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Saint Martin’s University offers safer, drier alternative to trick-or-treating

Miniature skeletons, princesses, superheroes and ballerinas wandered the halls of Saint Martin’s University on Saturday as part of the school...

Levi White (left), 9, and Brendan Anderson, 12, both of Lacey, move between buildings as they trick-or-treat for candy during the Halloween in the Halls event at Saint Martin's University in Lacey on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014.

Republicans lead in Senate spending as money gravitates to battlegrounds

Contributions from wealthy donors and out-of-state interests are helping both sides.

One man missing, two rescued after boat capsizes in Budd Inlet

One man in his 40s is missing and two people were rescued Saturday after a vessel capsized in Budd Inlet, according the Coast Guard.

Sports

Sounders dump Galaxy, 2-0, secure MLS Supporters’ Shield

Seattle’s Marco Pappa scored twice and the Sounders knocked off the Los Angeles Galaxy, 2-0, on Saturday at CenturyLink Field to secure Major...

Marco Pappa of Seattle Sounders is cheered by fans after scoring his second goal against L.A. Galaxy in a soccer match at Century Link Field in Seattle, October 25, 2014.  Seattle Sounders beat L.A. Galaxy, 2-0, and also won the MLS Supporter's Sheild as the team with the best regular season record.

Friday Football Followup: The updated playoff picture with one regular-season week remaining

League titles and winner-take-all playoff games are at stake for next week’s regular-season finale of games.

Prep football: Week 8 scores

High school football scores from around the South Sound and beyond for Oct. 24, 2014

Olympia senior quarterback Kaden Wilson, center, and his Bears teammates gather before Friday night's football game against Bellarmine Prep at Ingersoll Stadium in Olympia on Oct. 24, 2014.
Business

US to recognize same-sex marriage in 6 more states

The federal government is recognizing gay marriage in six more states and extending federal benefits to those couples, Attorney General Eric Holder announced Saturday.

Maui voters to decide whether to ban GMO crops

Dozens of Maui mothers are going door-to-door to urge voters to back a ban on the cultivation of genetically engineered crops because they think they...

In this photo taken Sept. 10, 2014, Monsanto crew leader Zenaida Arcala places a pollination bag over a corn tassel in Kihei, Hawaii. Maui County voters will decide in the next few weeks whether to ban the cultivation of genetically engineered organisms, at least temporarily. A “yes” vote on the Nov. 4 ballot initiative would require large multinational companies that research new varieties of corn and soybeans in Maui to stop farming until they are able to prove their methods are safe. This could upend global agriculture giant Monsanto’s research pipeline for new varieties of corn and soybeans.

Gold nugget found in California finds secret buyer

One of the largest gold nuggets in modern times pulled from Northern California's Gold Country has sold to a secret buyer.

In this undated image provided by Kagin's Inc., shows the Butte Nugget.  One of the biggest gold nuggets found in modern times in Northern California's historic Gold Country is going up for sale. Weighing in at more than 6 pounds, the Butte Nugget is expected to carry a price tag of $350,000. The San Francisco Chronicle reported Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, that the nugget's owner asked dealer Don Kagin to keep his name and the location of the discovery secret.
Living

Outdoor exercise requires a little extra effort to keep safe in the fall, winter

From safety to comfort to caring for your gear, a little extra effort is required when heading out into the gray, cold and wet days of fall and winter.

US journalist says body was 'at war' with Ebola

Ashoka Mukpo knew he really was in trouble when he saw the people treating him in full protective suits and hoods.

Ebola survivor Ashoka Mukpo talks with a reporter outside  his home in Providence, R.I., Saturday Oct. 25, 2014.  Mukpo says he knew he really was in trouble when he saw the people treating him in full suits and hoods. "The only thing you can see is their eyes, and they're dripping with chlorine," he said.

Obama: Science, not fear, key to Ebola response

President Barack Obama says the U.S. must be guided by science — not fear — as it responds to Ebola.

President Barack Obama meets with Ebola survivor Nina Pham in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. Pham, the first nurse diagnosed with Ebola after treating an infected man at a Dallas hospital is free of the virus. The 26-year-old Pham arrived last week at the NIH Clinical Center. She had been flown there from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas.
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