Black Friday deals 

Consumers spend billions every year on two big days: Black Friday and Cyber Monday. But are the deals really the best deals of the year?

They definitely can be, but our VERIFY team discovered it’s not an automatic guarantee that it will be the best deal of the year.

Certain products like electronics tend to have very good prices on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but they may actually wind up lower or equally discounted at other times. To help find the best deals, holiday shoppers are recommended to use a price comparison website to check the discounts.

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Apple Cup guide 

The Huskies take on the Cougars Friday in the 112th Apple Cup at Husky Stadium.

If you’re heading to the game, transportation officials recommend drivers give themselves extra travel time. Drivers coming from eastern Washington should plan for possible winter weather on the passes.

Fans should also bundle up as highs are expected to be in the upper 30s.

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Ski resorts opening 

Crystal Mountain and Mission Ridge ski resorts will open for skiing and snowboarding for the 2019-2020 season on Friday.

The mountains saw around a foot of snow each this week. Due to the low temperatures, crews were able to fire up snowmaking systems to add enough cover to open the lower slopes.

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A piece of Seattle history 

The Alaskan Way Viaduct might be a thing of the past, but you still have a chance to take home a piece of Seattle's history.

The deadline to drop by Friends of Waterfront Seattle's office to pick up a free piece of the viaduct has been extended through December, representatives of the group said.

Anyone can pick up a piece of concrete, reminisce about the man-made megalith, and learn what the future of the Seattle waterfront holds.

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Hairstylist helps Seattle’s homeless 

A hairstylist has devoted much of his time and a big chunk of his income to help people who live on Seattle’s streets.

Aurelio Ayala offers free haircuts to those in need and spends Sunday afternoons packing lunches for the homeless with a team of volunteers.

Donations help pay for the ingredients, but most of the money comes from Ayala’s own pocket.

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