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  • Flood Warning Extends Through Thursday Morning

    skok floodThe flood warning continues for the Skokomish River near Potlatch affecting Mason County, Olympic Peninsula Region. While showers will continue over the south slopes of the Olympics, heavy rain has come to an end. The three to five inches of… Read More +

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  • Olympia Hospital Must Start Paying Business Tax

    Prov-St.Peter-Hospital-OlympiaProvidence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia will have to start paying a city business tax that will cost it an estimated $340,000 next year. The City Council voted Tuesday to remove the business and occupation tax exemption for religious and medical… Read More +

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  • Seahawks Roster Moves

    brackettThe Seattle Seahawks have claimed TE Brett Brackett off waivers from the Tennessee Titans and released TE RaShaun Allen, the team announced this afternoon. Brackett was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Miami Dolphins on July 28, 2011. He spent time on the Miami, Jacksonville and Philadelphia practice squads during 2011. Signed to the Jaguars active roster on September 1, 2012,

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Apple, Nokia, Microsoft to Introduce New Tablets

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_8e9763363f.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Leading tech companies Apple, Nokia and Microsoft heat up the competition in the tablet marketplace with the release of new devices Tuesday. With increasing demand for tablets, the companies go up against other succesful gadgets already up for sale by Amazon and Google.

Apple is expected to announce upgraded versions of its iPad and iPad Mini devices, according to the New York Times, with new design and processors. On the same day, Microsoft is set to introduce new versions of its surface tablets, and Nokia will release a tablet in Abu Dhabi.

In 2012, about 120 million tablets were shipped, seven times the amount of tablets shipped in 2010, according to market research company Gartner.

While other companies try to gain a foothold in the tablet industry, Apple maintains its lead with 32 percent of the market. Samsung comes in second with 18 percent.

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