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1 hr ago | The Hill

'Checking email from the beach, Washington?'

Many Washington officials are hitting the beach this week, but Microsoft isn't letting that stop its campaign against the Justice Department's storage of emails.

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1 hr ago | Streetsblog

Washingtonians Want Safe and Healthy Routes to Schools

According to a new statewide poll 88% of likely 2014 Washington voters polled say that we should plan our communities and schools to make sure children can walk or bike to school and stay safe from traffic and 87% say every child deserves to walk or bike to school on a safe route.

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Related Topix: Tyne and Wear County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Washington Government

4 hrs ago | Washington Examiner

Under assault from Big Green, coal is fighting back

When Oregon regulators killed plans for Columbia River coal export docks Aug. 18, Big Green redirected its minions and money northward to the decisive battlefield: Cherry Point, Wash., and the proposed $600 million Pacific Gateway Terminal for shipping 48 million tons of Powder River Basin coal annually from Montana , Wyoming and North Dakota to ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Jay Inslee, US House of Representatives, Democrat, North Dakota, US Governors, Washington Government, John Kitzhaber, Canada

9 hrs ago | KEPR CBS 19

More kids accuse suspected molester

A suspected child molester may have more charges coming to him. Police tell KEPR they have built four more cases against Vernon Gillett.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

Crosscut.com

The Daily Troll: UW Bothell a good deal. Weyerhaeuser moving north on ...

The University of Washington Bothell came in sixth best in the nation for offering students the most value for their money.

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Related Topix: University of Washington Bothell, Bothell, WA, University of Washington, Pioneer Square (Seattle, WA)

TheDenverChannel

Bank teller reports numb fingers from wet money

Flash Flood Watch issued August 26 at 5:47AM MDT expiring August 27 at 6:00AM MDT in effect for: Adams, Arapahoe, Douglas, Elbert, Lincoln, Washington Flash Flood Watch issued August 26 at 3:52AM MDT expiring August 29 at 6:00AM MDT in effect for: Cheyenne, Kit Carson, Yuma Flash Flood Watch issued August 25 at 10:27PM MDT expiring August 27 at ... (more)

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The Washington Evening Journal

Washington 4-H'ers take honors at Final Drive

Washington County Fair 4-H champions who participated included: Madison Fishback , Courtney Shalla , Haley Sweeting , Raigan Sprouse , Shaelynn Becker , Riley Sieren , Brett Wright .

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City Paper

Listen to "First Step," the First Single From Diamond District's March on Washington

It's been five years since the Diamond District released its stellar -dare I say classic?-debut album, In the Ruff , an astute depiction of young black Washington.

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Related Topix: Washington Government, Rock Creek Park, US National Parks, Music, Entertainment

Kirkland Reporter

Graduate Washington endorses Isenhower for State Senate

Student-driven advocacy organization Graduate Washington has announced its endorsement of 45th District Senate candidate Matt Isenhower along with four other candidates in various state races.

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Related Topix: Marcus, WA, Brady, WA

KHQ-TV Spokane

2 Bellevue police involved in traffic crash

Police in the Seattle suburb of Bellevue say two of their officers were involved in a traffic crash Monday night.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

Bainbridge Island Review

Incoming seniors relieved at loss of senior project requirement

This year's class of high school seniors will be the first in seven years to graduate without completing a culminating project.

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Related Topix: Washington Government, Education Etc.

Port Orchard Independent

Don Brunell | State's Strong employment, but warning lights flashing

In July, an average 6.2 percent of Americans were looking for work, while Washington State's unemployment rate dropped to 5.6 percent.

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Related Topix: Lancashire County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Merseyside County, England, Cheshire County, England, Vancouver, WA, Opinion

National Journal

200 Years Ago Today Washington Was On Fire

Washingtonians' August tradition of abandoning their city for more pleasant surroundings is nothing new; it's nearly as old as the Capitol itself.

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Related Topix: Tyne and Wear County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Washington Government, Maryland

The Stranger

Should Washington State Eliminate Our Statute of Limitations on Rape Charges?

Last week, Democratic nominee for Texas governor and serial badass Wendy Davis announced her desire to eliminate the statute of limitations for prosecuting cases of rape and sexual battery in Texas.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, US Politics, Maria Cantwell, US News, US Senate, Democrat

Seattle Times

3-minute recap: Video chat on problems, solutions for Washington's mental health system

In case you missed last Thursday's Google+ On Air Hangout on mental health care here in Washington state, here's a three-minute highlight video from the nearly 45-minute long online chat.

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Seattle Post-Intelligencer

US says American held in Syria has been freed

In this Tuesday, July 22, 2014, file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a joint news conference with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in Tel Aviv, Israel, regarding the Israel-Hamas war.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, US Politics, John Kerry, US News, US Senate, Democrat

Sun Aug 24, 2014

Covington Reporter

Nominations for a 2014 Corporations for Communities Award deadline approaching

Do you know a Washington corporation or business that contributes to your community? It could be providing volunteer help on projects, or donating money or supplies, or something else that makes a positive difference.

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The Columbian

U.S. says American held in Syria has been freed

In this image made from undated video obtained by The Associated Press, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, a man believed to be Peter Theo Curtis, a U.S. citizen held hostage by an al-Qaida linked group in Syria, delivers a statement.

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Related Topix: US Politics, John Kerry, US News, US Senate, Democrat

Star-Telegram.com

The nation's weather

A low pressure system moved across the northern tier of the country on Sunday, while a cold front extended from the Tennessee Valley to the Southeast.

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Examiner.com

Bucket List Adventure: Wine and Willows in Washington's Woodinville Wine Country

The best use of a strip center surely has to be in Woodinville, Wash., where deserted malls have been repopulated with wineries - dozens and dozens of them.

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Related Topix: Wine, Drink, Woodinville, WA, Home Gardening, Home

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