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  • Local Man Accused Of Diverting Mason County River

    riverbedThe state attorney general's office has accused a 55-year-old Mason County man of using an excavator to fill and divert the Tahuya River without a permit. William Cayo Sr. was charged in Mason County District Court on Thursday with three misdemeanor… Read More +

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  • Inslee Looks To Election For Climate Allies

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  • Seattle Picks Up 2015 Option On Iwakuma

    Iwakumajune10The Seattle Mariners will have right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma under contract for the 2015 season. The Mariners announced Thursday that Iwakuma's $7 million option was vested based on his on-field performance. Iwakuma missed the first month of the 2014 season but went 15-9 with a 3.52 ERA in 28 starts. In 91 career games with Seattle, Iwakuma is 38-20 with a 3.07 ERA.

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Royal Baby Promises to Boost England’s Economy

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-07_22627b7015.jpgiStockphoto(LONDON) -- England's tourism industry is happily awaiting the soon-to-be royal baby as the Duchess of Cambridge prepares to give birth. Proceeds from tourism and product sales related to the birth are expected to pump nearly $400 million dollars into the British economy, ABC's Bianna Golodryga reports.

Experts are predicting that $90 million alone will be spent on some three million bottles of champagne purchased to toast the baby's birth.

“It's very important for the economy, because it generates a lot of people coming to this country, particularly from America, that are fascinated with anything to do with the royal family,” said Steve Margo with the Athenaeum Hotel, which is right across the street from Buckingham Palace.

“From a business point of view, the Royal family is one of our best exports,” Margo added.

Margo said that more than two thirds of the Athenaeum Hotel’s guests come from The United States, and he expects a large number of guest this summer are coming specifically because of the royal baby, hoping that they’ll be able get a glance.

Copyright 2013 ABC News Radio

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