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Vote expected tonight on Lake Whatcom phosphorus rules

Whatcom County Council considers storm water and building regulations

strawberry field

Farm workers back on strike

Price negotiations break down at Sakuma Brothers Farms

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Bacteria closes two area beaches to swimming

High levels of fecal bacteria at Little Squalicum Park and Wildcat Cove

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Man sought in death of 4-year-old

WSP finds gun a few blocks away from Sedro Woolley home

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Families without a home after tri-plex fire

Fire in 800 block of Blueberry Lane

vote

Primary ballots are in the mail

Three races up for consideration

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Tuition freeze in place at Wash. state schools

High education funding gets a boost

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Salish Sea health report presents mixed results

Freshwater improving, marine quality in decline

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Actor James Shigeta dies at 81

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Miyoshi Umeki and James Shigeta star in Flower Drum Song in 1961.

"Die Hard," "Lost Horizon" and "Mulan" star, James Shigeta, dies at 81.

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U.S says Russia violated nuclear treaty, urges immediate talks

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FOR USE AS DESIRED, YEAR END PHOTOS - FILE - President Barack Obama meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, Monday, June 17, 2013. Obama and Putin discussed the ongoing conflict in Syria during their bilateral meeting.

In another sign of deteriorating relations, the U.S. government claims that Moscow has violated the Cold War treaty.

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Civilians killed in eastern Ukraine amid fierce fighting

Armed pro-Russian separatists stand guard on the suburbs of Shakhtarsk, Donetsk region on July 28, 2014.

Intense fighting between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine kills at least 19 civilians.

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Toy drone disrupts aircraft fighting California wildfire

Firefighters protect an evacuated home while the fast-moving wildfire called "Sand Fire" burns behind, near Plymouth, California on July 26, 2014.

Fire officials spotted a drone over the Sand Fire and immediately called police to have the toy grounded to avoid a possible mid-air collision.

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Judge gives go-ahead for $2 billion sale of NBA’s Clippers

With her attorney Pierce O'Donnell, right, Shelly Sterling, center, talks to reporters after a judge ruled in her favor and against her estranged husband, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, in his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the NBA basketball team, outside Los Angeles Superior Court, Monday, July 28, 2014.

Shelly Sterling can proceed with the record $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers despite her husband's objections, a judge ruled on Monday.