Morning News and Sports 4/24/14

With Joe Teehan, Crystal King and Mark Scholten



Age to buy tobacco in Washington could go up to 21

Board asks lawmakers to raise legal smoking age

Washington mudslide survivor Amanda Skorjanc, 25, talks to the media while sitting in her hospital bed with her partner Ty Suddarth at her side on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Seattle. On March 22, Skorjanic said she was trapped in a pocket formed by her broken couch and pieces of her roof and said she remembers hearing the voices of several men coming to her aid. She had two broken legs and a broken arm.


Mudslide victim readmitted to Seattle hospital

Mother injured in Oso back in hospital

Map provided by USGS


Magnitude 6.6 quake off B.C. coast

Quake rocks northwest Vancouver Island

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Nationwide new home sales plummet

County housing numbers better than U.S.



Students could face big surprise with private loan

Co-signer clause could make student loan unbearable

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GOP members consider changing gay-marriage view

Public opinion could shift Republican stance on gay-marriage

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Western ‘Takes Back the Night’

Best-seller comes to Bellingham

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County loosens neighborhood pot zoning rule

Zoning compromise for county pot shops

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County votes to buy State Street Property

County council trades leasing for ownership

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Boy hit by car, OK

Car hits boy in Ferndale, no charges

Photo courtesy of City of Bellingham


String of break-ins near Whatcom Creek

Thieves using city creek as hiding place

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Supreme Court rules on race admissions, WWU president under fire

Ban on race based college admission upheld

Photo courtesy of the City of Bellingham


Waterfront park tour open to public

City giving sneak-peak tour of Bellingham waterfront plans

Posing for a picture in front of Bellingham's roving parklet


Bellingham: ‘Up and Coming’ city

Top rising cities in Washington includes Bellingham

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee greets President Barack Obama upon his arrival on Air Force One, Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at Paine Field in Everett, Wash., before the president's visit the community of Oso, Wash., which was hit by a deadly mudslide on March 22, 2014.


President Obama visits Oso

President Obama meets with victims of Oso



Local unemployment down in March

Jobless rate also lower than a year ago

Notes of encouragement are posted on a bulletin board at a grocery store for those affected by a deadly mudslide nearly two weeks earlier nearby, Thursday, April 3, 2014, in Darrington, Wash. More than a dozen people are listed as missing and 30 bodies have been found in debris from the March 22 landslide that broke off a steep hill, roared across the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River and buried a community at Oso, about 55 miles north of Seattle.


Obama to meet mudslide victims’ families, first responders

One month from mudslide, two still missing

Earth World


Local Earth Day celebrations

Green products on display at Boundary Bay Brewery

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County could remove neighborhood pot rule

Pot shop regulations being reconsidered

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