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Wilbur steps down as state GOP chief

Taking a job at Young America’s Foundation

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CO2 pumped into basalt formation under Wallula

Researchers hope gas will stay locked up underground

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Population growth planning underway

County must update plan by 2016

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Stinging insect warning from the Department of Health

Sever reactions need medical care

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New Red Cross app sends local alerts

Volunteer and need notifications

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Loose joint on Skagit River bridge gets repair

“L” joint holding asphalt in place

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Smoking quitline funding about to end

Free services end Wednesday

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Houston’s Harden trying to be better in Game 2 

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Portland Trail Blazers' Wesley Matthews (2) tries to drive past Houston Rockets' James Harden during the first half in Game 1 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series, Sunday, April 20, 2014, in Houston.

The Blazers battle the Rockets in Houston tonight at 6:30pm.

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Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong’o named ‘most beautiful’

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The actress was named as the world's most beautiful woman for 2014 by "People" magazine.

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Travel through time on Google maps

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Google is now offering trips down memory lane on its digital maps.

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‘Peeps’ coming to a big screen in marshmallow movie

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The film focuses on the sugary confections as they prepare to be judged at the annual Peeps diorama contest.

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Washington state eyes building ban after deadly mudslide

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Snohomish County is considering a six-month ban on new construction in landslide-prone areas.