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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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Israel warns of long Gaza war as Palestinian fighters cross border

Israeli soldiers patrol outside the northern Gaza Strip on July 28, 2014.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dashes any hopes of a swift end to the three-week conflict as Palestinian fighters launched an audacious cross-border raid.

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Judge OKs record-setting $2B sale of Clippers

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, center, and V. Stiviano, left, watch the Clippers play the Los Angeles Lakers during an NBA preseason basketball game in Los Angeles on Monday, Dec. 19, 2011. NBA spokesman Mike Bass said in a statement Saturday, April 26, 2014, that the league is in the process of authenticating the validity of the recording posted on TMZ's website. Bass called the comments "disturbing and offensive."

A judge has ruled against Clippers owner Donald Sterling and cleared the way for the $2 billion sale of the team to Steve Ballmer.

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Kearse has gone from undrafted to lock for Seattle

Seattle Seahawks' Jermaine Kearse in action at an NFL football camp practice Friday, July 25, 2014, in Renton, Wash.

Once an undrafted free agent and seeming longshot to make the Seahawks roster, Kearse might now fall into the category of being a lock when the final 53-man roster

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DI all-star shortstop, Fine, transferring to WWU  

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Mount Vernon graduate, Alicia Fine, who played last three years at Portland State will transfer to WWU beginning this fall.

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Haley verbally commits to UW

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The UW basketball team has gotten it's verbal commitment for the 2016 recruiting class, point guard Jermaine Haley.