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  • State Funds New Signage For County Rail Crossings

    cones asphaltState regulators today approved nearly $1,000 in safety upgrades for 14 railroad crossings in Mason County. The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission approved a Grade Crossing Protective Fund (GCPF) grant at the request of Simpson Lumber. Simpson Lumber will receive $936 for advance warning signs and emergency notification signs (ENS)… Read More +

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  • Governors Announce Super Bowl Food Bank Donations

    fbaae8008dThe Seattle Seahawks-New England Patriots Super Bowl matchup is bringing cross-country donations into the food banks of each team's home state. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker and New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan announced Thursday morning they're each sending win-or-lose donations to food pantries to help celebrate the… Read More +

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  • Seattle Storm Trade

    seatte stormThe Seattle Storm have traded Camille Little and Shekinna Stricklen to the Connecticut Sun for the third and 15th picks in the upcoming WNBA draft and Renee Montgomery. The Storm already have the No. 1 pick. Connecticut is trying to regroup from the loss of rookie of the year Chiney Ogwumike, who is sidelined for at least six months after having microfracture surgery

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The Best Toy Picks for Young Children

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_cb4636d9fe.jpgDigital Vision/ValueLine (NEW YORK) -- With parents worried about playthings that might pose a danger if swallowed, or video games that are age-inappropriate, the National Parenting Center has just released its annual Holiday Seal of Approval report to make shopping a little easier. Toys that made the 2013 list include:

  • Switch & Go Dinos Blister the Velociraptor, by VTech Electronics, recommended for ages 3 to 8 and selling for $24.99.

  • PopStars! Stage, by Playmobil USA, recommended for ages 4 to 10 and selling for $39.99.
  • Pets, by Ontel Products Corp, recommended for ages 3 and up and sells for $29.99.

The National Parenting Center's two video game recommendations are Skylanders SWAP Force by Activision, which is recommended for kids age 6 and older and lists for $74.99; and Sesame Street: Solve it with Elmo, Abby & Super Grover 2.0, by LeapFrog.

Copyright 2013 ABC News Radio

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