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It can be a tough row to hoe for new and beginning farmers, but the state is working to assist them with outreach opportunities, like this poultry workshop in Whatcom County and an expanded Farm Internship Program. Photo courtesy Washington State Dept. of Agriculture.

Farm internship program expands into Whatcom County

New program trains aspiring farmers

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Man injured in head-on collision with tree

Maple Falls man recovering from serious crash

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UW study: Gun victims more likely to be shot again

Study: Gun victims more likely to be arrested for future violence

pot shop

1 of 2 Bellingham pot shops now open

Local pot shop among first in state to open

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.

Marijuana legal, but rules apply

Pot rules in effect as shops open

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Allegiant flight to Bellingham turned back

Engine trouble stops flight to Bellingham

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BNSF reports drop in Wash. oil train shipments

Bakken crude oil train shipments depend on week

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Traffic: Section of James Street closed

James Street detour in place

Seahawks House yard

Ferndale house painted in Seahawk colors

Woman turns house into Seahawks tribute

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Talks begin with state unions, who want more money

State negotiating raises for state employees

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Bug infests new Sudden Valley Library

Library closed by wood eating beetles

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.

Two local pot shops open tomorrow

First marijuana retail stores open doors

house for sale

Home sales down, prices up

Home prices impacting sales

Fireworks

Police: Fourth of July quieter, still busy

Fireworks ban didn't stop all

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Tire hits boy at speedway

Close call at Skagit Speedway

alcohol and keys

Police keeping watch for drunk drivers

Impaired driving emphasis patrol in full effect

red cross

Red Cross needs help for 200 people displaced by fire

Donations needed for families homeless after apartment fire

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Paving scammers return to Whatcom County

Paving scam targets local business

mussels

All county beaches closed to shellfish harvesting

Shellfish poisoning found in Bellingham Bay

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Washington class size proposal turns in signatures

Class size initiative likely to be on Nov. ballot

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