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Washington House votes to raise hourly minimum wage to $12

The Washington state House has voted to raise the state's minimum wage to $12 an hour.

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Washington House passes bill to require paid sick leave

The Washington state House has passed a bill requiring many of the state's employers to offer employees paid sick leave.

A puck lies on the ice before a face-off in the third period of an NHL hockey game between the Nashville Predators and the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday, March 23, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn. The Predators won 5-2.

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Senate OKs labor law exemption to Western Hockey League

WHL teams Seattle Thunderbirds, Spokane Chiefs, Tri-City Americans and Everett Silvertips say might have to leave if law isn't changed

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State House says no to school restraints and isolation

Washington schools wouldn't be able to restrain or isolate special needs kids under legislation passed by the state house.

From left, Kentucky's Aaron Harrison, Tyler Ulis, and head coach John Calipari pause for a moment during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014. Kentucky won 84-70.

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Kentucky still perfect, rallying from 9 down to beat Georgia

No. 1 Kentucky overcame a nine-point deficit in the second half to keep its perfect season intact, beating Georgiaon Tuesday night.

FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2013, file photo, Indianapolis Colts' Matt Overton warms up before the start of an NFL preseason football game against the Buffalo Bills in Indianapolis. Serving others came naturally to Overton because it was in his genes. Reaching the big stage of the NFL was not.

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Indianapolis extends contract of former WWU Viking Matt Overton

Overton played at Western Washington University in 2005 and 2006 where he was a team captain and a two-year starter at defensive end and and long snapper.

Last year berry pickers picketed pay and conditions at Sakuma Brothers Farm.

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Sakuma berry farm still at odds with workers two years later

Workers continue to fight for better conditions and pay

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Vikings split doubleheader with MSUB

WWU rallies to win opener 4-3, falls 11-6 in nightcap

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Senator Cantwell calls for safer oil train cars

Many rail cars on tracks right now aren't designed to carry highly-flammable oil

Philadelphia Eagles' Darren Sproles, left, and LeSean McCoy stretch before an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Philadelphia.

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Report: Eagles send LeSean McCoy to Bills

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Philadelphia Eagles have sent star running back LeSean McCoy to the Buffalo Bills in exchange for linebacker Kiko Alonso.

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WWU’s Jenni White named first-team GNAC all-star

Jenni White was a first-team selection among the 2014-15 Great Northwest Athletic Conference Women's Basketball All-Stars announced on Tuesday, March 3, by the conference office.

Glaucia Santos testifies during the murder trial of former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez at Bristol County Superior Court Tuesday, March 3, 2015, in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez is accused of the June 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd.

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Maid: Hernandez messed with security camera after killing

A maid who cleaned the home of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has testified at his murder trial that she saw him "messing with" the security camera in his basement the day after the killing.

Seattle Seahawks' Russell Wilson, right, and Philadelphia Eagles' Cary Williams meet after an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, in Philadelphia. Seattle won 24-14.

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Eagles release cornerback Cary Williams

The Philadelphia Eagles released cornerback Cary Williams. Williams was signed by the Eagles as a free agent in 2013 and started all 32 games over the last two seasons. He had five interceptions.

Detroit Tigers pitcher Kyle Lobstein delivers his first pitch of the second inning to Baltimore Orioles Jimmy Paredes, as a digital clock ticks down in center field, during a spring training exhibition baseball game in Lakeland, Fla., Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Digital clocks, though some officials prefer to call them timers, have been installed in ballparks throughout the Grapefruit and Cactus leagues to keep the action moving.

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Baseball tries to speed game up this spring

Major League Baseball's new pace of play rules have begun with Tuesday's exhibition games in Arizona and Florida.

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AP source: Australian rugby star agrees to deal with 49ers

A person with knowledge of the agreement says Australian rugby star Jarryd Hayne has agreed to a contract with the San Francisco 49ers.

Gonzaga’s Kevin Pangos (4) celebrates with Kyle Dranginis (3) during the second half of an NCAA basketball game against New Mexico State, in Spokane, Wash., on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013.

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Gonzaga guard Kevin Pangos named WCC player of the year

Senior point guard Kevin Pangos was named WCC player of the year. Pangos averaged 11.6 points, 5 assists and 2.1 3-pointers per game.

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Groper targeting women in Cordata neighborhood

Three of the five attacks occurred in the past few weeks

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WATCH: Kelly Clarkson duets with Jimmy Fallon

After saying that singers "avoid" duets with her, the "American Idol" star finally found a partner.

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Police issue tickets for pizza, French fries

Police in one New Hampshire town are rewarding residents for doing the right thing.

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Washington begins spring ball with questions at QB

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New Washington head coach Chris Petersen walks on the field during the first session of NCAA college football practice before the upcoming fall season, Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, in Seattle.

Petersen declared all starting jobs, including the position of incumbent quarterback Cyler Miles, were open headed into the spring.

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Zunino’s bat, Walker’s arm lead Mariners over Angels

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Seattle Mariners pitcher Taijuan Walker throws in a bullpen session during spring training baseball practice, Thursday Feb. 20, 2014, in Peoria, Ariz.

Robinson Cano added his first spring homer for the Mariners and is hitting .364 in exhibition play.

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Seattle and Western New York swap stars in major NWSL trade

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Seattle on Monday sent forwards Sydney Leroux and Amanda Frisbie to Western New York

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Former Mariner Raul Ibanez joins Fox as studio analyst

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Seattle Mariners' Raul Ibanez sits on the bench against the Detroit Tigers in the first inning of a baseball game in Detroit, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013.

Fox also hired M's broadcaster Aaron Goldsmith as play-by-play announcer

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Rockets guard Patrick Beverley to miss remainder of season

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Houston Rockets' Patrick Beverley celebrates his three-point basket during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, in Los Angeles.

Houston guard to undergo surgery