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Front Porch: Moment of silence Friday for Newtown, Conn.

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Moment of silence
Gov. Chris Gregoire asks the people of Washington observe a moment of silence at 9:30 a.m. local time Friday out of respect for the families devastated by the Newtown, Conn., tragedy.
Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy has issued a proclamation declaring Friday to be a day of mourning throughout his state after the deaths of 20 children and six educators. He asked other states to join in a moment of reflection.
In his letter to Gov. Gregoire, Gov. Malloy wrote, "In the last few days, the outpouring of love and compassion from your state and from around the world has been overwhelming, and the people of Connecticut will be forever grateful."
In Connecticut, places of worship will also ring bells 26 times in honor of each life taken at Sandy Hook Elementary.

Check out the talent: The "America's Got Talent Live -- All Stars Tour" is scheduled to come to Everett next April featuring performances by the past two season's finalists as well as viewer favorites, with Jerry Springer hosting the event.
Tickets are available Friday for the show scheduled for 7 p.m. April 14.
Performers are expected to include this season's champion, $1 million winner Olate Dogs, last season's winner Eugene Landau Murphy, this season's mentalist/mind reader Eric Dittelman, escape artist/illusionist Spencer Horsman, and last season's 12-year-old singing sensation, Anna Graceman.
Tickets cost $25.50, $29.50 and $39.50. They go on sale at 10 a.m. at the Comcast Arena at Everett Box Office, online at, or by calling 866-332-8499.
Groups of 10 or more receive discounts; call 425-322-2609.

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