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Entertainment Photos: Pemberton Music Fest brings big names to Northwest Photos: Pemberton Music Fest brings big names to Northwest(Photo Gallery)
About a four hour drive from Seattle, Pemberton Music Festival is nestled under tree-covered mountains in Pemberton, British Columbia. After an eight year hiatus, the biggest names in music and tens of thousands of fans came out for the three day festival with acts such as Outkast, Nine Inch Nails, Frank Ocean, Snoop Dog and more.


Offbeat California homeowners warned about brown lawns California homeowners warned about brown lawns
Some homeowners following the state's new drought-conscious motto that brown is the new green are being warned by local governments that they could be slapped with fines because of those dried up lawns.

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YouNews Free Food For Our Family Free Food For Our Family
Free Food For our Family , well almost free,
we only paid a total of 5 bucks in seeds and 5 dollars for the 3 eggplants.

The tomato plant has the Orange Cherries nd they are a sweet variety. The corn is a sweet corn that is white.


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National & World Clinton: US, Europe should get tough on Russia
Hillary Rodham Clinton said Monday that the U.S. and Europe should work together to develop tougher sanctions on Russia while she backed President Barack Obama's calls for a thorough investigation into the passenger jet that was shot down last week over Ukraine.


Sports Thorns score 4 unanswered goals in 6-3 win over Boston
Portland Thorns FC forward Christine Sinclair scored the first hat-trick in club history and the fourth in National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) history, as Portland tallied four unanswered goals in a 6-3 victory against the Boston Breakers in front of 14,383 fans at Providence Park on Sunday afternoon.
Sports Rory McIlroy wins British Open for 3rd major
Staked to a six-shot lead going into the final round, Rory McIlroy turned back every challenge. He made two key birdies around the turn, and delivered a majestic drive at just the right moment to close with a 1-under 71 and complete his wire-to-wire victory.
Sports Timbers top Rapids 2-1
Maximiliano Urruti and Diego Valeri each scored in the second half to give Portland a 2-1 win over visiting Colorado on Friday night.
Sports Lawyer: Clippers sale could miss August deadline
A lawyer for the man offering to buy the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion told a judge Friday that Donald Sterling's stalling tactics are threatening to doom the sale by pushing it past a contractual deadline.

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Home 99-year-old golfer still hitting the links 99-year-old golfer still hitting the links(Video)
An elderly Missouri man is living out his golden years on the links. The 99-year-old is rarely seen without a golf club. And, as Frank Cusumano shows us, it could be what keeps him going.

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Politics Study: Record-low turnouts seen in some primaries Study: Record-low turnouts seen in some primaries
More than half the states to hold primary elections so far have seen record-low turnouts, according to a nonpartisan survey of voter rolls released Monday. That perhaps is a sign of widespread apathy within both political parties ahead of November's midterm elections.
Politics Obama touts expansion of program for minority boys Obama touts expansion of program for minority boys
President Barack Obama announced a major expansion of his initiative to improve the lives of boys and young men of color, with educators, star athletes, companies and foundations announcing partnerships to help minority boys in conjunction with his "My Brother's Keeper" program.


Weather Blog Northwest wildfires take 'shine' out of Midwestern sunshine Northwest wildfires take 'shine' out of Midwestern sunshine
The wildfires raging across Washington, Oregon and Idaho are not only bringing a dense, smoky haze to much of the area just to the east of the Cascades, but its effects are being felt over 1,000 miles away across the Upper Midwest.

Jonathan Yuhas, a meteorologist with KSTP-TV in Minneapolis, noted that skies over Minnesota have taken a "frosty haze" to them ever since the wildfires have erupted here in the Northwest.

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Technology Verizon launches rewards program with tracking
Verizon Wireless is launching a nationwide loyalty program this week for its 100-million-plus subscribers. There's a twist, though: To earn points for every dollar spent, subscribers must consent to have their movements tracked.
Technology Amazon rolls out 'Netflix-for-books' style service
Amazon is rolling out a new subscription service that will allow unlimited access to thousands of electronic books and audiobooks for $9.99 a month in the online giant's latest effort to attract more users.
Technology After hybrid success, Toyota gambles on fuel cell
Rocket science long dismissed as too impractical and expensive for everyday cars is getting a push into the mainstream by Toyota, the world's top-selling automaker.


Politics Family spokesman: Ex-Oregon Gov. Vic Atiyeh dies
Vic Atiyeh, Oregon's last Republican governor who shepherded the state through a deep recession during two terms in the 1980s, died Sunday night, a family spokesman said.
Politics Left sees way to get past Oregon Senate roadblock
Repeatedly thwarted by Republicans and a conservative Democrat in the Senate, environmentalists, gun control activists and others on the left hope this year's legislative elections will finally give them their ticket to success in the Legislature.
Politics 'Your Voice, Your Vote:' Analyzing Oregon governor's debate(Video)
Former state representative and Portland mayoral candidate Jefferson Smith and Lewis and Clark Law School professor and U.S. Senate candidate Jim Huffman join KATU’s Brian Wood Sunday, July 20 in analyzing the gubernatorial debate Friday between Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber and his challenger Republican state Rep. Dennis Richardson.


Business U.S. companies report rising sales, employment in 2nd quarter
Rising sales helped boost hiring and wages at U.S. businesses in the second quarter, and companies are optimistic that the trends will continue this fall, according to a new survey by the National Association for Business Economics.
Business McDonald's, KFC in China face new food scandal
McDonald's and KFC in China faced a new food safety scare Monday after a Shanghai television station reported a supplier sold them expired beef and chicken.

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Entertainment 'Simpsons' marathon, digital Simpsons World coming
The full 25-year run of "The Simpsons" will arrive on cable channel FXX with a summer marathon, to be followed this fall by a digital extravaganza that could turn other TV shows yellow with envy.
Entertainment 'Apes' outmuscles 'The Purge' at box office
The summer box office continued to lack mojo, as the R-rated "Sex Tape" failed to turn on moviegoers on a weekend where "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" maintained its rule.