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Sports (New) Seahawks tattoos: Fans show loyalty with permanent ink (Video)
In 90 minutes, Jason Estep can take off this embarrassing Green Bay Packers bandage. He frowns when he raises his left arm to show a visitor in Lake Forest Park's 522 Tattoo as his tattoo artist Erika Jones, the green-and-yellow clad culprit behind the joke, laughs deviously at her handy work.

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Interesting clouds West of Seal Rock, Wednesday evening. The horizontal evenly spaced clouds were present for quite some time. The question is what causes this type of cloud formation.

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Local Teacher-student boundaries blur with advent of social media (Video)
More female teachers are getting caught sexually abusing their students. On Your Side Investigator Anna Canzano requested data from the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission. Vickie Chamberlain, the commission's executive director, shared these statistics.

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KATU Investigators Confiscated Carry-Ons: 'It just boggles your mind' (Photo Gallery) (Video)
A fake bloody chainsaw. A grenade gag gift. A blade to skin an animal. They're all holiday presents that have held people up at airport security. During the busiest travel days before Christmas, the On Your Side Investigators reveal what will and won't get confiscated by TSA screeners at Portland International Airport.
KATU Investigators Teen posts ad for "Gay Best Friend," leads to interaction with luring suspect (Video)
It was meant to be harmless. A 14-year-old girl and her friends posted an advertisement on a popular website for a "Gay Best Friend" but it later led to an interaction with a man police call an "internet predator." The victim's father sat down exclusively with KATU's On Your Side Investigators.

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National & World Study: Chances of dying in a car crash plunged over 3 years
The chances of dying in a crash in a late-model car or light truck fell by more than a third over three years, and nine car models had zero deaths per million registered vehicles, according to a study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

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Travel & Outdoors Oregon Caves expansion expected to boost tourism
You won't see a different cave or a new chateau at the Oregon Caves National Monument. But some are calling the expansion of the landmark, with legislation attached to a defense spending bill signed recently by President Obama, a monumental change.

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Travel & Outdoors Tips for dog safety during the winter months Tips for dog safety during the winter months
On a recent cross-country ski trip in the Bridger Mountains, I noticed my dog was walking a little funny. It was a frigid day and close to a foot of snow had fallen the night before. Kato, who burst out of his kennel with his usual exuberance at the car park, was looking chilly on the trail.

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Technology IBM disputes report that big layoffs coming
IBM is pooh-poohing a published report that the giant technology company is planning a big reorganization and massive job cuts affecting more than 100,000 people.
Technology Review: Good price, limited functions with online Sling TV
Satellite TV provider Dish Network made a splash this month when it unveiled an online alternative with fewer channels and a lower price tag than its regular service. The Sling TV option is aimed at people who have dropped their cable or satellite packages or never had either.

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Business (New) For traders, oil's plunge takes a toll on egos and accounts
The plunge in oil has crushed the Russian ruble, erased $80 billion from Exxon Mobil's market value and pushed Venezuela to the brink of economic collapse. But to Justin Thomas, the real drama in oil unfolds on a smaller scale.

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