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Washington gets average grade for energy

Washington is just average when it comes to energy efficiency in a comparison with other states. In honor of National Energy Awareness Month, financial site WalletHub is ranking Washington 27th in the nation for energy efficiency. The study looked at…

Ballots in mail for General Election

Washington's 2016 Election voting period is under way, with counties mailing nearly 4.2 million ballots and awaiting a robust turnout of at least 80 percent. A handful of counties sent ballots on Tuesday. Both Benton and Franklin County sent out…

'Half-headed' man arrested -- again

(CNN) -- A man who was a viral sensation a few years ago because he has half a head is back in the news.Carlos Rodriguez, 31, was arrested earlier this week in Miami on arson and first-degree attempted murder charges.Police…

Nintendo Switch console looks like future of gaming

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Nintendo has revealed a unique new gaming console called Switch -- one part mobile, one part home console.Nintendo posted a three-minute trailer of its NX console on Thursday.In the trailer, gamers insert a slim tablet into…

Clinton leads in latest poll

Hillary Clinton is still holding a big lead in Washington heading into Wednesday's third and final debate in Las Vegas. The Democratic nominee is up by nearly 14 points in the latest RealClear Politics poll average among Washington voters. Polls…

Suspects on loose in San Francisco school shooting

(CNN) -- The shots rang out, one after the other, outside San Francisco's June Jordan School for Equity on Tuesday afternoon. At first, students shrugged off as a prank; that was, at least, until school officials triggered an immediate lockdown.In…

M&M's gets a trendy new filling: Caramel

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Milk chocolate, peanut and peanut butter are the stalwart M&M's flavors, but soon there will be a new option vying for your taste buds' attention.For the first time in the 75-year history of the brand, the…

Washington state has low impact on national elections

Washington voters aren't among the most powerful to impact next month's presidential election. Financial site WalletHub ranked Washington 40th in the nation according to a Presidential Election Voter Power Score it developed. It combines each state's probability of going red…

Large voter turnout in Washington state

New rankings show Washington is in the top half of states with the most consistent voting turnout. 24/7 Wall Street says Washington is 16th in the nation for the highest voter turnout over the last four presidential election cycles. The…

Viral Facebook hoax is back

A Facebook hoax telling users their posts will become public is circulating wide spread online...again.According to the post, Facebook users must share this message to keep the website from sharing their information, photos, etc. publicly.The posts are similar to this:"Better…

Former Miss Washington says Trump groped her

Days after the release of a video that contains lewd remarks about women made by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, a former Miss Washington USA is making national headlines with accusations that Trump inappropriately grabbed her at the time of…

Eastern Washington 'comes out' for LGBTQ community

[WATCH full video report on Facebook] TRI-CITIES, Wash. (KVEW-TV) - Millions of Americans celebrated who they are Tuesday for National Coming Out Day, including Spencer Holle of Kennewick. The Columbia Basin College sophomore remembers the date as if it was…

Online voter registration deadline is Monday

The Nov. 8 General Election is fast approaching and so are voter registration deadlines. Monday, Oct. 10 is the last day to register to vote online and to transfer or update existing registration information. The last day to register to…

Officials urge talks with Canada over the Columbia River

Washington Sen. Maria Cantwell and Secretary of State John Kerry want the United States to start talks with Canada on the Columbia River Treaty. The call comes just hours after the State Department finalized Circular 175, authorizing talks with Canada…

Unique Cle Elum chimp sanctuary works to expand

[View full video report on Facebook]CLE ELUM, Wash. -- "Hang on, wait for us [Jamie]!" Diana Goodrich calls out. A soft black figure bounds ahead up a grassy enclosure. Goodrich starts many of her days like this, walking up the…

Hillary Clinton makes campaign stop in Seattle

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton will be hosting a fundraiser at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle Friday, Oct. 14 Guest speakers will include Seattle musicians Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. Clinton campaign officials say prices to attend the event will range…