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  • UW pole vaulter Jax Thoirs could go to Rio Olympics

    A University of Washington pole vaulter could go to the Olympics in Rio – if he jumps high enough.  Our news partner the Seattle Times reports – Jax Thoirs will try to become the first Husky pole vaulter to win three straight conference titles, this weekend. If he jumps 18-feet-8-inches, the Scotland native has a chance to make the British team!  Thoirs is currently the Scottish pole vault record holder, winner of the 2016 NCAA indoor pole vault national title, […]

  • Kentucky Derby this Saturday – Big money at stake, and where you can bet in our state

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Horse racing got a lift from its first Triple Crown winner in 37 years last year. The first test of whether there will be any lasting effect from that win comes this Saturday with the 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby. Last year’s winner American Pharoah has already been retired to a nearby stud farm and a new crop of 3-year-old thoroughbreds will take to the track for the sport’s highest profile event. Horse racing is […]

  • Under Armour signs $86 million deal with UC Berkeley

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — That’s a whole lot of cleats. The University of California, Berkeley has signed a 10-year deal with Under Armour, worth about $86 million, that will outfit all of its varsity sports teams as well as its recreational club teams. Through the deal, Under Armour will design and provide apparel, footwear and equipment for the school’s Division I sports and will also supply its 34 club programs with apparel. It will benefit about 2,150 students. It takes […]

  • Manhattan rents finally go down

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — For the first time in two years, rents in Manhattan actually got cheaper. The median rental price in New York City’s most expensive borough dropped 2.8% to $3,300 in March from the same time a year ago. This is the first annual decline in 24 months, according to the latest report by real estate appraisal firm Miller Samuel for Douglas Elliman Real Estate. “The rental market is sitting within the city’s robust economy so that drives […]

  • ‘Nest’ smart home customers furious, Google pays them off

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — A backlash is brewing against Nest, the smart home company owned by Google’s parent company. To diffuse the situation, Nest is offering to pay off its aggrieved customers. Nest has decided to shut down Revolv, a company that it bought in 2014. Though the Revolv Hub smart home gadget wasn’t a big seller, its customers are furious. Next month, anyone who bought the Revolv Hub will basically have a dead device on their hands. The Revolv […]

  • Tyson Foods workers win $3 million in back pay

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — More than 3,300 workers at Tyson Foods plants will split $2.9 million in back pay to compensate them for time it took them to put on and take off protective gear. That comes to less than $1,000 per worker, but still, it’s a victory for labor. The decision came Tuesday from the U.S. Supreme Court, in a case that revolved around the question of whether the workers could band together to bring a class action case. […]

  • Mystery of 50-year-old film reels found in Bremerton solved

    BREMERTON — The mystery behind who owns some old family films recovered in Bremerton, has been solved.  And the police officers who went the extra mile to solve the case – did it because they cared. The 8-millimeter films are about 50 years old, many of them in those old-fashioned metal canisters.  Some people living on Roosevelt Street in Bremerton found the films dumped in some hedges at the end of their driveway.  They called police, who could tell simply […]

  • Chobani ordered to yank ads dissing rivals

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — A judge on Friday ordered Greek yogurt maker Chobani to pull an advertising campaign that takes aim at its rivals for using artificial preservatives and sweeteners. Two separate but related court cases pit Chobani against Dannon and General Mills. The two companies are Chobani’s biggest competitors: General Mills makes Yoplait, and Dannon makes Light & Fit Greek Yogurt. At issue was a Chobani campaign called “Simply 100” that touted Chobani’s natural ingredients while jabbing at rival […]

  • Monster sinkhole swallows Highway 101 in Oregon

    Harbor, OR –  A monster sinkhole shut down Highway 101 on the south Oregon coast Thursday.    Just look at the size of this thing! It’s got to be at least 50 feet deep, and it’s swallowed up the entire road, along with part of a parking lot.   It’s in Harbor, Oregon, about 100 miles north of Eureka, California. The Oregon DOT says drivers will have to take a detour – through at least the first week of February.    They […]

  • How a multimillion-dollar Bellevue home will help kids with cancer

    BELLEVUE, Wash. —  An amazing new home is going up for sale on the Eastside.   Q13 Cares teamed up with the St. Jude Dreamhome Showplace in Bellevue to cut the ribbon on the multimillion-dollar home Thursday night. It was built with the finest materials and craftsmanship.  The builders thought of everything — from the giant soaking tub upstairs to the marble counters in the kitchen.  It’s even got a temperature-controlled wine cellar. But the best part – is  all the […]

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