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Agriculture Made Billions for Washington in 2013

The state's top farm crops, including apples, milk and wheat, were worth $4.5 billion to farmers in 2013.

That's according to information recently released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The Tri-City Herald reports that at least six of the state's 10 most valuable crops saw gains in 2013

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Non-Compete Clauses Becoming More Common in Unexpected Places

Leaving an old job for a better paycheck? Maybe not, if the old boss can help it.

A lawsuit targeting fast-food sandwich chain Jimmy John's has put scrutiny on agreements banning low- and middle-wage workers from competing against their former employers

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Pyrotechnics Crew Gets Space Needle Ready for New Year’s Eve Party

SEATTLE (AP) — A fireworks crew worked in near-freezing temperatures under a blue sky Tuesday setting pyrotechnics on the Space Needle for the New Year's Eve show at the Seattle Center.

T-Mobile is sponsoring the eight-minute midnight show, which also will be broadcast on KING 5 Television

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Orca Network Spots Newborn Baby Whale North of San Juan Island

SEATTLE (AP) -- The Orca Network says a baby orca has been born to the endangered population of killer whales that frequent Puget Sound.

The group's executive director Howard Garrett says the baby was spotted with its mother Tuesday in the waters of Canada north of San Juan Island

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Sunnyside Hospital Gunman Was Suicidal, Police Say

SUNNYSIDE (AP) -- Police say a man who fired a shotgun in the emergency room of Sunnyside Community Hospital hoped to provoke an officer into "suicide by cop."

The shotgun blast Saturday didn't hit anyone, but an officer working as a security guard suffered a cut on his head in the fight to disarm the man

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