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Umpqua Bank merging with Sterling Bank

Creating largest community bank on West Coast

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Seattle cops to wear Niners gear

Undercover officers to ensure a safe game day

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Council approves slaughterhouses on farmland

Narrowly passes after long, contentious public debate

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Puget Neighborhood says dorm not welcome

Concerned about increased population and traffic

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Wash. texting while driving rate higher than national average

Study surveys six counties, including Whatcom County

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Monsanto cash boosts fight against food labeling

New campaign finance reports for Initiative 522

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Washington celebrating Organic Week

More than 700 certified organic farms

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Permanent bridge span construction sliding into place

Replacement scheduled Saturday night into Sunday Morning

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Oil spill response test set for today

Large scale exercise in San Juans

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Reports: Broncos WR Welker suspended for 4 games

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A football before the first half of an NFL preseason football game between the Green Bay Packers and the Seattle Seahawks Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, in Green Bay, Wis.

Wes Welker is facing a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing drug policy, according to published reports.

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49ers’ Harbaugh won’t tolerate domestic violence

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San Francisco 49ers' defensive tackle Ray McDonald (91) against the Dallas Cowboys in an NFL football game in San Francisco, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011.

Jim Harbaugh gave stern comments about the topic Tuesday during his radio show on KNBR-AM, two days after 49ers defensive tackle Ray McDonald was arrested on felony domestic violence charges.

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Lynch has little to say ahead of Seahawks opener

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Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch, third from left, carries the ball on the final day of NFL football training camp, Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, in Renton, Wash.

Lynch spoke with the media for the first time this season on Tuesday.

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2014-15 WWU Men’s golf preview

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WWU opens its season on Sept. 19-20 at the Saint Martin's Invitational. The Vikings host their 43rd annual tournament on Sept. 22-23 at the Bellingham Golf and Country Club.

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Former Seahawk Ware arrested on suspicion of DUI

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Seattle Seahawks' Spencer Ware (44) in action against the San Francisco 49ers in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, in Seattle. The Seahawks beat the 49ers 29-3.

Former Seattle Seahawks running back Spencer Ware has been arrested for investigation of driving under the influence.