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Obama plugs tech jobs in Republican heartland

A day after delivering a defiant State of the Union, President Obama headed to the heartland to promote plans for bolstering the middle class.

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A tale of two Super Bowl-bound cities

It will be Beantown versus the Emerald City in the Arizona desert on Feb. 1.

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Lip-syncing cop ‘Shakes It Off’

A dash cam video of a bald and burly police officer rocking out has gotten the attention of Taylor Swift.

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Today in entertainment history: Jan. 22

A look back on the Hollywood headlines that went down in history.

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Taylor, Wright pace No. 12 Utah in 86-64 win over WSU

Brandon Taylor had 18 points and seven assists.

Phoenix Suns head coach Jeff Hornacek

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Bledsoe, Thomas score season highs, Suns top Blazers 118-113

The Suns (26-18) have their longest home win streak of the season

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8 Whatcom County teams in AP prep basketball polls

Eight Whatcom County teams appeared in this week's edition of the Associated Press boys and girls high school basketball poll.

St. Louis Blues' David Backes (42) and Vancouver Canucks' Kevin Bieksa (3) battle for the puck in an NHL hockey game Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, in St. Louis.

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Canucks D Bieksa out indefinitely with broken hand

Bieksa was injured on Tuesday during Vancouver's 4-1 loss at the Tampa Bay Lightning.

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2-point conversion generated biggest Seahawks quake

The experts say the biggest event was caused by all the jumping and dancing that followed the touchdown and 2-point conversion as Seattle rallied at the end of regulation time

United States goalkeeper Hope Solo (1) signs autographs following the team's international friendly soccer match against Mexico on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Sandy, Utah. The United States won 8-0.

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Hope Solo suspended for 30 days from US national team

U.S. Soccer did not specify the reason for the suspension to the former University of Washington star, announced Wednesday night.

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Lynden rivals battle each other and cancer

Both schools are asking fans to wear black to recognize cancer's impact on the community

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Colleges consider arming campus cops

Western Washington Universities police force have carried guns for a quarter century

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Dropping Canadian dollar could hurt county economy

Tourism Vancouver says the turning point could come if the Loonie dropped to 75 cents

Washington State wide receiver Vince Mayle (15) catches the ball against Northwestern defensive back Ibraheim Campbell (44) during NCAA college football practice for the Senior Bowl, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala.

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WSU’s Mayle, UW’s Shelton & Kikaha shining at Senior Bowl

Washington State's Vince Mayle, along with Washington's Danny Shelton and Hau'oli Kikaha are practicing at the Senior Bowl and each is having a good week.

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Attorney General wants to raise Washington smoking age to 21

Similar bills failed in the last two years in two western states and New Jersey

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Truck driver passes out, dies after semi rolls into ditch

The Vancouver driver was just south of the border when another trucker found him unresponsive

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Lindsay Lohan hospitalized with rare virus

After vacationing in Bora Bora, the actress contracted a rare virus transmitted by mosquitoes.

The roof remained closed at University of Phoenix Stadium, where the NFL football's Super Bowl XLIX will be played, while the grass field remained outside in the sun, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. At this point, the NFL says it plans to keep the retractable roof open at the stadium for the Feb. 1, 2015, NFL championship game between the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots, but the plan can change as the league gets a better read on the weather forecast for game night.

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Roof open or closed for Super Bowl XLIX?

The roof dilemma for the Arizona stadium is complicated by the vast swings in weather the Phoenix area sees over the course of the football season.

Referee Bill Vinovich exits the replay booth on the field during the Detroit Lions-Indianapolis Colts NFL football game in the fourth quarter in Detroit, Sunday, Nov. 2, 2012. Indianapolis won 35-33.

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Vinovich is Super Bowl referee, among 4 1st-timers on crew

Bill Vinovich will be the referee for the Super Bowl, heading a seven-man crew that includes four officials working the title game for the first time.

** FILE ** American League's Alex Rodriguez, right, of the New York Yankees, chats with National League's Barry Bonds, of the San Francisco Giants, during the All-Star Home Run Baseball Derby in San Francisco, in this July 9, 2007 file photo.

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Rodriguez getting hitting advice from Bonds, Martinez

Alex Rodriguez is getting hitting tips from Barry Bonds as the New York Yankees third baseman prepares to return from a season-long suspension.

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No. 3 Gonzaga tops Pacific 91-60, wins 36th straight at home

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Przemek Karnowski and Gary Bell Jr. each scored 13 points

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Booker, Colorado snap 4-game skid, beat WSU 90-58

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Colorado head coach Tad Boyle calls out instructions to his team during a second-round game against Pittsburgh in the NCAA college basketball tournament in Orlando, Fla., Thursday, March 20, 2014.

Askia Booker scored 21 points and Colorado snapped a four-game skid

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Portland’s Aldridge to put thumb surgery on hold

Portland Trail Blazers power forward LaMarcus Aldridge (12) celebrates after scoring in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, in Dallas. The Mavericks won 105-99.

The Trail Blazers say that forward LaMarcus Aldridge has decided to put thumb surgery on hold and play in Portland's game Saturday night against the Washington Wizards.

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Super Bowl XLIX: Carroll, Belichick excelled after failing the first time

Official game balls for the NFL football Super Bowl XLIX wait for final inspection at the Wilson Sporting Goods Co. in Ada, Ohio, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. The New England Patriots will play the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl on Feb. 1 in Glendale, Arizona.

The two men vying to put their fingerprints on the Lombardi Trophy are testament to the axiom that men who flop in their first NFL head coaching job can subsequently flourish.

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Cubs great Ernie Banks dies

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The Chicago Cubs say Hall of Famer and two-time MVP Ernie Banks was 83 when he died Friday night. The team did not provide a cause of death.