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News in Brief: Skiers Thinking Snow, PDC Struggles to Keep Up Website, Baby Jesus Missing from Capitol

SEATTLE (AP) -- The National Weather Service says a weekend storm could dump more than a foot of snow in the Cascades, and as much as 30 inches in some areas.

A winter storm watch says the storm is forecast to begin Friday night and continue through Saturday night

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Crews Behind Schedule On Trail Rebuilding After Oso Slide

OSO (AP) -- The rebuilding of a section of the Whitehorse Trail in Snohomish County that was destroyed in the Oso mudslide has been delayed.

Officials say they need additional time for planning and permitting and are keeping a close eye on water flow along the trail

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Sound Transit Scurries to Get Trains Going for Seahawks Game

SEATTLE (AP) -- Sound Transit hopes to resume Sounder train service north of Seattle in time for Sunday's Seahawks game.

Passenger train service was halted between Everett and Seattle's King Street station for 48 hours because of a mudslide on Wednesday

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How to Open Champagne With a Rifle and Win New Year’s

New Year's Eve is right around the bend, so why not make a splash when it comes to uncorking a bottle of bubbly?

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Washington’s Minimum Wage Rising to $9.47 an Hour Next Week

SEATTLE (AP) -- Washington state's minimum wage will rise to the highest in the nation on Jan. 1.

The Seattle Times reports (http://bit.ly/1dcGPu6) that the minimum wage in the state will hit $9.47 an hour then

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State-Funded Preschools Yielding Higher Test Scores, Study Finds

SEATTLE (AP) — A new study shows low-income kids from Washington state who go to a state-supported preschool are likely to do better academically than their peers at least through fifth grade.

Researchers found Washington state's Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program has a positive impact on third-, fourth- and fifth-grade test scores, which were given five or six years after the students were in preschool

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Maybe if he could've handled a kayak like explorer Lewis Gordon Pugh (shown here in a 2008 Getty Images photo), the fleeing mail-thief suspect Sammamish would've gotten away.
Maybe if he could've handled a kayak like explorer Lewis Gordon Pugh (shown here in a 2008 Getty Images photo), the fleeing mail-thief suspect Sammamish would've gotten away.
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Good Samaritan Jumps in Kayak, Helps Cops Catch Fleeing Mail-Thief Suspect

SAMMAMISH (AP) -- A fast-paddling good Samaritan in a kayak helped sheriff's deputies in western Washington nab a suspected Christmas mail thief.

Q13 reports (http://is.gd/XNy7tv ) deputies receive

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You’ll Never Guess How This Homeless Man Spent $100

Sure, maybe you donate money to the homeless. But did you ever wonder where that cash goes?

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Police Chief Wants To Talk To You In 2015

Yakima Police Chief Dominic Rizzi says it's his quest to open communication between the police department and citizens of Yakima in 2015. Rizzi says he wants to start the Coffee With a Cop program and create other ways police can directly interact with people they serve in Yakima

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Another Pot Ban Upheld By State Judge

Retail marijuana sales are banned in the city of Yakima, and other cities are doing the same. Now, for the fifth time, a Superior Court judge Monday agreed with an opinion issued by the Attorney General’s Office earlier this year, concluding that nothing in Initiative 502 overrides local governments’ authority to regulate or ban marijuana businesses

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