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Thieves stealing copper wire from streetlights near Tacoma
Thieves stealing copper wire from streetlights near Tacoma (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
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Copper Thieves Ravaging Street Lights Along Tacoma Highway

On our side of the state, in the Columbia Basin, it's irrigation and other farm equipment that's 'hit' for it's copper. On the West side, thieves are targeting state highway street lights!

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WARNING: Hackers Accessing Facebook Accounts to Post PORN!

A local man said his Facebook account was hacked and the hackers posted hard-core porn to his account.

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Be careful when asked to swipe drivers license as part of retail purchase
Be careful when asked to swipe drivers license as part of retail purchase (Photo by David Goldman/Getty Images)
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Expert Says: Don’t Swipe Your License in Retail Stores Even if Asked

You might not have been asked yet to do this, but it's coming. More retailers asking consumers to 'swipe' their driver's license through ID reader for purchases, returns. Here's why you shouldn't.

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Apple Unveils New Versions Of iPhone 6, Apple TV
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Apple Introduces iPad Pro, Newest iPhone Editions, Updated Apple TV & More

It's September, which means the annual #AppleEvent where the geniuses in Cupertino, California, unveil the latest editions of Apple's signature products. Here's a quick rundown of what happened.

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Robo-Calls Could Be Stealing Your Identity [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Federal Trade Commission says robo-calls are the number one consumer complaint they receive, and these types of calls are on the rise. Experts warn that this kind of call is an early step in a phone fraud scheme that can lead to identity theft. Here's how it works.

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Cyber experts able to control, disable vehicle remotely
Cyber experts able to control, disable vehicle remotely (Photo by Erik S. Lesser/Getty Images)
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Could Hackers ‘Take Control’ of Your New Connected Car?

More and more we are seeing vehicles on the road that are referred to as "connected," or having direct internet and other digital access.  Whether it's built-in wifi, or other internet features to assist the GPS, performance and other features, the fear of getting hacked as grown considerably.  Especially after recently, two computer experts were able to "take control" of a Jeep Cherokee while their test driver was speeding down the road at 70 miles per hour!

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Rep. Newhouse Asks Citizens Opinion on Iran Nuke Deal, Take The Poll Yourself

Rep. Dan Newhouse, as we reported earlier this month, is looking over the Iran nuke deal very carefully, and wants to make sure he is familiar with every aspect of this controversial plan. It would basically allow Iran to continue it's enrichment program, and actually (according to many critics) would decrease their accountability and oversight.

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WA AG wants call block capability added to cellphones
WA AG wants call block capability added to cellphones (Photo Illustration by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
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WA Attorney General Wants Call-Block Technology Added to Cellphones

No word on what cost it might incur for consumers, but on the surface, we agree with this idea.

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Self-Driving Lawnmower Is Brilliant — Or Is It?

Who needs super high-tech gadgetry to make life easier?

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Nuclear Submarine Base Secretly Steals Money From Washington State

Kitsap County on the west side of Puget Sound is home to the third largest naval base in the country, which accounts for half the county’s economy. That’s a lot of weight to throw around, and now the Navy is doing it… but secretly.

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