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  • Man Gets 4 Months For Poaching Geoducks

    geoducks basketA Port Orchard man has been sentenced to four months in prison after illegally harvesting 300 pounds of geoduck from the Olympia area and dumping them near Port Orchard. The Olympian reports the conviction of 27-year-old Matthew R. Petersen on… Read More +

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  • BNSF Cleaning Up Diesel Spill In Pasco

    oilspillWashington's Department of Ecology says BNSF Railway worked quickly to contain a diesel spill on tracks near the Pasco and McNary dam near the Columbia River. BNSF spokesman Gus Melonas says a BNSF freight train bound from Pasco to Seattle struck… Read More +

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  • 4 Homers Propel Mariners Over Astros 10-5

    marinersSDustin Ackley hit two solo homers, and Mike Zunino and Kyle Seager each hit three-run shots in a seven-run fourth inning as the Seattle Mariners cruised to a 10-5 win over the Houston Astros on Friday night. Ackley homered in the third and eighth innings for his second career multihomer game for the Mariners, who entered the day one game back for the second AL wild card spot.

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Wall Street Stocks See Little Change

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-09_b80e22ce94.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Stocks saw little movement Friday as the session closed mostly unchanged. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 15 points at 14,922.50. The Nasdaq Composite added a point to close at 3,660.01, and the S&P 500 gained a fraction of a point, finishing at 1,655.17.

The possibility of a military strike in Syria loomed over the markets with investors focusing their attention on Washington, experts said.

"What the market's really going to do is monitor a lot of the statements that come out of not only the White House, but a lot of the congressional offices over the next few days...cause it'll give a better feel as to what's truly going to happen," said J.J. Kinahan with T.D. Ameritrade.

August proved to be slow for job growth in the U.S., according to a Labor Department report, with 169,000 jobs added in the last month. Though the unemployment rate dropped to 7.3 percent from July's 7.4 percent, the number of jobs created in June and July were revised downward.

In a recent change for home mortgages, jumbo mortgage interest rates are now the same, or in some instances, lower than traditional home loans.

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