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The Moda Center, home to the Portland Trail Blazers basketball team, is shown in Portland, Ore., Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014.

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Trail Blazers defeat Warriors

Trail Blazers beat the defending champion Golden State Warriors 118-101 in a preseason game on Thursday night.


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Hasselbeck & Colts beat Texans on Thursday Night Football

Andre Johnson caught two touchdown passes from Matt Hasselbeck to help the Indianapolis Colts beat the Houston Texans 27-20 on Thursday night.

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Washington gets defensive, holds on to upset No. 17 USC

Myles Gaskin ran for 134 yards and a fourth-quarter touchdown, and Washington shut down No. 17 Southern California's high-powered offense throughout a 17-12 victory over the Trojans


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McHugh pitches Astros to 5-2 win over Royals to open ALDS

The Houston Astros beat the Kansas City Royals at their own game Thursday night, relying on sharp pitching from Collin McHugh and stingy defense


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Washington state asks China to consider loaning pandas

Washington state lawmakers are asking Chinese President Xi Jinping to consider loaning some pandas to the Pacific Northwest.

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Truant label more likely to go to poor, minority students

A new state education report says poor and minority students are more likely to be labeled as truants in Washington.

Washington state Auditor Troy Kelley speaks at a news conference, Thursday, April 16, 2015, in Tacoma, Wash. Earlier in the day, Kelley entered a not guilty plea to a federal grand jury indictment on charges of filing false tax returns, attempted obstruction of a civil lawsuit and possession of stolen property.

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Republican senator says he’ll run for Washington auditor

A state senator says he's running to replace indicted state Auditor Troy Kelley.

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Inslee orders another rewrite of clean-water rules

Facing pressure from federal regulators, Gov. Jay Inslee is taking another stab at updating clean-water rules partly tied to how much fish people eat.

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Prosecutors: Russian lawmaker and jailed son plot escape

Federal prosecutors say a member of the Russian parliament has been plotting with his son, held in a federal prison, to tamper with a witness, manipulate his case and possibly plan an escape.


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Study: Highway runoff kills salmon but filters can help

New research says highway runoff is killing adult coho salmon in Puget Sound but simple filtering methods can help fish survive.

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Delta flight turns back after striking bird

Officials with the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport say a Delta Air Lines flight headed from Seattle to Hong Kong has turned back and landed safely after striking a bird.

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22 cases of West Nile virus in Washington, 1 death

State health officials say there were 22 cases of West Nile virus in humans this season and one death. That's about double the total number of cases last year.

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6 workers injured in explosion at dam in Washington state

Officials with the Grant Public Utility District say six employees have been injured in an explosion at Priest Rapids Dam on the Columbia River.

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WWU roundup

A summary of Thursday night's action for the volleyball, along with the women's and men's soccer teams.

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Former Husky Hau’oli Kikaha riding wave of early success in New Orleans

Not only has the 6-foot-3, 246-pound Kikaha posted three sacks in his first four NFL games, but he's also forced a pair of fumbles — both of which resulted in turnovers — and has been in on 26 tackles.


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Woman blames Costco for home’s crumbling foundation

Nikki Penny told KING-5 news she blames the construction of Bellingham's Costco. Her problems began, she says, after they started clearing land to build.

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Murray urges congress to take action on gun control

What will it take for congress to adopt simple, common-sense gun reforms? That was the question posed by Washington Senator…

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He’s a Dawg, Sehome’s Taylor Rapp makes it official

The star defensive back announced his signing via Twitter Wednesday.


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Seattle relishing consistency of kicker Steven Hauschka

Hauschka is 10 of 10 on field goals, including hitting a pair of 50-yarders in last Monday's 13-10 win over Detroit. Hauschka became the first Seattle kicker to make two 50-yard kicks in the same game since Josh Brown in 2007.


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Chirinos 2-run homer leads Rangers over Blue Jays 5-3

Yovani Gallardo (1-0) allowed two runs and four hits in five innings, improving to 4-0 with a 1.78 ERA in four career starts against Toronto.

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Lynden's Jordan Wittenberg

Jordan Wittenberg ran for two touchdowns and caught another to lead Lynden past Burlington-Edison on KPUG.

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NLDS: DeGrom outduels Kershaw, Mets beat Dodgers; Lackey dominates, Cards blank Cubs


Game 2 of the best-of-five series is Saturday. The Cardinals turn to lefty Jaime Garcia against Kyle Hendricks for the NL wild-card winners. Zach Greinke starts for the Dodgers against Noah Syndergaard for the Mets.

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Jackson left mark on Seahawks in start against Bengals


"I don't think any of us that were there at the time will ever forget how we felt about him and the courage that he showed and the toughness he showed and the resourcefulness to throw a football in the NFL with a torn pec," head coach Pete Carroll said

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ALDS: Alberto, Rangers beat Blue Jays in 14th; Royals even series with Astros

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The Rangers take a 2-0 lead back to Texas for game three on Sunday.

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Bae leads an International team rally amid Mickelson mistake at Presidents Cup


Phil Mickelson and Zach Johnson were assessed a one-hole penalty at No. 7 when Mickelson used a different model golf ball, ultimately costing the Americans the match.