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  • Life Sentence For Longshore In Shelton Double Homicide Case

    LongshoreSentence"Like many cases, these murders were the result of the defendant who, because they placed a higher premium on greed and drugs than human life, cruelly took two lives." This was the reasoning presented by Mason County Supreme Court Judge Toni Sheldon on Thursday as she sentenced Charles Longshore to life… Read More +

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  • Governor Proposes Capital Gains Tax For Washington

    inslee boeingThe governor is proposing a new capital gains tax to help address a projected state budget gap of more than $2 billion over the next two-year budget cycle. Gov. Jay Inslee says a new tax on the sale of stocks, bonds and other assets would raise nearly $800 million during the… Read More +

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  • Seahawks Sign K.J. Wright To Extension

    kjwrightThe Seattle Seahawks have signed linebacker K.J. Wright to a four-year extension, the team announced this afternoon. "In the offseason, we identified K.J. as one of our core players moving forward and aimed to keep him as a part of the Seahawks family for a long time," said Executive Vice President & General Manager John Schneider. "The timing of this signing gives us the ability to keep as many of our core players together as we possibly can.

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Website Tells Home Buyers Who Died in Their New Home

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_3c0f5e6f44.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (HOUSTON) -- Prospective home buyers usually have a raft of questions, like how old is the boiler, or when was the roof last replaced, but one nagging question often goes unanswered: did anybody die here?  A new website, DiedInHouse.com, is seeking to change that. The Houston Chronicle reports the website was launched in June, and already has been slammed with thousands of requests. 

The site is the brainchild of Roy Condrey; DiedInHouse.com's CEO created the site after a tenant of his insisted his rental property in Columbia, S.C., was haunted.

"It occurred to me that a service which told people who died in their homes before they moved in would be popular. It's harder to find things like this out than you think," he told the paper.

Most states don't require realtors to disclose a home's ghostly or ghastly past, and so Condrey learned quickly how popular the $12 service his website provides has become.

"Some people don't have a problem with knowing someone died in their home.  But when you remind them that this knowledge could affect their home values, they change their tune," he said.

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