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Barron Heating wins Ski to Sea

Barron was last year’s overall winner as well

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WA Governor Vows Thorough Investigation of Bridge Collapse

Inslee: A temporary bridge is the top priority.

Boy Scouts of America to allow openly gay scouts

Local volunteer: They made the right decision

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Festival of Flags honors Veteran Women

Will be 1,550 flags on display

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Memorial Day services honor veterans

Two services on Monday

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I-5 bridge over Skagit River collapses

Three people reportedly injured, no fatalities

County Executive Jack Louws

Whatcom County financially stable

Annual “State of the County” address

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Waning dollar not expected to deter Canadian shoppers

Canadian dollar has fallen below 97-cents

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in National

Jobless claims signal firmer labor market

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Job seekers adjust their paperwork as they wait in line to attend a job fair in New York February 28, 2013.

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, suggesting the labor market continued to strengthen.

in National

Accused Boston bomber appears in court

In this courtroom sketch, Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is depicted sitting in federal court in Boston Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, for a final hearing before his trial begins in January. Tsarnaev is charged with the April 2013 attack that killed three people and injured more than 260. He could face the death penalty if convicted.

The Boston Marathon bombing suspect told a judge that he was satisfied with his lawyers' preparations for the January start of his trial over the deadly 2013 attack.

in Entertainment

Third ‘Night at the Museum’ marks final film for Williams, Rooney

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The credits for "Secret of the Tomb," which opens Friday, read "In loving memory of Mickey Rooney," and "For Robin Williams - the magic never ends."

in Local Sports

Seattle Seahawks sign Wright to 4-year extension

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Seattle Seahawks K.J. Wright (50) gestures after a play against the New Orleans Saints in the second half of an NFL football game, Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, in Seattle.

Wright is leading Seattle with 96 tackles this season, already a career-high, has two sacks and forced three fumbles.

in Local Sports

Viva Las Vegas! WWU hoops double-header on KPUG

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South Point Holiday Hoops Classic on KPUG: The Viking women play West Texas A&M at 1pm followed by the Viking men battling Tarleton State at 3:30pm.