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Little beer, big business

Craft? Micro? Increasingly, "nanobrews" slake local thirst

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Olive Garden continues to get creative with breadsticks

Olive Garden isn't finished dreaming up new ways to use its breadsticks.

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Taco Bell, Pizza Hut give artificial ingredients the boot

The country's biggest food makers are facing pressure from smaller rivals that position themselves as more wholesome alternatives.

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Wanna make big bucks? Become CEO of a media company

They're not Hollywood stars, they're not TV personalities and they don't play in a rock band, but their pay packages are in the same league.

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RECALL ROUNDUP: Cars, poultry top the list

Get a look at some of the products that have been recalled this month.

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To the beach! Roads expected to be packed for Memorial Day

With lower gas prices and an improved job market, AAA expects more than 37 million Americans to travel this weekend, the most since 2005.

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Survey: U.S. schools beef up safety measures

Public schools have increased security with safety drills and parent notification systems in the years following the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

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Move over Bacardi – there’s a new rum in town

Pernod Ricard is poised to sell its Cuban-made rum in the U.S. once a 53-year-old trade embargo is lifted, going head-to-head with Bacardi.

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Your knockoff makeup is too good to be true

Counterfeit makeup, some being sold online, contains untested and dangerous ingredients including rat droppings and urine, police say.

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Fly the crowded skies

The summer skies will be filled with passenger planes, as a record number of travelers are expected.

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‘Most American’ crams whole cookout into one burger

Burger? Hot dog? How about both, with some sides thrown in.

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Survey finds decline in school bullying

More than 20 percent of students age 12 to 18 say they were bullied in 2013.

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Latest self-driving Google car heading to public streets

It can drive, brake, and recognize road hazards without human intervention.

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Battling Amazon, Walmart to test $50 unlimited shipping

The new, unlimited service for online shoppers will be priced below Amazon's widely popular $99 per year Prime service.

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USDA develops first government label for GMO-free products

The Agriculture Department has developed the first government certification and labeling for foods that are free of genetically modified ingredients.

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Facebook to publish news in an ‘instant’

Facebook will let nine news outlets publish articles directly to the social network's mobile news feeds.

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Gas prices still look low for summer even after spring surge

You can expect to pay far less for gas this summer than you have in at least six years!

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Only 3 of 7 midsize SUVs perform well in crash tests

The Nissan Murano and Jeep Wrangler were among the best performers, but several others failed to make the cut.

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Starbucks hopes ‘Mini Frappuccino’ tempts new customers

The coffee chain is launching its latest drink - a smaller version of a summer favorite.

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New treatments may transform cancer care

A new type of blood test could spare patients the surgical and needle biopsies long needed to guide their care.

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Local life-size model of orca whale gets national attention

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Island Mariner Cruises will take fiberglass orca down to Astoria to see if it will scare away the seals there

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Longtime Lynden Christian superintendent retires

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Don Kok had been with Lynden Christian Schools for 22 years

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NBA: Curry ‘ready to go’ for Game 5 of WCF after frightening fall

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You can hear game 5 between the Warrior and Rockets on KPUG 1170AM NOW.

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Soccer’s governing body raided; FIFA leaders face racketeering charges

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch announces an indictment against nine FIFA officials and five corporate executives for racketeering, conspiracy and corruption at a news conference, Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Nine of the 14 that were indicted by the Justice Department are soccer officials, while four are sports marketing executives and another works in broadcasting.

Scandals and rumors of corruption have dogged FIFA throughout the 17-year reign of its President Sepp Blatter, although he was not named in either investigation.

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Mexican sculptor named honorary citizen of Bellingham

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Sebastian honored for his art contributions to the city