Inslee's tax pitch

Gov. Jay Inslee pitched a new capital gains tax and increase in business taxes on services as part of his two-year budget proposal. Inslee is calling for a 21 percent increase in the state budget.

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High odds for El Nino 

The odds of El Nino forming this winter is now at 90 percent. Looking ahead to 2019, scientists say there’s a 60 percent chance it will continue into the spring. An El Nino winter typically means warmer conditions in the Northwest.

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Beloved bear killed 

The black bear known as Cinder that gained national attention after surviving a wildfire in 2014 was killed by a hunter. A team found the bear’s remains close to where she was set free.

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Keeping spirits up

Jehovah’s Witnesses impacted by a string of attacks on Kingdom Halls in Thurston County say the most important thing for them is to continue their “spiritual routine.” ATF has identified several persons of interest in connection with the attacks.

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Closing for good

Mom & Pop shop closing for good – A beloved mom and pop shop in Whatcom County is closing after 48 years in business. The owners of Everybody’s store were pioneers in the organic food movement.

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Also see: Seattle local forecast