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NRA lobbyist’s talk irks Seattle Jewish Federation

Jewish Federation appalled by gun lobbyist's Holocaust comment

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Lake Louise Road and Lake Whatcom Blvd. closed at times today

Traffic: Striping crews briefly close busy Lake Whatcom roads

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Senate candidates call foul on misleading ads

Ericksen, Fleetwood race already heated

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Bellingham School Board appoints new member

Mental health professional fills vacated school board seat

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Cornwall beach plans updated

Plans to turn landfill into park in final stages

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B.C. to US lawmakers: sewage treatment will happen

B.C. sewage to be dumped in Strait of Juan de Fuca

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Clerk doesn’t buy man’s gun threat

Employee rebuffs convenience store robber

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Bellingham car dealerships swap brand

Local car lot gives up GM franchise to another

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Ecology’s plan for waterfront site ready for review

Cleanup plan caps containation at Weldcraft Steel and Marine

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Bellingham ranked second best place to raise kids in Wash.

Estately.com ranks Bellingham as family friendly city

A line of fire snakes along a hillside at dusk Friday, July 18, 2014, in Winthrop, Wash. A fire racing through rural north-central Washington destroyed about 100 homes, leaving behind smoldering rubble, solitary brick chimneys and burned-out automobiles as it blackened hundreds of square miles. Friday's dawn revealed dramatic devastation, with the Okanagan County town of Pateros, home to 650 people, hit especially hard.

Triple digits give no relief to firefighters

Firefighting efforts getting help from D.C.

Close-up of sewer grate.

Water and sewer rates could rise in Lake Whatcom neighborhoods

Rate hikes proposed for Lake Whatcom area

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Three jailed for blocking tracks to Anacortes refinery

Oil train protest in Anacortes ends in arrests

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Vanishing NW seabirds linked to herring decline

Biologists notice decline of coastal bird species

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Class size initiative makes Washington ballot

Signatures put school initiative on ballot

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Border patrol now hiring

2,000 job positions open up at border

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Firefighter’s license suspended over sexual misconduct

Firefighter loses licence over child rape charges

A DC-10 air tanker pulls up after dropping fire retardant over a wildfire Saturday, July 19, 2014, near Carlton, Wash. A wind-driven, lightning-caused wildfire racing through rural north-central Washington destroyed about 100 homes Thursday and Friday, leaving behind solitary brick chimneys and burned-out automobiles as it blackened hundreds of square miles in the scenic Methow Valley northeast of Seattle.

Cost of Washington wildfires so far: $50 million

Wildfire costs already reaching breaking point

Aerial view of the Stillguamish River and SR 530 after the March 22, 2014 landslide

The Oso landslide on March 22 resulted in the damming of the Stillaguamish River in Snohomish County. Mud covering the area, including SR 530 is a mile wide.

Independent commission to look into Oso mudslide

State appoints commission to review land use in slide prone areas

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Two weeks, two similar bank robberies

Bellingham bank robberies likely connected

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Today in entertainment history: July 31

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A look at the Hollywood headlines that went down in history.

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Riley says Heat will be competitive/Bosh signs

Miami Heat President Pat Riley listens to a question during a news conference with guard Ray Allen who signed an NBA basketball contract with the Miami Heat, Wednesday, July 11, 2012, in Miami.

Riley speaks out, insists Heat will be competitive TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer MIAMI (AP) — One of the last…

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‘Girls’ star Allison Williams to play Peter Pan on live TV

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The star of the HBO comedy will play Peter Pan opposite Christopher Walken as Captain Hook in the TV musical special "Peter Pan Live! on NBC."

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Cowboys sign OT Tyron Smith to 8-year extension

Dallas Cowboys offensive tackle Tyron Smith during Dallas Cowboy's training camp, Friday, July 25, 2014, in Oxnard, Calif.

The extension signed Wednesday is worth $98 million, pushing the total value of his deal to 10 years and $110 million. Smith gets a $10 million signing bonus and $40 million in guaranteed money.

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Source: Indians ship Masterson to Cards

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Justin Masterson (63) delivers to the Boston Red Sox during the first inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Friday, June 13, 2014.

Masterson, who has struggled with a knee injury, is 4-6 with a 5.51 ERA this year for Cleveland.

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