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berry farm

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1,000 acres of Skagit farmland to be preserved

Lawmakers have included about $1.3 million in the state's capital budget to preserve 1,000 acres of Skagit County farmland for agriculture uses.

College loan

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Gates Foundation seeks to ease federal financial aid process

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation says simplifying the form college students fill out to qualify for financial aid could open a lot of doors.

In this July 20, 2014 photo, shooters practice with pistols at the gun range at Dragonman's, a gun dealer east of Colorado Springs, Colo. When Colorado lawmakers expanded background checks on firearms last year, they were expecting a huge increase. But the actual number the first 12 months of the law is far lower than projected, according to an analysis of state data by The Associated Press.

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Seattle City Council considers gun violence tax on gun sales

The Seattle City Council is considering a new tax on gun sellers to collect money for gun violence prevention and research.


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Stress from heat, drought on fish spurs push to reduce kills

Drought and record hot weather are producing potentially lethal conditions for salmon and trout in rivers across the West.

fire debris

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Firefighters working to contain wildfire near Baker Lake

The fire is burning between the Maple Grove and Silver Creek campgrounds


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Whatcom County Council moves forward on jail agreement

All of the county’s cities, except Bellingham, signed off on the plan.

Cal Ripken Ferndale & Bellingham teams

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Cal Ripken 12U State Tournament begins Thursday in Ferndale

Eight teams from the northwestern parts of Washington are competing in the tournament: Forks, Ellensburg, Lynden, Mount Vernon-Conway, North Olympic, Othello, Whatcom Americans and Whatcom Nationals.

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Changes to way Whatcom County votes on November ballot

The County Council Tuesday night decided to place a proposal from local progressives in front of voters.

Seattle Mariners' Nelson Cruz follows the flight of his three-run home run off Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Brad Boxberger during the ninth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Mariners' Chris Taylor, and Robinson Cano also scored on the hit. The Mariners won the game 3-0.

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Seattle’s Cruz has longest HR; Stanton longest 3 in NL

MLB announced its first season leaderboards Wednesday. Cruz hit a drive projected at 483 feet against Texas' Wandy Rodriguez on April 29.

Police lights for Kensinger

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Woman’s body found face down in river is identified

A woman's body found face-down in river near Lake Steven's on June 23rd has been identified as Stephanie Kensinger, 22, of Everson Wa.

Seattle Seahawks running back Demetrius Bronson signing autographs at Civic Stadium

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Seahawks host kids camp at Civic Stadium; 12-Tour coming to Lakeway Inn Saturday

Running back Demitrius Bronson represented the Seahawks and told KPUG "For me, I love seeing their smiles. They're excited, and they're ready to go. It's fun."


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Sanchez & Marte lead Tigers over Mariners

Anibal Sanchez got the win to improve to 8-and-7 on the year. J.A. Happ takes the loss to fall to 4-and-2.

All waters in Whatcom County closed to shellfish harvest

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Shellfish poison back in Whatcom County waters

Biotoxin levels are up again and over the limit for safe shellfish harvest.


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NFL: Redskins fail to restore voided trademarks

The Washington Redskins have lost an emotionally charged battle over whether the team's name is an ethnic slur.


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Wimbledon: Gasquet upsets Wawrinka, joins top seeds in semi-finals

Gasquet reached the Wimbledon semifinals in 2007.


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‘Real Housewives’ star takes a family portrait in prison

"Real Housewives of New Jersey" star and convicted felon Teresa Giudice recently got a visit from her husband Joe and the couple's four daughters.

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland holds up his ball on the 18th green after his round on the first day of the British Open Golf championship at the Royal Liverpool golf club, Hoylake, England, Thursday July 17, 2014.

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Rory McIlroy pulls out of British Open

He will be the first player to not defend his Open title since Ben Hogan in 1954.


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Greipel Wins Again at Tour De France

The "Gorilla" looked unbeatable in posting his second stage win.


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Indiana Fever roll over Storm 88-65

Jewell Loyd scored 15 points and Abby Bishop added 12 for the Storm (3-10), losers of eight of their last nine.


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Netflix sets release dates for slate of original films

The streaming network announced release plans for four movies, laying out the schedule for its high-profile push into original films.

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Zayn Malik is single


The former One Direction star has called off his engagement.

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‘Dungeons & Dragons’ coming to the big screen


Warner Brothers says the popular fantasy role-playing game is being converted into a feature film.

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Bobbi Kristina Brown buried next to her mom, Whitney Houston


Mother and daughter were both laid to rest in Fairview Cemetery in New Jersey.

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Love is not dead: Will and Jada aren’t divorcing


"Men in Black" star Will Smith took the unusual step of publicly shooting down a report that he and his actress wife of 17 years had decided to divorce.

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Gwen and Gavin are calling it quits


Is "The Voice" ruining marriages?