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US overhauls process for recognizing Indian tribes

Could help some tribes achieve federal recognition

Assault Suspect

Elderly man shoved into the street, police searching for suspect

Allegedly shoved elderly man right into the street

Photo provided by the Port of Bellingham

Local longshoreman: Leave waterfront for industry

Says area is unique and can’t be replicated

clean up

Waterfront landfill cleanup options open for review

Department of Ecology asking for public input

fish

Fishing communities worry more coal means fewer fish

Possible pollution effects if barge traffic doubles

marijuana dea

Pot expert suggests “contract” with Feds

Avoiding selective enforcement of federal laws

wine

Washington grades high for access to wine

Ranking 15th in the nation

bronco

Rodeo rides into Lynden

2012 PRCA Clown of the Year will be in the barrels

hospital

State won’t release mentally ill killer after all

Admits letter to Sheriff poorly-worded

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1 hour ago in Entertainment, Sports

Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter, wrongly convicted of murder, dead

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The boxer's imprisonment, and battle to free him, are immortalized in the Bob Dylan song "Hurricane" and the film of the same name, starring Denzel Washington.

1 hour ago in Local Sports

Rockets host Portland in first-round of playoffs

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Houston Rockets center Omer Asik, right, from Turkey, reaches in on Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Friday, April 5, 2013.

Portland returns to the playoffs for the first time since 2011. Tip-off is schedule for 6:30pm Sunday.

today in Sports

Lee Westwood wins Malaysian Open

File Photo: Lee Westwood. 08.02.11 Mandatory Credit : Gulfpics/WENN.com

Westwood led from start to finish in the co-sanctioned European and Asian Tour event that he also won in 1997.

yesterday in Local Sports

Martins’ goal lifts Seattle over Chivas 2-1

seattle sounder fc logo on ball closeup

Chivas played the final 16 minutes with 10 players after Marco Delgado was ejected in the 74th minute.

yesterday in Local Sports

Alvarez pitches Marlins past Mariners 7-0

Miami Marlins manager Mike Redmond (11) looks on in the dugout before a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Tuesday, April 8, 2014, in Washington.

Alvarez retired the first 15 batters en route to the third complete game of his career.