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Coast Guard: 2 rescued after canoe overturns

Canoeists rescued near Lummi Island


2 dead, including rescuer, in Skagit County

Hiker and rescuer killed near Pilchuck Falls are identified

oil ship

Ecology hires company to study oil transportation

Wash. oil study contract goes to New York firm

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Marijuana shortage could leave pot shops empty

Moldy pot could hold-up retail sales


Run from Bellingham Bay up Mount Baker and back

Eight runners attempt to recreate historic run

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Orcas among most contaminated marine animals

Orcas recovery continues to struggle


Auto thefts reported up 4.5 percent in Washington

Average 88 vehicles a day stolen in Washington State

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State wage increase skewed by King County

Average wage gets boost from Seattle tech jobs


Local economist sees small increases over next year

Chamber of Commerce speaker gives insight into local economy

Last year berry pickers picketed pay and conditions at Sakuma Brothers Farm.

Judge: Sakuma Brothers must house worker’s families

Berry workers will get housing for non-working family

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New Nexus facility opening

Bigger building, better parking at new Nexus facility


Puget Sound ranks high for skin cancer

Cloudy northwest weather doesn't protect skin against UV rays

old growth

Scientists ask Obama to protect old growth forest

Scientists say only 10 percent of old growth forests remain

health insurance

Insurance rules on gender identity clarified

Insurers not required to cover sexual reassignment surgery

In this graphic provided by the Washington State Liquor Control Board, a logo that will be used for labeling legal marijuana produced in Washington state is shown. Officials released a preliminary draft of regulations for growing and selling legalized marijuana Thursday, May 16, 2013. Voters last November made Washington and Colorado the first states to legalize the sale of taxed marijuana to adults over 21 at state-licensed stores.

Three Bellingham pot stores could be among first to open

Bellingham pot retailers await go-ahead

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Waterfront park planning meeting tonight

City presents plans for Whatcom Waterway Park

Angela Roderick

12 months of giving honors teen’s memory

Grieving parents donate school batting cage in daughter's name

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