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YouNews Windy Day in Tri Cities Windy Day in Tri Cities
This was So cool.. I was out looking for Photo opportunities to test out the new Wide Angle Lens when I saw this tornado (Large Dirt Devil Really) but I'll call it a tornado just for literary purposes.

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Offbeat Ugliness is gorgeous at 'Beautiful Bulldog' event Ugliness is gorgeous at 'Beautiful Bulldog' event(Photo Gallery)
Lucey beat out 49 drooling competitors Monday to take this year's "Beautiful Bulldog" pageant, a tongue-in-cheek event designed to kick off the weeklong Drake Relays, an internationally renowned track and field meet in Des Moines.

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Local Washington demands negotiations with DOE over Hanford Washington demands negotiations with DOE over Hanford
The state sent a letter Wednesday to the U.S. Department of Justice asking to start a 40-day period of negotiations under the terms of a federal court agreement with the Department of Energy.
Local Pasco named one of Washington's "Cities on the Rise"
The national real estate search site Estately ranked Pasco number two in the state on an index that included population and income increases and reductions in poverty and crime rates.

Sports

Sports Seahawks open season at home against Packers
The Seattle Seahawks will open the season at home against the Green Bay Packers on Sept. 4, the NFL announced as it unveiled its schedule for the 2014 season.
Sports Seager's walk-off HR breaks M's 8 game losing streak
Kyle Seager hit a three-run homer with one out in the bottom of the ninth and the Seattle Mariners rallied for a 5-3 win over the Houston Astros on Wednesday to snap an eight-game losing streak.

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National & World New Georgia law allows guns in bars, churches, schools New Georgia law allows guns in bars, churches, schools
Criticized by one group as the "guns everywhere" bill, Georgia took a big step Wednesday toward expanding where licensed carriers can take their weapons, with the governor signing a law that allows them in bars without restriction and in some churches, schools and government buildings under certain circumstances.
National & World (New) Homeowner: 2 teens shot were 'vermin,' not human
A Minnesota man who killed two teenagers who broke into his home can be heard on an audio recording talking to himself for hours after the shooting and at one point, apparently describing the slain teens as "vermin."

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Consumer 'Tech Support' computer scams on the rise 'Tech Support' computer scams on the rise
The so-called "Tech Support Scam" has been around for years, but a recent spike in complaints to the Problem Solvers suggests the crooks are acceleration their bogus operations and perhap modifying their approach.

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Technology

Technology Memory Lane: Traveling through time on Google maps(Photo Gallery)
Trips down memory lane are now available on Google's digital maps. The new twist on time travel is debuting Wednesday as part of the "Street View" feature in Google's maps, a navigational tool that attracts more than 1 billion visitors each month.

Health

Health Kids get codeine in ER despite risks, guidelines
Despite recommended limits on codeine use in children, the potent painkiller is prescribed for children in at least half a million emergency room visits each year, a study suggests.
Health DNA alternative to Pap smear sparks medical debate
A high-tech screening tool for cervical cancer is facing pushback from more than a dozen patient groups, who warn that the genetic test could displace a simpler, cheaper and more established mainstay of women's health: the Pap smear.

Business

Business Gay small business owners still face challenges
Despite increasing acceptance of homosexuality in the U.S., gay small business owners say they still encounter discrimination from possible customers and investors.
Business European recovery shows signs of strengthening
A closely watched survey has found business activity across the 18-country eurozone running at a three-year high, in perhaps the clearest sign yet that the economic recovery is gaining momentum.

Consumer

Consumer Is it really an allergy? How you can tell
Maybe it's watery eyes, stuffy nose, hives or itchy skin. Whatever they may be, your symptoms have you wondering if you're allergic to something. Finding out isn't all that difficult.