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State welfare lowest in decades

Medicaid and food stamp use rising

Children who say they fled when armed men were seen in their village eat bread while waiting in Tacloban city, Leyte province in central Philippines Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. Five days after one of the strongest tropical storms on record leveled tens of thousands of houses in the central Philippines, relief operations were only starting to pick up pace, with two more airports in the region reopening, allowing for more aid flights.

‘Reach Across the Water’ to help typhoon victims

Local event tonight at Silver Reef Casino

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Hundreds to lose benefits in Whatcom County

Federal benefits ending in two weeks

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Member vote possible on Boeing counteroffer

Union originally rejected offer

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Grocery store change-up in store for Bellingham

Safeway in the works as another grocery store closes

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Thieves cut into Salvation Army fundraising

Food truck targeted twice since Thanksgiving

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Bellingham gas prices higher than most

Doesn’t compare to Canadian prices

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Charter school proponents: Ruling won’t stop plans

Judge rules charter schools violate state constitution

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Salmon money going toward property purchase

Whatcom Land Trust receives $500,000

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Doug Baldwin headlines group of unheralded receivers

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Jermaine Kearse (15) celebrates after scoring on a 63-yard touchdown reception next to wide receiver Doug Baldwin (89) during the first half of an NFL divisional playoff football game against the Carolina Panthers in Seattle, Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015.

Criticism of Seattle's receivers comes from ex-players-turned-broadcasters, other reporters and plenty of fans on social media.

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Chancellor “looked pretty good” as Seahawks finish prep

Seattle Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor (31) celebrates a hit on St. Louis Rams' Stedman Bailey in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, in Seattle.

Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor "looked pretty good" on Saturday according to coach Pete Carroll.

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Seahawks’ D could earn spot in NFL lore with Super Bowl win

Seattle Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor, left, and cornerback Richard Sherman warm up with their teammates at the start of NFL football practice Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Seahawks and the Denver Broncos are scheduled to play in the Super Bowl XLVIII football game Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014.

The Seahawks are the first team since coach Buddy Ryan's 1985-86 Chicago Bears to give up the fewest points per game and fewest yards per game in back-to-back seasons.

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Viking men rout Nanooks

WWU Jeffrey Parker and Jamon Echols

Jeffrey Parker scored 26 points to break open a tight contest as Western Washington University pulled away to an 80-57 victory over University of Alaska Fairbanks.

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