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April 4, 2014

Ferndale makes plans for new playground

Kids will help design playground for Pioneer Park

Search dog Stratus leaps through a debris field while working with a handler following a deadly mudslide, Tuesday, March 25, 2014, in Oso, Wash. At least 14 people were killed in the 1-square-mile slide that hit in a rural area about 55 miles northeast of Seattle on Saturday. Several people also were critically injured, and homes were destroyed.

April 4, 2014

Sheriff: Mudslide missing list up from 15 to 17

Two people added to mudslide missing list

SR 530 covered in mud from landslide in Oso, March 22, 2014

Mud covering SR 530 in Oso after the landslide on March 22, 2014.

April 4, 2014

County weighed buying up homes in mudslide area

County documents expose proposed Oso purchase plan

House Real Estate

April 4, 2014

Local real estate trending upward

First quarter housing numbers show improvement


April 4, 2014

Phone scammers pretending to be PSE employees

Popular phone scam gets local twist


April 4, 2014

Beekeeper pleads guilty to bee theft

Bee thief claims rival farm was buzz kill


April 4, 2014

Skagit County deputies search for horse killer

Family devastated by horse shooting

airport parking sign

April 4, 2014

Allegiant targeting Canadians with new website

Airline looks to cross border travelers to boost business

package on scale

April 3, 2014

Hey, Mr. Postman! Stop the pot!

Seattle man receives multiple unsolicited pot packages in the mail

A searcher walks amidst a massive pile of debris at the scene of a deadly mudslide, Thursday, March 27, 2014, in Oso, Wash.

April 3, 2014

List of missing in Oso now 17

Medical examiner having trouble identifying mudslide victim

mudslide road

April 3, 2014

Obama declares disaster for deadly slide

FEMA assistance available for Oso families and businesses

A flag, put up by volunteers helping search the area, stands in the ruins of a home left at the end of a deadly mudslide from the now-barren hillside seen about a mile behind, Tuesday, March 25, 2014, in Oso, Wash.

April 3, 2014

Mudslide homeowners still on hook for mortgages

Most destroyed Oso homes lacked landslide insurance


April 3, 2014

County’s sixth case of measles confirmed

People possibly exposed to measles at Lynden bakery

On June 10, 1999 an Olympic Pipe Line Company pipeline ruptured and spilled over 236,000 gallons of gasoline into Hanna and Whatcom Creeks.  Photo courtesy of City of Bellingham

April 3, 2014

California pipeline explosion shares eerie similarities with Olympic Pipeline

Like Olympic Pipe Line, PG&E faces federal charges for deadly explosion

morris office

April 3, 2014

Rep. Morris, Rep. Lytton set up shop in Bellingham

Local representatives open new downtown office

mixing dough

April 3, 2014

Fairhaven creperie featured in USA Today

Local restaurant gets national attention as single-ingredient eatery


April 2, 2014

Active shooter at Fort Hood

Shelter in place order for Fort Hood in active shooter situation

A car passes a small flower memorial, Monday, March 31, 2014, at the fire station in Darrington, Wash., at the beginning of another week of searching for victims of the massive mudslide that hit the nearby community of Oso,Wash. Crews have cleared a path through the muck and devastation wrought by Washington's deadly mudslide, making the painstaking search for victims easier. The makeshift road completed over the weekend links one side of the 300-acre debris field to the other.

April 2, 2014

More mudslide victims identified

Receding flood waters helping mudslide search crews

Jammi Parris, a waitress at the Blue Bird Cafe in downtown Arlington, Wash., paints a yellow ribbon and the words "Hold on to Hope" on the window of the cafe, Tuesday, March 25, 2014, in tribute to the victims and people missing after a massive mudslide struck Saturday, killing at least 16 people and leaving dozens missing from the communities of Oso, and Darrington, Wash.

April 2, 2014

United Way distributing $525K to mudslide victims

Donation drive sends $1.3 million Oso's way

sheriff car copy

April 2, 2014

County settles deputy’s termination suit

Despite settlement, Sheriff refutes deputy's retaliation claims

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