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Judge Fairgrieve takes Superior Court oath

All eyes were on John Fairgrieve on Friday as his wife, Jenny, and son, Ian, helped him shrug into his black robe after he was sworn in as a Clark County Superior judge. He slowly buttoned the robe, prompting Judge James Rulli to call out, "We will have to get you one of those zippers next time." The audience erupted into laughter.

Teachers strike for better pay, funding

Teachers in the Lake Washington School District will join a series of staged walk-outs in Puget Sound school districts to protest what they say is too little money for the state's public schools.

Legislature adjourns; special session starts Wednesday

OLYMPIA — The Washington state Legislature adjourned Friday night, ending its regular session two days early, but only because lawmakers were already set to return for a special session to finish their work on a two-year operating budget.

Judge Fairgrieve takes Superior Court oath

All eyes were on John Fairgrieve on Friday as his wife, Jenny, and son, Ian, helped him shrug into his black robe after he was sworn in as a Clark County Superior judge. He slowly buttoned the robe, prompting Judge James Rulli to call out, "We will have to get you one of those zippers next time." The audience erupted into laughter.

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North America's largest powwow a huge draw

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Droves of Native American and other indigenous performers and spectators have converged in New Mexico for the 32nd annual Gathering of Nations, North America's largest powwow. Here are some things to know about the event:

Weather Eye: Showers likely to linger into weekend; air quality week nears

Even with a fairly moderate onshore flow of air we have seen some blue skies and sunshine. Not the 80-degree weather like we had Monday, but still not too bad. Our average high is 63 degrees so we are not too far off.

Diet Pepsi dropping aspartame on customer concerns

NEW YORK — PepsiCo says it's dropping aspartame from Diet Pepsi in response to customer worries and replacing it with sucralose, another artificial sweetener commonly known as Splenda.

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