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Smoke from an Israeli strike rises over Gaza City, Thursday, July 24, 2014. Israeli tanks and warplanes bombarded the Gaza Strip on Thursday, as Hamas militants stuck to their demand for the lifting of an Israeli and Egyptian blockade in the face of U.S. efforts to reach a cease-fire.

Bellingham City Council to consider Gaza resolution

Local group asks city to take stand on violence against Palestinians

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Primary election ballots are out

Primary vote due Aug. 5

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Record rain expected today, tomorrow

Rainfall could break July records

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Local jobless rate tumbles

WA unemployment rate down more than one percentage point

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Pilot survives helicopter crash

Helicopter crashes near Oso, injuring pilot

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.

Wildfire now 16 percent contained

Senators ask for money to fight wildfires

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.

Local woman driving donations to wildfire victims

Local campaign helping fire victims in central Washington

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

Last body found in Oso mudslide

Final Oso victim recovered

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.

Scientists release Oso mudslide causes

Rainfall, other factors triggered Oso slide

President Barack Obama accompanied by Col. David L. Almand, Commander of 89th Airlift Wing, walks toward Air Force One upon arrival at Andrews Air Force Base in Md., on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, en route to Seattle in a three-day West Coast trip includes at least five fundraising events in Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Obama visit makes bad traffic worse

President in Seattle for political fundraisers

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Public access TV coming to Bellingham

City to allow public access on local TV channel

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Council member to council: Acronyms too confusing

Overuse of acronyms in government criticized

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Washington loses latest bid for education agility

U.S. Department of Education denies latest Wash. request

Fans at CenturyLink Field watch during the first quarter of an NFC divisional playoff NFL football game between the Seattle Seahawks and the New Orleans Saints in Seattle, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014.

Ticket scalpers hit the playing field

Warning: Scammers targeting Seahawk fans

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Firefighters optimistic over progress

Man speaks about losing house in wildfire

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Council considers timberland compromise

Timber proposal might please conservationists

President Barack Obama walks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, as he returns from North Carolina.

Obama visit could make bad traffic situation worse

President stops in Seattle on fundraising tour

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Jeep flips over, slams into several cars

A jeep crashes into cars, flips on its side

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A Bellingham school bus is involved in a crash

Students not hurt in Bellingham bus crash

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Florida State tops preseason Amway coaches’ poll

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Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston throws a pass before an NCAA college football game against Miami Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, in Tallahassee, Fla.

Rounding out the top five were Alabama, Oklahoma, Oregon and Auburn with the first-ever playoff looming at the end season.

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Dustin Johnson takes leave of absence from golf

Dustin Johnson of the US plays a shot on the 17th fairway during the second day of the British Open Golf championship at the Royal Liverpool golf club, Hoylake, England, Friday July 18, 2014.

In a statement Thursday from Hambric Sports Management, the 30-year-old Johnson said his leave of absence was effective immediately.

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Another decent start for Woods at Firestone

Tiger Woods answers questions at his news conference during the final practice day for the Bridgestone Invitational golf tournament Wednesday, July 30, 2014, in Akron, Ohio.

Woods made six birdies Thursday to open with a 2-under 68 at the Bridgestone Invitational, just four shots behind Marc Leishman.

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A’s & Tigers escalate arms race on busy MLB trade deadline day

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Oakland sends Yoenis Cespedes to Boston for Jon Lester while the Tigers pick up David Price in 3-team deal.

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Ravens’ Rice publicly apologizes to wife for domestic violence

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The running back apologizes to his wife for hitting her, vowing to be an "ambassador against domestic violence."

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