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Skagit River bridge replacement on schedule

Crews working around the clock

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Payday-loan measure advances

Giving six to 18 months to repay loans

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New gun-control bill to be filed

Would close a loophole in Washington’s current background check law

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Hepatitis A outbreak spreads to Washington State

Linked to Townsend Farms frozen berries sold at Costco

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Alcohol at graduation parties will not be tolerated

Parents can face serious charges

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Lummi Victims of Crime Unit receives top recognition

U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan surprises staff

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Woman takes wheelchair trip for charity

Three-hundred mile trip into Oregon

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BNSF says Sierra Club lawsuit is meritless

Argue polution problem is already solved

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Twenty percent of marriages are same-sex couples

Nearly 2,500 same-sex couples married since law began

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DE Frank Alexander, who missed the first four games of this season due to a previous violation of the policy, won't return until mid-December.

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Giants sink Pirates in NL Wild Card playoff

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A four-hit shutout by Madison Bumgarner and a grand slam by Brandon Crawford carried the Giants to an 8-0 win.

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U.N.: Islamic State committing ‘staggering’ crimes

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Insurgents in Iraq have carried out mass executions, abducted women as sex slaves, and used child soldiers, a new report says.