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Where I'm at in South central Eastern Wa. I get a lot of fighter jets from Whidbey Island Navel air station and when it get's real active watch the news, theirs something happening somewhere. Today was my first time seeing two Apache helicopters "Fully armed" doing a low level tree line exercise.

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Local Consumer Reports: Tasty hamburger alternative (Video)
Supermarkets sell dozens of veggie burgers—many aimed at people who like hamburgers but don’t want to eat red meat. Consumer Reports’ food experts tried to find one that comes close to the taste and texture of real beef.
Local CORRECTION: Sunnyside composter not shut down
After speaking with a representative from the Washington Department of Agriculture KIMA learned four different composters in what the state defined as the "pest-free" part of the state, including Natural Selection Farms from Sunnyside, have been asked to stop processing municipal green waste which is delivered from the quarantined area of the state.

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National & World Photos: Dramatic images of record hurricane activity in Pacific Ocean Photos: Dramatic images of record hurricane activity in Pacific Ocean (Photo Gallery)
Chalk up two firsts for the planet this year when it comes to hurricanes this summer -- a parade of three simultaneous hurricanes in the Pacific Ocean over the weekend, plus a rather odd record set in the Atlantic too.

First in the Pacific, where three Category 4 hurricanes -- Kilo, Ignacio and Jimena -- were roaming the Central Pacific Ocean waters at the same time on Sunday. It's the first time in the satellite imagery era (think post 1950s) that three major hurricanes were observed at the same time east of the International Dateline, according to The CIMSS Satellite Blog via the University of Wisconsin (aka "the other U-Dub".)

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Consumer Online foreign language promoter to pay $1M in consumer deception lawsuit Online foreign language promoter to pay $1M in consumer deception lawsuit (Video)
An internet company selling foreign language software just agreed to pay $1,000,000 for what the state Attorney General says was an introductory offer scam.
The state says Philadelphia-based Internet Order and it's CEO Daniel Roitman turned an introductory offer into automatic charges for automatic shipments of foreign language software under the brand name The Pimsleur Approach.

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Technology Tech Tips: Windows 10 privacy settings worth checking
Microsoft's new Windows 10 system offers more personalization than before, but it also collects more data than people might be used to on PCs, from contacts and appointments to their physical location and even Wi-Fi passwords.
Technology What's in a billion? Facebook users hit milestone in 1 day
You, your mom, your grandma and elementary school buddy Lawrence might have been some of the billion people who logged in to Facebook on Monday — the first time that has happened in a single day. That's right, one billion people, or one-seventh of the Earth's population.

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Health Study: Tiny, wireless pacemaker could be surgery-free option
A tiny, wireless pacemaker could offer some heart patients a surgery-free alternative to the traditional devices, a new study says. Some doctors, however, say there are lingering safety questions and warned patients not to rush to get the new technology.
Health Amgen wins approval for second biotech cholesterol drug
Amgen Inc. has won federal approval for the second medicine in a new class of pricey biotech drugs that reduce artery-clogging cholesterol more than older statin drugs that have been used for decades.
Health Nickelodeon show profiles dying children
Even though Linda Ellerbee has addressed many tough topics with young audiences before, it took a decade before Nickelodeon approved her idea of a "Nick News" episode where children with terminal illnesses talk about their lives.

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Business U.S. factory orders edge up 0.4 percent in July
Orders to U.S. factories posted a modest gain in July, helped by the biggest rise in motor vehicles orders in a year and a solid gain in a category that tracks business investment plans.

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Consumer Clearing mail alert confusion: Is your mortgage or privacy at risk? (Video)
When someone you don't know sends an email about your federal tax information, it's understandable that you'd be cautious. It's equally understandable that you'd question an unsolicited letter from lawyers talking about trustee changes at your mortgage company. KOMO viewers contacted the Problem Solvers- with questions about both.
Consumer Tick danger in Autumn (Video)
You may think your risk of getting Lyme disease ends when the weather starts to cool,but by fall, adult ticks have had more time to become infected with disease-causing bacteria. Consumer Reports has some tips on how to protect yourself.
Consumer Refunds not guaranteed for wildfire-related lodging cancellations (Video)
Northwest wildfires are ruining a lot of vacations and burning budgets for many families who paid in advance for a vacation rental. Some establishments offer full refunds, but when you lose lodging due to a wildfire or any other natural disaster, there's no such thing as an automatic refund guarantee.
Consumer Safety Alert: Ground Beef (Video)
That hamburger you're grilling could contain harmful bacteria, and unless you cook it thoroughly, could make you sick. Consumer Reports tested 300 packages of ground beef and has advice for you on buying and cooking ground beef.