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Storm top Mercury; Griner hurt

the Seattle Storm win 80-65 over the Phoenix Mercury Tuesday night at US Airways Center

Clint Dempsey holds up a Seattle Sounders jersey after he was introduced as the newest player for the MLS soccer team, Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, in Seattle. Dempsey previously played for Tottenham Hotspur in the English Premier League. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Seattle sells out Aug. 25 match vs. rival Portland

CenturyLink sellout for Clint Dempsey’s expected Sounders debut.

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Seattle’s revamped D-line ready for preseason

Seahawks have three new lineman as they start season without Irvin and Clemons

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Canucks ink first-round picks Horvat, Shinkaruk

Vancouver signs both forwards to entry-level contracts

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Bellingham United FC to join new Evergreen Premier League

The newly formed in-state league will begin play in May of 2014.

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Mariners send Wilhelmsen to AAA Tacoma; Capps recalled

in other moves Jason Bay is released and Franklin Gutierrez returns from his AAA rehab assignment.

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Former Cardinal Doucet battling for roster spot with Seahawks

Doucet one of 13 receivers with Seattle vying for playing time

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NBA suspends Trail Blazers guard

Terrel Harris out five games for violating the league’s drug policy

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Bells host non-league games Tuesday and Wednesday

Team has ground to make up on division co-leaders

Clint Dempsey holds up a Seattle Sounders jersey after he was introduced as the newest player for the MLS soccer team, Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, in Seattle. Dempsey previously played for Tottenham Hotspur in the English Premier League. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Dempsey joins Seattle in prime of his career

Dempsey signs with the Seattle Sounders as their newest designated player.

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New wildfire burns buildings, forces residents to flee

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Just days after a wildfire tore through homes in central Washington, a new blaze in the hot, dry region has burned some buildings and forced about two dozen residents to flee.

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Columbia River water temperature is hottest since 1950

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The Columbia River is the warmest it has been since 1950.

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12-year-old burned by fireworks near Auburn stand

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Fire officials say a 12-year-old boy has been taken to a Seattle hospital after being burned by fireworks near an Auburn fireworks stand.

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Officials rule out natural causes in Wenatchee blaze

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Authorities say a wildfire that has destroyed nearly 30 homes in the central Washington city of Wenatchee was likely human-caused.

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Legislative all-nighter: ‘Nasty things slip through’

A sidewalk outside the Legislative building is bustling with people on the first day of the 2014 session of the Washington state Legislature, Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash.

When lawmakers race to pass budgets and bills by working into the early morning hours, advocates of open government say they are working in the dark in more ways than one.