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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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Shipyard in Fairhaven gets grant to expand

All American Marine awarded close to $1 million

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Majority of Western students won’t see higher tuition

New budget avoids increase for in-state undergrads

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Larsen co-sponsors Government Surveillance Transparency Act

Would allow private companies to inform customers

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Lummi Nation awarded HUD housing grant

Affordable housing to be built near Northwest Indian College

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Big Rock fire closes parts of Highway 9

No homes have been threatened

Photo courtesy of the Whatcom Tea Party by Dave Onkels

County Council candidates voice opinions at forum

Listen to what they had to say in two podcasts

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Bells win series against Pippins with 10 – 1 blow out.

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Arron Stroosma put it away in the 2nd with a bases loaded 3 run double.

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Kazmir helps A’s blank Mariners 4-0

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Oakland Athletics' Scott Kazmir works against the Cleveland Indians in the first inning of a baseball game on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, in Oakland, Calif.

Scott Kazmir pitched eight sparkling innings

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Deputy’s quick reaction saves UPS driver

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Deputy Colin Bertrand used patrol car to stop runaway UPS truck

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AP Source: Blazers reach deal with Lillard, sign Ed Davis

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard

Lillard's extension is reportedly worth more than $120 million. Davis averaged 8.3 points and 7.6 rebounds in his first season with the Lakers last year.

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AP Source: Heat now among clubs meeting with Aldridge

Portland Trail Blazers' LaMarcus Aldridge (12) reacts after making a basket while being fouled during the fourth quarter in Game 1 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Houston Rockets Sunday, April 20, 2014, in Houston. The Trail Blazers won 122-120 in overtime.

The person says Heat President Pat Riley is to meet with Aldridge in Los Angeles