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  • Kavanaugh denies 2nd claim of sexual misconduct

    Kavanaugh denies 2nd claim of sexual misconduct

    Sunday, September 23 2018 8:44 PM EDT2018-09-24 00:44:00 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The New Yorker magazine is reporting that Senate Democrats are investigating a second woman's accusation of sexual misconduct by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh from his teenage years. In a story posted Sunday night on its website, The New Yorker reports that the claim dates to the 1983-84 academic year, Kavanaugh's freshman year at Yale University.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - The New Yorker magazine is reporting that Senate Democrats are investigating a second woman's accusation of sexual misconduct by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh from his teenage years. In a story posted Sunday night on its website, The New Yorker reports that the claim dates to the 1983-84 academic year, Kavanaugh's freshman year at Yale University.

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  • Grant County crews fully contain five-acre fire in Ephrata

    Grant County crews fully contain five-acre fire in Ephrata

    Sunday, September 23 2018 7:22 PM EDT2018-09-23 23:22:16 GMT

    EPHRATA, Wash. - Crews in Grant County were successfully able to contain a wildfire that started in Ephrata and threatened a shop late Sunday morning. Around 11:15 a.m., Grant County Fire District 13 responded to the fire that was started by welding/grinding in the 13000 block of Rd. A.5 NW. Upon arrival, crews found a wind-driven fire threatening a shop.

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    EPHRATA, Wash. - Crews in Grant County were successfully able to contain a wildfire that started in Ephrata and threatened a shop late Sunday morning. Around 11:15 a.m., Grant County Fire District 13 responded to the fire that was started by welding/grinding in the 13000 block of Rd. A.5 NW. Upon arrival, crews found a wind-driven fire threatening a shop.

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  • State defends no-jail sentence in Anchorage assault case

    State defends no-jail sentence in Anchorage assault case

    Sunday, September 23 2018 7:06 PM EDT2018-09-23 23:06:59 GMT

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The Alaska Department of Law stood by a judge’s sentence that calls for no jail time for an Anchorage man who authorities say offered a woman a ride and choked her until she was unconscious. Justin Schneider, 34, pleaded guilty to one count of felony assault in the case. A kidnapping charge was dropped as part of the plea deal. 

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    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The Alaska Department of Law stood by a judge’s sentence that calls for no jail time for an Anchorage man who authorities say offered a woman a ride and choked her until she was unconscious. Justin Schneider, 34, pleaded guilty to one count of felony assault in the case. A kidnapping charge was dropped as part of the plea deal. 

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  • Financial Jargon: What the HELOC? (sponsored)

    Financial Jargon: What the HELOC? (sponsored)

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 2:40 PM EDT2018-09-19 18:40:46 GMT

    The financial world is brimming with acronyms and baffling terms. Here's a guide to some of the worst offenders. Excited about your new bridge loan? We regret to inform you: You don't get a bridge. Also disappointing: Your balloon payment will be less fun than it sounds. Don't even get us started about liquid money. Jargon is confusing, by definition. The financial world has its own set of cryptic words and phrases, and yet, it's important to know the differences among your mortga...

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    The financial world is brimming with acronyms and baffling terms. Here's a guide to some of the worst offenders. Excited about your new bridge loan? We regret to inform you: You don't get a bridge. Also disappointing: Your balloon payment will be less fun than it sounds. Don't even get us started about liquid money. Jargon is confusing, by definition. The financial world has its own set of cryptic words and phrases, and yet, it's important to know the differences among your mortga...

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  • Bummer! But at least you’re ready (sponsored)

    Bummer! But at least you’re ready (sponsored)

    Emergency funds can ease your pain
    Illness. Injury. Damage to your home or car. Veterinary bills. Job loss. It’s just a matter of time before a costly event comes your way. Building up a cash reserve to cover emergencies means that when the transmission falls out of your car, you don’t have to put the repair on your credit card, and start racking up interest charges. 

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    Emergency funds can ease your pain
    Illness. Injury. Damage to your home or car. Veterinary bills. Job loss. It’s just a matter of time before a costly event comes your way. Building up a cash reserve to cover emergencies means that when the transmission falls out of your car, you don’t have to put the repair on your credit card, and start racking up interest charges. 

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  • What to fix before you sell (sponsored)

    What to fix before you sell (sponsored)

    Aim for your neighborhood’s norm, appraiser advises. You’ve lived with those ugly kitchen countertops for a decade. Should you replace them now that you’re ready to sell your house? That’s not a simple yes or no question, says Scott Thompson, a certified real estate appraiser whose work has taken him inside hundreds of homes in the Spokane area. 

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    Aim for your neighborhood’s norm, appraiser advises. You’ve lived with those ugly kitchen countertops for a decade. Should you replace them now that you’re ready to sell your house? That’s not a simple yes or no question, says Scott Thompson, a certified real estate appraiser whose work has taken him inside hundreds of homes in the Spokane area. 

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