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November 1, 2013 at 6:56 AM
To get rid of a stinking, 8-ton whale on an Oregon beach in 1970, an engineer gained national fame when he blew up the huge critter with a half-ton of dynamite. George Thomas Thornton has died at 84. (The Seattle Times)
Speaking of whales, on Tuesday, a rather large pod of orcas circled a state ferry that was carrying tribal artifacts bound for a new museum at the ancestral home of Chief Seattle, almost as if escorting them. (The Associated Press)
A knife fight involving four people in Rainier Valley last night left all four of them injured, some with life-threatening wounds. This story will be updated this morning. (The Seattle Times)
A memorial for former House Speaker Tom Foley is scheduled this morning at St. Aloysius Church near Gonzaga University, his alma mater, in Spokane. Foley died last month at 84. (The Seattle Times)
The president of WSU canceled classes yesterday to showcase the campus of the state’s second-largest university on national television. The Cougs took a drubbing. Bud Withers: Cougars lose 55-21 to Arizona State. (The Seattle Times)
Weather this weekend: Rain, showers and more showers. The National Weather Service
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February 25, 2012 at 9:48 AM
Weather: Expect the wet and windy weather to continue Saturday. The National Weather Service says there may be a chance of snow overnight down to 300 feet. Skiers should rejoice as the passes are expected to receive a large snow dump today. The National Weather Service forecasts.
A state park ranger was killed near Seabeck Friday night in head-on crash. Investigators say the man may have been impaired. He was arrested for vehicular homicide. This is the latest in a string of bad news coming out of Kitsap County, which also dealt this week with a school shooting, a slain trooper and a driver who was killed after his car veered off the road into the water.
Newt Gingrich visited Federal Way on Friday and promised that, if elected, he’d lower gas prices to $2.50 a gallon. Unfortunately for him, the Associated Press did a fact check and found that presidents don’t have much power over gasoline prices. Gas prices mimic oil prices, and both foreign and domestic oil prices have been on the rise.
The Huskies will play Washington State today in Pullman, in a showdown that promises a large turnout. In fact, the last time WSU hosted Washington, the game drew twice the crowd the Cougars normally see.
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