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Most Congested Memorial Weekend Since 2005

If you are driving somewhere this Memorial weekend you are not alone. According to AAA more than 37 million people are expected to travel this Memorial Day - the most since 2005.  And more people on the road means a greater potential for distracted driving and accidents

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Some State Pot Shops Sold Pot To Underage Customers

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state marijuana enforcement officials say four of the 22 legal pot shops tested in an initial round of sting operations this month failed by selling to minors.

The state Liquor Control Board says two shops in Tacoma, Mary Mart and Emerald Leaves, and two in Everett, Green City Collective and Purple Haze, sold marijuana to people under the legal age of 21 during checks conducted last Friday to Monday

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You Could Save A Life This Memorial Weekend

If you are willing to help save a life, the American Red Cross needs your blood.

The Red Cross has kicked off a major campaign called "100 days of summer, 100 days of hope." Spokesman Jared Schultzman says Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer and vacation season, and the start of a seasonal decline in blood and platelet donations

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Watch David Letterman’s Final, Star-Studded Top Ten List

There were no scheduled guests on the final episode of The Late Show With David Letterman (minus The Foo Fighters, who closed out the night with a performance of “Everlong”), but that didn’t mean that a few of Letterman’s old friends didn’t stop by to say goodbye one last time. Some of the funniest people alive all came together to present one final Top Ten list, Things I've Always Wanted to Say To Dave.

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Yakima Mother Gets 10 Years for Starving Daughters

A Yakima mother was sentenced to 10 years in prison for locking her twin daughters in a room and leaving them starving.

Police arrested 29-year-old Kia Martinez in February on charges that she locked up her daughters, without food, for weeks

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Woman From Zillah Killed In Crash On I-82

A 21-year-old woman from Zillah died in a crash on Interstate 82 near Zillah on Wednesday.

The Washington State Patrol reports that Adeleny Pacheco was driving a 1997 Dodge Caravan east on I-82 around 3 p

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First Dinosaur Fossil Found In State Of Washington

SEATTLE (AP) — Scientists have uncovered Washington's first dinosaur fossil, in a state park on the San Juan Islands.
Paleontologists announced the find on Wednesday at Seattle's Burke Museum

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Yakima’s Taylor Music Burglarized

Yakima Police are investigating a burglary reported Tuesday at Taylor Music on West Yakima Avenue. Police say the thieves stole equipment and musical instruments, including nine guitars that store officials say are easily recognizable

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Judge Approves Dairy Consent Decree Dairies Taking Action

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A federal judge presiding over the lawsuit case against three dairies has approved a consent decree agreed upon by the opposing parties.

The legally binding agreement between environmentalists and Cow Palace dairy went into effect Tuesday

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Paredes’ HR, 4 RBIs Power Orioles Past Mariners 9-4

BALTIMORE (AP) — Jimmy Paredes homered and had a career-high four RBIs, and the Baltimore Orioles overcame a home run by former teammate Nelson Cruz in a 9-4 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night

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