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Washington state poverty numbers increase

komonews.com — SEATTLE (AP) - More people were living in poverty in Washington state in 2013 than in 2012, even as the numbers remained steady across the nation, according to new figures released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Sep 18, 2014

RT @AP_Phuong: More Washingtonians in poverty in 2013. # and poverty rate also up in Seattle metro area #census is.gd/WrITKX

Sep 18, 2014

More Washingtonians in poverty in 2013. # and poverty rate also up in Seattle metro area #census is.gd/WrITKX

1 seriously hurt as bus, car collide on Vashon Island

komonews.com — VASHON ISLAND, Wash. - A bus full of youngsters collided with a car Wednesday morning on Vashon Island, seriously injuring the driver of the car. Deputies and medics responded to the scene, in the 24700 block of Vashon Highway SW, at about 11:30 a.m. after receiving a report of a serious crash.
Sep 18, 2014

Driver hit by charter bus coming in opposite direction on #Vashon Island Wed. has died, per hospital. Original story: komonews.com/news/local/1-s…

Senate OKs bill on Japanese American memorial

komonews.com — BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, Wash. (AP) - The U.S. Senate has approved a bill to rename the Bainbridge Island memorial dedicated to Japanese Americans forced from their homes during World War II. The measure sponsored by U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer, a Democrat from Washington, now heads to President Barack Obama's desk.
Sep 18, 2014

U.S. Senate approves bill to rename Japanese American memorial on Bainbridge Island: bit.ly/1qOs09e

Darrell Hammond takes over for Don Pardo on 'SNL'

komonews.com — NEW YORK (AP) - A familiar face is taking over for a familiar voice at "Saturday Night Live." The show announced Thursday that Darrell Hammond, who spent 14 years on "SNL," will replace longtime announcer Don Pardo for the Sept. 27 season opener.
Sep 18, 2014

Darrell Hammond takes over for Don Pardo on 'SNL' komonews.com/news/entertain… LIVE! FROM NEW YORK!!!