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Oklahoma Tornado

Local Red Cross volunteers on stand-by after OK tornado

Local Red Cross volunteers are on stand-by to travel to Oklahoma in the wake of yesterday’s tornado.

Copper Tubing

Metal thieves hit local Fred Meyers

Metal thieves broke into a fenced construction site located next to the Lakeway Fred Meyers.

Job Briefcase

Local unemployment down sharply in April

Preliminary figures from the state Employment Security Department show Whatcom County had an unemployment rate of 6.9% in April.

Construction

Rural development plans hope to satisfy state law

People are invited to weigh in tonight on two different plans concerning the fate of rural development.

Beach

Saltwater testing begins at local beaches

The saltwater off of the most popular beaches in Whatcom County will start getting tested for bacteria this week.

Xbox

New Xbox to be revealed today in Redmond

Microsoft takes the wraps off its new Xbox today in Redmond.

Fire Engine Sign

Retired fire captain throws hat into at-large race

There’s a new face in politics running for the at-large Bellingham City Council seat.

Grocery Store

Costco submits potential plans for new location

Mayor stresses need for “employment land.”

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in Sports, Viral Videos

WATCH: The history of the ‘high-five’

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It's the gesture associated with all things awesome but the history behind this iconic handshake might surprise you.

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‘The Book of Life’ takes No. 1 spot on bestsellers list

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The final novel of the time-traveling trilogy written by Deborah Harkness, shot straight to the top of the bestsellers list.

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White House bemoans lawmakers’ delay on border crisis

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White House officials expressed growing alarm that Congress may not approve $3.7B in emergency funds to tackle the child migration crisis.

in Sports

FIFA rejects calls to strip Russia of World Cup

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The 2018 World Cup will be held in Russia, where FIFA says the tournament can "create positive change."

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Friday’s Sports Minute

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A look at the sports news making headlines today, Friday, July 25.