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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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Jobless claims signal firmer labor market

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Job seekers adjust their paperwork as they wait in line to attend a job fair in New York February 28, 2013.

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, suggesting the labor market continued to strengthen.

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Accused Boston bomber appears in court

In this courtroom sketch, Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is depicted sitting in federal court in Boston Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, for a final hearing before his trial begins in January. Tsarnaev is charged with the April 2013 attack that killed three people and injured more than 260. He could face the death penalty if convicted.

The Boston Marathon bombing suspect told a judge that he was satisfied with his lawyers' preparations for the January start of his trial over the deadly 2013 attack.

in Entertainment

Third ‘Night at the Museum’ marks final film for Williams, Rooney

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The credits for "Secret of the Tomb," which opens Friday, read "In loving memory of Mickey Rooney," and "For Robin Williams - the magic never ends."

in Local Sports

Seattle Seahawks sign Wright to 4-year extension

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Seattle Seahawks K.J. Wright (50) gestures after a play against the New Orleans Saints in the second half of an NFL football game, Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, in Seattle.

Wright is leading Seattle with 96 tackles this season, already a career-high, has two sacks and forced three fumbles.

in Local Sports

Viva Las Vegas! WWU hoops double-header on KPUG

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South Point Holiday Hoops Classic on KPUG: The Viking women play West Texas A&M at 1pm followed by the Viking men battling Tarleton State at 3:30pm.