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Problem Solvers Nail salon nightmares reported in Washington Nail salon nightmares reported in Washington (Video)
Earlier this week, we told you about changes in nail salon rules in Oregon as a result of a Problem Solver investigation that revealed weaknesses in the inspection system. Now Problem Solver Shellie Bailey-Shah turns her attention to nail salon nightmares in Washington.

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Problem Solvers Nail salon nightmares reported in Washington (Video)
Earlier this week, we told you about changes in nail salon rules in Oregon as a result of a Problem Solver investigation that revealed weaknesses in the inspection system. Now Problem Solver Shellie Bailey-Shah turns her attention to nail salon nightmares in Washington.
Local Are you covered? Health insurance deadline Feb. 15
Oregonians have just two more weeks to enroll in private health insurance this year, state officials reminded the public at a press conference on Thursday.
Sports 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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Entertainment Lawyer says Suge Knight was behind wheel in deadly crash (New) Lawyer says Suge Knight was behind wheel in deadly crash
Death Row Records founder Marion "Suge" Knight accidentally ran over and killed a friend and injured another man on Thursday as he fled attackers, his lawyer said. Authorities said the incident was being investigated as a homicide.

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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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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.

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National & World McCain to protesters: 'Get out of here, you low-life scum'
Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain kicked protesters out of a committee hearing Thursday, calling them "low-life scum" as they hollered for the arrest of one of the witnesses, former secretary of state Henry Kissinger.
National & World AP: Killer says his ideas influenced family suicide
Dan Lafferty sees himself as a prophet who will prepare the world for the second coming and has little following, but 10 years ago he started a relationship with a young woman who was drawn to him after reading a book chronicling the slayings that put him in prison.

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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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Politics WA House passes judicial review of mental health decisions WA House passes judicial review of mental health decisions
The Washington state House on Thursday unanimously passed a bill allowing family members to ask a judge to step in if a mental health professional will not involuntarily commit a relative they believe could be suicidal or a danger to others.
Politics As Romney weighs '16 bid, his past donors commit to Jeb Bush As Romney weighs '16 bid, his past donors commit to Jeb Bush
Closing in on a decision about whether to again run for president, Mitt Romney is finding that several past major fundraisers and donors in key states have defected to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.
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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KATU Investigators Teen posts ad for "Gay Best Friend," leads to interaction with luring suspect 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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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 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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