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forest fire

Summer burn ban starts today

Highest threat of wildfires during dry hot conditions

dog walking

Staying healthy in the heat

Tips for you and your pets

ecstacy dea

One killed, hundreds hospitalized following festival overdoses

Took a powerful form of ecstasy at the Gorge Amphitheatre

raspberries

Raspberry harvest off to a warm start

Some concerns over mold and fruit flies

lynden city hall

Lynden ranks in top ten of best place to raise kids

Top Washington towns with best schools, income, home values and growth

hand shake

WA lawmakers reach budget agreement

Final vote expected today

Gas Pump

House Approves Gasoline Tax

Raising tax by 10.5 cents a gallon

medical mask

Officials warn of possible measles exposure in Bellingham

People may have been exposed at Bellis Fair mall or Costco

Recent Headlines

in Lifestyle

Pistachios may help reduce diabetes risk

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Pistachios are seen after sorting at a processing factory in Rafsanjan, 1,000 kilometers southeast of Tehran September 23, 2008.

For people who may be headed for type 2 diabetes, regularly eating pistachios might help turn the tide.

in Lifestyle

Triathlons popular with middle-aged athletes

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Runners and bikers compete in the 34th annual Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon in San Francisco, California June 1, 2014.

Triathlons, the swim-bike-run races of varying lengths, are scaling the bucket lists of many middle-aged athletes.

in Sports

Indianapolis Colts owner pleads guilty to intoxicated driving

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James Irsay, owner of the NFL's Indianapolis Colts, is pictured in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters March 17, 2014.

Billionaire James Irsay, owner of the Indianapolis Colts, was arrested in March after failing roadside field-sobriety tests.

in Sports

Phillies’ Cole Hamels, bullpen combine for no-hitter

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Sep 1, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Cole Hamels (35) throws the ball against the Atlanta Braves in the second inning at Turner Field.

Cole Hamels set up a combined no-hitter for the Philadelphia Phillies as they beat the Atlanta Braves 7-0 at Turner Field in Atlanta.

in National, World

ISIS releases beheading video of American Steven Sotloff

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A masked Islamic State militant speaks next to a man purported to be U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff at an unknown location in this still image from an undated video posted on a social media website.

The Islamic State militant group released a video purporting to show the beheading of U.S. hostage Steven Sotloff.