (Video)
The owner of a popular local clothing boutique just learned she may be forced to button up some of her business in order to stay legal. She's part of the new and growing trend of turning box trucks into traveling retail stores. But confusion over permits is unraveling part of her business plan, and she's not alone.
Technology Verizon launches rewards program with tracking Verizon launches rewards program with tracking
Verizon Wireless is launching a nationwide loyalty program this week for its 100-million-plus subscribers. There's a twist, though: To earn points for every dollar spent, subscribers must consent to have their movements tracked.
Healthworks FBI issues warning about air conditioner coolant FBI issues warning about air conditioner coolant
As the U.S. tries to phase out a polluting refrigerant that is used in millions of air conditioners across the country, unapproved coolant is popping up on the market - with potentially dangerous consequences.

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Weather Northwest wildfires take 'shine' out of Midwestern sunshine Northwest wildfires take 'shine' out of Midwestern sunshine
The wildfires raging across Washington, Oregon and Idaho are not only bringing a dense, smoky haze to much of the area just to the east of the Cascades, but its effects are being felt over 1,000 miles away across the Upper Midwest.

Jonathan Yuhas, a meteorologist with KSTP-TV in Minneapolis, noted that skies over Minnesota have taken a "frosty haze" to them ever since the wildfires have erupted here in the Northwest.
Viewfinder Carlton Complex fire cuts through Pateros Carlton Complex fire cuts through Pateros(Photo Gallery)(Video)
The Carlton Complex fire cut right through the heart of Pateros late Thursday night. Residents had just minutes to grab what they could and evacuate as flames came over the hill.

Lindsay Cohen and I made drove into Pateros early Friday morning, as did many of those who had to flee the night before.

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Entertainment Photos: Pemberton Music Fest brings big names to Northwest(Photo Gallery)
About a four hour drive from Seattle, Pemberton Music Festival is nestled under tree-covered mountains in Pemberton, British Columbia. After an eight year hiatus, the biggest names in music and tens of thousands of fans came out for the three day festival with acts such as Outkast, Nine Inch Nails, Frank Ocean, Snoop Dog and more.
Entertainment 'Simpsons' marathon, digital Simpsons World coming
The full 25-year run of "The Simpsons" will arrive on cable channel FXX with a summer marathon, to be followed this fall by a digital extravaganza that could turn other TV shows yellow with envy.

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Technology Amazon rolls out 'Netflix-for-books' style service
Amazon is rolling out a new subscription service that will allow unlimited access to thousands of electronic books and audiobooks for $9.99 a month in the online giant's latest effort to attract more users.
Technology After hybrid success, Toyota gambles on fuel cell
Rocket science long dismissed as too impractical and expensive for everyday cars is getting a push into the mainstream by Toyota, the world's top-selling automaker.

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Business (New) U.S. home sales increase 2.6 percent in June
Sales of previously owned homes rose for a third straight month in June, pushing activity to the highest level in eight months and providing evidence that housing is regaining lost momentum.

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Offbeat California homeowners warned about brown lawns
Some homeowners following the state's new drought-conscious motto that brown is the new green are being warned by local governments that they could be slapped with fines because of those dried up lawns.
Offbeat Investor submits signatures to split California into 6 states(Photo Gallery)
Silicon Valley venture capitalist Tim Draper began submitting signatures Tuesday for a ballot initiative that would ask voters to split California into six separate states, a move he said would create governments that are more manageable and responsive to residents' needs.