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Adoption advocate gifts kidney to orphan

Says it’s worth the risk

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Memorial Fund Set Up For Hannah Dashiell

Donations can be made at any Peoples Bank location

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Police have names in fire homicide investigation

Say victim was alive when fire was set

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Vandals target campus fire extinguishers

Second time in one month

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Report: U.S. coal market expected to drop

New rules could close energy plants

In this graphic provided by the Washington State Liquor Control Board, a logo that will be used for labeling legal marijuana produced in Washington state is shown. Officials released a preliminary draft of regulations for growing and selling legalized marijuana Thursday, May 16, 2013. Voters last November made Washington and Colorado the first states to legalize the sale of taxed marijuana to adults over 21 at state-licensed stores.

State faces pot growing dilemma

Too many growers with nowhere to grow

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Another 38,000 state unemployed could lose benefits

Congress working on extending benefits

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More than 71,000 enrolled for private insurance

Over 72,000 more need finish enrollment

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New Chrysalis Inn planned for Wenatchee

Construction scheduled for spring

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Department of Fishing closing parts of Nooksack River

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Low flows and warm water temperatures prompted the fishing ban on several stretches of the river.

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Rain returning to Whatcom County in big way

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We could see up to 2-and-a-half inches of rain just this weekend.

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Lummi Nation done talking about proposed Coal Terminal

In this photo taken Oct. 23, 2012, a dilapidated structure is seen jutting out into the Strait of Georgia along the beach just south of the location of a proposed coal exporting terminal in Ferndale, Wash., just north of Bellingham, Wash. In the distance behind are an existing aluminum plant and oil refinery. The progressive college town of Bellingham is at the center of one of the fiercest environmental debates in the region: should the Northwest become a hub for exporting U.S. coal to Asia? A proposal to build one of as many as five coal terminals here has divided the town, pitting union and businesses that welcome jobs against environmentalists who worry about coal dust and greenhouse gas emissions. A trade group is running TV ads touting the projects, while numerous cities such as Seattle and Portland are opposing coal trains through their communities.

The tribe says it sent the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers its final letter on the matter and now expects the corps to deny permits for the project.

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Bids in for construction of new Skagit County jail

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The new 108-thousand-square foot jail will feature a health services area and a secure perimeter with concrete panels.