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Lake Whatcom land officially reconveyed

Now one of nation’s largest parks

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New boating laws take effect this month

BUI increased to gross misdemeanor

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Rip tides and cold water cause concern for swimmers

Coast guard urging extra safety over holiday weekend

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Seattle among America’s ‘snobbiest’ cities

Tied with Sante Fe for 5th place

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Overstreet says budget problems far from over

Estate tax increase could be unconstitutional

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DelBene: Student loan interest rates top priority

Disappointed Congress let deadline pass

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Larsen sees aerospace growth potential in Bellingham

Encouraging local industries to use federal grants

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Bellingham ranked third safest U.S. city

Less likely to suffer from natural disasters

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Inslee signs $33.6 billion budget

Includes an additional $1 billion for public education

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in Lifestyle

Fist bumps relay 90 percent less germs than handshakes

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President Barack Obama fist bumps the cashier after paying for his order at Franklin Barbecue in Austin, Texas on July 10, 2014.

Replacing handshakes with fist bumps could help cut down on the spread of bacteria and illnesses, according to a new study.

in Lifestyle

Sony looks to revive the Playstation network

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A white Sony Playstation 4 is on display at the 2014 Electronic Entertainment Expo, known as E3, in Los Angeles, California on June 11, 2014.

Sony Corp is hammering out plans to rise from the ashes of nearly $10 billion lost in six years by building a future around the PlayStation.

in Lifestyle

Apple updates MacBook Pro laptops, cuts price of older model

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The Apple logo is pictured on the front of a retail store in the Marina neighborhood in San Francisco, California on April 23, 2014.

Apple Inc said it updated its MacBook Pro line of laptops with a high-resolution Retina display, faster processors and higher memory for a starting price of $1,299.

in National

U.S. marshals, police wounded, fugitive dead in NYC gunfight

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A New York Police Officer stands guard inside a cordoned area at the site of a shooting in Greenwich Village, Manhattan, New York on July 28, 2014.

Two U.S. marshals and a New York police detective were wounded and a fugitive wanted on sex abuse charges was killed in a shootout in Greenwich Village.

in Entertainment

Actor James Shigeta dies at 81

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

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