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The Washington state ferry Puyallup leaves Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011, from downtown Seattle heading to Bainbridge Island, Wash. The Washington state ferry service isn't going to start turning away hefty passengers, but it has had to reduce the capacity of the nation's largest ferry system because people have been packing on the pounds. Coast Guard vessel stability rules that took effect nationwide Dec. 1 raised the estimated weight of the average adult passenger to 185 pounds from the previous 160 pounds, based on population information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Washington State Ferries awards food vendor contract to “Centerplate”

Ferry spokesman Ian Sterling says they've just awarded the food vendor contract to "Centerplate," which is the same company that does the food at Safeco Field.

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Clinton, Sanders audition for role as anti-Trump candidate

Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are tussling in Wisconsin over who would best represent the Democratic Party against Republican front-runner Donald Trump.

Fans in the "King's Court" special cheering section for Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Felix Hernandez hold up "K cards" to cheer for a strikeout Monday, April 21, 2014, during first inning of a baseball game between the Mariners and the Houston Astros in Seattle.

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Safeco Field delivers another tasty menu for fans this season

Mariners fans are used to eating great food at Safeco Field, and this season will be no exception.

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Rihanna, Shonda Rhimes honored at Black Girls Rock!

The awards air on BET network on Tuesday.

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One year has passed since Seattle began moving toward $15 minimum wage

Economists with the University of Washington tell the Seattle Times...it’s too early to say whether the ordinance is working for everyone.

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State Department of Transportation adds to it’s team of highway heroes

DOT's team of Incident Response drivers responded to a record 12,756 incidents in the last three months of 2015. They are adding another 10 drivers to the team of 80 drivers they have today.

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FBI trick for breaking into iPhone likely to leak, limiting its use

The FBI's method for breaking into a locked iPhone 5c is unlikely to stay secret for long, according to senior Apple Inc engineers and outside experts.

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Stars to return for ‘Sicario’ sequel

The crime thriller revolved around an FBI attempt to take down a Mexican drug cartel with the help of a shady character, played by Benicio Del Toro.

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‘Game of Thrones’ stars go public with romance on red carpet

Kit Harington and Rose Leslie sealed their romance with a kiss on the red carpet at the Olivier Awards in London on Sunday.

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Hard-luck Cubs open season as World Series favorites

Though they were ultimately swept by the New York Mets in the National League Championship Series, going deep into the postseason was a victory of sorts for long-suffering Cubs fans.

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GOP Congress’ incomplete: Stalled bills, no court nominee

Congress increasingly is being defined by what it's not doing this election year.

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Herman wins Houston Open to earn Masters invite

American journeyman Jim Herman earned a last-minute invitation to the Masters when he secured a one-stroke victory at the Houston Open on Sunday.

Washington state Auditor Troy Kelley speaks at a news conference, Thursday, April 16, 2015, in Tacoma, Wash. Earlier in the day, Kelley entered a not guilty plea to a federal grand jury indictment on charges of filing false tax returns, attempted obstruction of a civil lawsuit and possession of stolen property.

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Cuts to State Auditor’s Office seen as political payback

In the supplemental budget passed by lawmakers earlier this year, much of the funding for the office was directed elsewhere. Acting Auditor Jan Jutte says it's retribution for Troy Kelley not stepping down.

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North Carolina, Villanova meet for college title

North Carolina will play in their 10th NCAA men's basketball championship game in Houston on Monday after beating Syracuse 83-66 to set up a final against the Villanova Wildcats.

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Most successful season for UW women ends in Indy

In the loss to Syracuse, Washington was led by Talia Walton, who had 29 points and made a Final Four record eight 3-pointers.

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Monday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of today's sports headlines.

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In Wisconsin, Trump looks to put rough week behind him

Donald Trump is fighting to put a difficult week behind him and finish strong on Tuesday in Wisconsin, a state whose primary contest may prove to be a turning point in the race for the Republican presidential nomination.

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10 FOR TODAY: Monday, April 4

Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.

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Sneak-peak of ‘Game of Thrones’ season 6

Peter Dinklage "Saturday Night Live" take viewers behind the scenes on the highly-anticipated sixth season.

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Microsoft looks to hire employees with Autism

Microsoft is discovering what they call "untapped talent" thanks to a new program hiring people on the Autism spectrum.

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Seahawks grab 2 RB, DT & WR in final day of NFL Draft

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In order of selection, the Seahawks picked defensive tackle Quinton Jefferson, running back Alex Collins, wide receiver Kenny Lawler and running back Zac Brooks.

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UW’s Feeney & Washington selected in NFL Draft

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Feeney was second team all-Pac-12, collected 17.5 tackles for loss, along with eight sacks in his final season as a Husky.

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Vikings make German WR the 1st player drafted from Europe

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Moritz Boehringer didn't play competitive American football until 2013. He moved up to the German Football League in 2015 and played 21 games for the Schwabisch Hall Unicorns, totaling 16 touchdown receptions and an average of 20.9 yards per catch.

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WSU’s Joe Dahl taken by Lions

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The Spokane native was taken with 12th pick of the 5th round.

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Hernandez ties Mariners win record with decision over KC

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Seth Smith provided the only run — and the only hit — for the Mariners, leading off the sixth inning with a home run to right off Royals starter Kris Medlen.