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Local As the rain keeps pouring down, Seattle sets rainfall record (New) As the rain keeps pouring down, Seattle sets rainfall record (Video)
February was among the wettest on record with 6.11" in Seattle. March did it one better and smashed the all time rain record with a whopping 9.44 inches.

While April likely won't make those lofty heights (11th wettest on record), when combined with the soggy February and March, they make quite the rain trio.
Local Fetal tissue, amputated limbs used to power Oregon homes
An Oregon county commission has ordered an incinerator to stop accepting boxed medical waste to generate electricity after learning the waste it's been burning may include tissue from aborted fetuses from British Columbia.
Local Taliban ready to deal on captive U.S. soldier? Taliban ready to deal on captive U.S. soldier?(Photo Gallery)
The captors of an American soldier held for nearly five years in Afghanistan have signaled a willingness to release him but are unclear which U.S. government officials have the authority to make a deal.
Local Avalanche warning for Mount Hood, Mount Rainier Avalanche warning for Mount Hood, Mount Rainier
The National Weather Service is warning of avalanches on the west slopes of the Cascades in Washington and Oregon Thursday morning because of heavy snow and rain in the mountains.