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Google is dropping fat stacks of cash in Washington

Google's growing investment in lobbying highlights its expanding presence as it fights antitrust battles and grows its business into new areas such as broadband and self-driving cars.

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Kraft giving Mac & Cheese a makeover

Starting in January, Kraft says its mac and cheese will be colored with paprika, annatto and turmeric.

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You can smoke in Willie Nelson style

The music legend is preparing to release Willie Weed.

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300 strangers attend girl’s birthday party after classmates say no

Every kid in Mackenzie Moretter's class turned down an invite to her 10th birthday party. What happened next is truly amazing.

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Google goes more mobile

The company is tweaking its formula for helping people find things — based on how they search.

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Dog flu: Puppies sniffling across U.S.

Not all infected dogs show symptoms. Some get a cough, runny nose and fever. Severe cases can lead to pneumonia and death.

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‘Model G’ closing the gap in hospital gown fashion

A Detroit-based health system is rolling out a hospital gown that aims to offer more style and fix a lack of rear coverage by other gowns.

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The $70,000 minimum wage

A Seattle company is giving its employees a big raise.

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Eat more bugs!

They hop. They crawl. They squirm. And they could be coming to a dinner plate near you.

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Those shrinking airline seats might be bad for your health

More seats on a plane may make more money for the airline, but some are complaining about the cramped space.

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U.S. airlines aren’t making the grade

A new report suggests airlines are flying into a cloud bank when it comes to quality.

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Apple backlogged as shoppers get first look at watch

Customers preordering Apple's smartwatch will have to wait at least a month for delivery.

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Saving soap is saving lives

A non-profit group is on a mission to save lives, one bar of recycled hotel soap at a time.

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Apple Watch sleek, stylish but not for everyone

The new smartwatch - slated for release later this month - is a "beautiful" piece of tech with shortcomings that may limit its appeal.

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Can phone companies do more to block robocalls?

Tired of those annoying, sometimes costly, robocalls favored by scammers?

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Toilets on wheels help keep neighborhood clean

Mobile, solar-powered toilets are helping to keep the streets of one San Francisco neighborhood sanitary.

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Forget ‘friend’ requests, Facebook is in the divorce business

A judge has given an NYC woman permission to file for divorce via a Facebook message.

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Starbucks expanding free college tuition program

Baristas can now get a bachelor's degree for free.

FILE - This Feb. 1, 2011 file photo shows medical marijuana clone plants at a medical marijuana dispensary in Oakland, Calif. Despite new rules that say only about 140 medical marijuana dispensaries are eligible to stay open, more than 450 have filed renewals to pay Los Angeles business taxes this year.

Washington state job seekers … this bud’s for you

Legal pot has created job opportunities for people in Washington state who trim the marijuana plants with tiny scissors.

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France moves to ban anorexic models

It could soon be a crime to use super skinny models.

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WWU women cruise to fifth consecutive GNAC golf title

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Junior Kristen Hansen takes medalist honors, freshman Jenn Paul ties for third

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Seattle with franchise record 5 prime-time games in ’15

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The Seattle Seahawks are scheduled to play a franchise record five prime-time games in the 2015 season, including a Week 2 NFC championship game rematch at Green Bay.

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Steelers-Patriots to open 2015 schedule on a Thursday night

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The New England Patriots will host the Pittsburgh Steelers to open the NFL season on Thursday night, Sept. 10.

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City councilmember Jon Mutchler running for mayor of Ferndale

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Mutchler has been endorsed by current mayor Gary Jensen

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Construction on Alabama Street to start in late May

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Work expected to take about 3 months