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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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Wash. gains 9,800 jobs in June

Unemployment stays the same

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Friday’s Sports Minute

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A look at the sports news making headlines today, Friday, Aug. 1.

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U.S. reforms poultry inspections in effort to boost food safety

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The USDA hopes reforms to decades-old processes for inspecting poultry facilities will cut down on foodborne illnesses.

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Muhammad Ali’s ‘Fight of the Century’ gloves sell for $400K

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The gloves the boxing great wore in his legendary 1971 fight against Joe Frazier sold at auction on Thursday.

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Seahawks RB Lynch ends his holdout

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The Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks were given a welcome boost when Marshawn Lynch reported for camp at the team's practice facility.

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Senate passes $16.3B veterans health care bill

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The U.S. Senate gave final approval to a plan to ease delays at the scandal-plagued Veterans Affairs Department.