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Ferndale home fire 2

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

health exchange

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

Photo courtesy of the City of Bellingham

City asking for waterfront park name ideas

Names can be submitted online

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Bellingham teen dies in car accident

Car skidded on icy road

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Three WWU teams in action on Thursday

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The Western Washington University women's soccer, men's soccer and volleyball squads are in conference matchups on Thursday.

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PAC-12 Showdown: Arizona likely to key in on Oregon QB Mariota

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) during the first half of an NCAA football game against Arizona, Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, in Tucson, Ariz.

Last season Arizona went after Oregon QB Marcus Mariota early and kept on hassling him. Expect the same when the Wildcats visit the No. 2 Ducks at Autzen Stadium.

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Dunn retires following a 14 year career

Oakland Athletics' Adam Dunn leans against the batting cage before the start of the AL wild-card playoff baseball game against the Kansas City Royals Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo.

Following the Athletics loss to the Kansas City Royals in the A.L. Wildcard game, Adam Dunn told ESPN that he has played his final game.

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Report: Paul Molitor, Twins set to meet

Minnesota Twins coach Paul Molitor is seen in the dugout during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit, Saturday, May 10, 2014.

Molitor has never managed in the majors or minor leagues but has extensive coaching experience since leaving baseball as a player.