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Local FEMA rejects Washington appeal for wildfire victim aid (New) FEMA rejects Washington appeal for wildfire victim aid
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has once again denied a Washington state request for aid to individuals affected by this summer's wildfires in Okanogan County and on the Colville Reservation.

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Local (New) FEMA rejects Washington appeal for wildfire victim aid
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has once again denied a Washington state request for aid to individuals affected by this summer's wildfires in Okanogan County and on the Colville Reservation.
Local 27 arrested as party police bust Puyallup teen's booze-fest
A 16-year-old Puyallup boy called the police on his own party last weekend after a throng of drunken teenagers "escaped from the home, broke down his parents' back fence" and "stampeded across a neighbor's yard," according to prosecutors.

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YouNews Goodbye Summer! Goodbye Summer!
With the Autumnal Equinox starting late last night, I ventured to Gas Works Park to capture Seattle's last day of summer. Pictures were taken between 6:30 and 7:00 PM.

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Local Workers allege racism at Seattle tunnel site (Video)
A group of African American workers is suing the companies hired to dig Sound Transit's light rail tunnel between the University of Washington and Capitol Hill in Seattle, saying they were assigned demeaning tasks and quickly fired because of their race
Local Girl reports attempted abduction near Issaquah school
Police are investigating after a stranger reportedly approached a girl walking to school Tuesday morning in Issaquah and told her to get in his car. The girl ran from the scene and got away.

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National & World (New) Massive wharf fire disrupts Los Angeles-area sea ports
A fire that raged overnight on the underside of an old wooden wharf was finally quelled Tuesday but not before all container terminals at the Port of Los Angeles and several in adjacent Long Beach harbor were shut down because of worries about unhealthy smoke.
National & World Judge dismisses snowboarder suit against ski area
A federal judge in Utah on Tuesday tossed a lawsuit brought by snowboarders against one of the last ski resorts in the country to prohibit their sport, ruling that boarders don't have a constitutional right to practice their sport at the private resort.

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Sports Hernandez hit hard as Blue Jays rout Mariners (New) Hernandez hit hard as Blue Jays rout Mariners
Dalton Pompey hit his first major league homer and the Toronto Blue Jays roughed up Felix Hernandez for a career worst-tying eight earned runs in a 10-2 victory over the Mariners that further dented Seattle's fading wild-card chances.
Sports Seahawks regain top spot of AP Pro32 rankings
Russell Wilson's clutch plays in overtime helped the Seattle Seahawks fend off Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos. It also put them on top of the latest AP Pro32 power rankings.
Sports Seahawks enter bye week after OT thriller
The defensive performance Pete Carroll got from his Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl last February led to the most lopsided championship game in more than 20 years.
Sports Bautista homers, Jays rout Mariners 14-4
Jose Bautista homered and reached base four times, J.A. Happ won for the first time in four starts and the Toronto Blue Jays dealt a blow to Seattle's wild card hopes, routing the Mariners 14-4 Monday night.

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Seattle Refined - Life is Different Here First ever Seattle Sweet Week starts Thursday (Video)
I know, I know - we just posted about Burger Week at Red Cow. What can we say? We live in a world where anyone can proclaim any day or week whatever they want (last week was National Talk Like A Pirate Day - seriously). But we will never complain if it's celebrating things like sweets and burgers.

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Consumer Foreign language marketer sued over 'Negative Option' plan (New) Foreign language marketer sued over 'Negative Option' plan (Video)
A federal law passed in 2010 requires companies that do business with you on the internet to make the terms and conditions upfront and very clear. But the state Attorney General says a company known nationwide for selling foreign language courses online- tricked millions of people into paying way more than they thought they were paying. Now, the state says PimsleurApproach.com is the first company to be sued for alleged violations of the Restore Online Shoppers Confidence Act (ROSCA).
Technology Government hackers try to crack HealthCare.gov Government hackers try to crack HealthCare.gov
The government's own watchdogs tried to hack into HealthCare.gov earlier this year and found what they termed a critical vulnerability - but also came away with respect for some of the health insurance site's security features.

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Weather So how best to celebrate autumn? In (corny) song! So how best to celebrate autumn? In (corny) song!
Now, I've learned over the years there is a fairly even split here between those who love the days on end of 80 degrees, and those who much prefer 60s and cloudy. Now that the sun fans have had their tune, it's time for those who are eager to do so to celebrate autumn.

With that, I present this melody to hum today, sung to the tune of Olaf's "In Summer" song from the movie Frozen. (If you have don't have kids, and/or don't know the melody -- which if you do have kids it's likely impossible not to have heard this song, here is the original, and you're welcome for getting this stuck in your head for the next week :)
Weather Seattle finishes up 2nd hottest summer on record at Sea-Tac Seattle finishes up 2nd hottest summer on record at Sea-Tac
The rains this morning were an emphatic end to what will go down as the second-hottest summer on record at Sea-Tac Airport, which has data going back to 1945.

The average high temperature from June 21 through September 21 this year was 79.3 degrees, falling just behind 1967's 79.5 degree average (and just ahead of 3rd place. Guess what summer that was? Last year! 2013 averaged 78.6 degrees)

Our toasty numbers this year make sense when you consider 40 of the 92 days of our summer were warmer than 80 degrees -- meaning nearly half our summer was spent over 80 degrees! And 21 of those days were 85 degrees or warmer with five days at 90 or hotter.

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Technology Astronauts getting 3-D printer at space station
NASA is sending a 3-D printer to the International Space Station in hopes that astronauts will be able to one day fix their spacecraft by cranking out spare parts on the spot.

Business

Business European economic survey signals waning growth
Further evidence emerged Tuesday to show that the 18-country eurozone economy is failing to find any renewed momentum despite a raft of stimulus measures from the European Central Bank.

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Offbeat Can stuffing pork up your nose cure nosebleeds?
Scientists who found that sticking cured pork up your nose can stop an uncontrollable nosebleed and owning a cat can be hazardous to your mental health are among this year's winners of the Ig Nobel prize.