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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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Today in entertainment history: Aug. 5

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A look back on the headlines that made Hollywood history.

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Cruz homers in 5th straight game, Seattle beats Rockies 10-4

Seattle Mariners Nelson Cruz, left, leaves the game with manager Lloyd McClendon after suffering back spasms during an at bat against the Cleveland Indians during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, June 9, 2015, in Cleveland.

Nelson Cruz homered for the fifth consecutive game, and the Seattle Mariners spoiled Jon Gray's major league debut with a 10-4 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night.

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Bells Lose a Close One To Cowlitz

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The Bells dropped Game 1 of their final road trip of season 3-1 to the Cowlitz Black Bears

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Toxic algae blooming in warm water from California to Alaska

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One of the largest toxic algae blooms recorded off the West Coast is denser, more widespread and deeper than scientists feared even weeks ago.

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Skagit County 911 system struggles with understaffing

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Skagit County's 911 system is struggling with understaffing and forced overtime that can increase employee stress and burnout.