Gov. Jay Inslee, left, a Democrat, and Bill Bryant, his Republican opponent.
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The first Washington gubernatorial debate of the season happened yesterday. Incumbent Gov. Jay Inslee – a Democrat –  faced off against former Seattle Port Commissioner and Republican Bill Bryant out in Spokane.  

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Last summer, the temperature reached 97 degrees in my toddler son’s bedroom.

We live in Seattle, where few homes have air conditioning, and we’re locals, so we were totally freaking out.

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Olympic athletes eat a lot more than powerbars and high protein shakes. Just imagine the roughly 250-ton mountain of food that has to be prepared to feed more than 11,000 athletes competing in the Rio Games.

The food supply chain at the Olympics, like other huge events, requires advance logistics, planning and educated guesses as to how much food and ingredients to have on hand to make nourishing meals.

Inevitably there’s going to be a surplus, whether it’s cases of bruised fruit and vegetables, or leftover palettes of potatoes and rice.

Incumbent Jay Inslee and challenger Bill Bryant are battling for the Washington state governor's job. They squared off Wednesday in Spokane in their first debate, and  talked about education, the minimum wage, Donald Trump ... and camping. Listen to the full debate:

Police officers pause next to a sign outside a restaurant as they observe a May Day anti-capitalism march, Friday, May 1, 2015 in Seattle.
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Videos of police arrests and shootings around the country this year have put a spotlight on police behavior. A new Seattle City Council proposal would reinforce the right to record police. A council committee discussed the idea Wednesday.

Bill Radke speaks with Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer about a rise in birth tourism in Canada. Anyone born in Canada is automatically a citizen. This is prompting women from other countries to fly to Canada to have their children and give them the opportunity for dual citizenship.

Nicaragua's teen pregnancy rate soars

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Violet lives and goes to school at Casa Alianza, a home for poor and homeless teenage mothers in Managua, Nicaragua’s capital.

She walks through the hallways in her school uniform: a white collared shirt, a pleated skirt. Her daughter’s name is written on her arm with a green sharpie. She came here when she was 14 years old and four months pregnant.

“I’ve been on my own since I was baby,” Violet says. “Nobody told me what to do. I was free as a bird.”

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Donald Trump said this week he was ready to get vicious in the war with what he called radical Islam. The Republican presidential candidate called it an ideological struggle, like the Cold War. But he also said he was ready to embrace "moderate Muslims."

Qasim Rashid rejects the label “moderate Muslim.” Rashid — who heads the Washington-based organization Muslims For Peace — says there is extremism and then there is Islam.

“They are two very different entities,” he argues.

Rebecca Crimmins, 61, spent two years trying to find a job. During that time, her mother died and she got cancer. She must continue working to pay off her medical bills.
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Eight years have passed since the Great Recession. It almost seems like a distant event. But older workers haven’t completely recovered despite signs of boom times. 

With DJ Netsky in the house in Rio, it's a party!

Aug 17, 2016

Belgium's Olympic team brought a "musical ambassador" to Rio — producer and DJ Boris Daenen, better known as Netsky.

His job is to help motivate and pump up the athletes. He went to team training sessions in the ramp-up to Olympics. 

Netsky is now in Rio and tonight, he's scheduled to rock the Belgian House where the athletes are staying. 

These are just a few of the tunes he'll spin: