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15 hrs ago | OregonLive.com

La Conner balances Skagit County's agricultural bounty with salty waterfront, antique store

La Conner is another of those small Washington towns that makes use of an inland saltwater setting to be a desirable place to live and to visit.

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Related Topix: La Conner, WA, Agriculture, Science, Washington, Gig Harbor, WA, Port Orchard, WA, Travel

18 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

Northwest Career & Technical Academy accepting applications for upcoming school year

High school students who are interested in getting a jump on a career path can apply to attend the Northwest Career & Technical Academy for the 2014-15 school year.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Whatcom County, WA

Sat Apr 19, 2014

The Oregonian

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival at Mount Vernon, Wash., features millions of blooming bulbs...

The brightness of the bloom is exceeded only by the smiles on the faces of the people who witness it.

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Related Topix: Mount Vernon, WA, Home Gardening, Home, La Conner, WA, Travel

Fri Apr 18, 2014

KING-TV Seattle

Young Ethiopian woman's sight being saved at Swedish Hospital

SEATTLE A complex series of events led to 22-year-old Haimanot Kassaye Weldetsadik coming to Swedish Neuroscience Institute to remove an unusual brain tumor that was causing her to lose her sight.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Seattle, WA

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Bellingham Herald

Opening day of spring/summer trout season now nine days away

In Whatcom County, lakes Padden, Silver, Toad and Cain lakes, stocked with rainbow trout in anticipation of the opening, join other waters such as Lake Whatcom and Baker Lake in hosting In neighboring Skagit County, Heart, Sixteen, Erie and McMurray lakes also have been stocked with hatchery fish in anticipation this opener.

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Related Topix: Whatcom County, WA, Okanogan County, WA

HeraldNet

Highway 530 solution seen as crucial a " and complicated

A handwritten note on a flip chart in the Stillaguamish Senior Center summed up some of the frustrations people have with the closure of Highway 530 since the March 22 mudslide: The times are a reference to state plans to convert a steep one-lane gravel utility road into a temporary bypass for local residents and employees.

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Related Topix: Darrington, WA, Snohomish County, WA

Bellingham Herald

Folksinger Daisy O'Conner, a Ferndale native, returns to perform at Green Frog

Folksinger and composer Daisy O'Conner, a Ferndale native who attended Western Washington University and did social work in Whatcom and Skagit counties for five years, returns from her current home in Austin, Texas, to perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Green Frog, 1015 N. State St. in Bellingham.

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Related Topix: Ferndale, WA, Western Washington University, Whatcom County, WA, Bellingham, WA

Bellingham Herald

Whatcom Farm Friends back Sakuma Brothers in labor dispute

Recent protests by Families United for Justice and some Western Washington Univeristy students on behalf of local farmworkers caught plenty of attention from local farmers.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Bellingham Herald

Input wanted for Larrabee State Park planning

The public can help develop a management plan for Larrabee State Park during a meeting Tuesday, April 15, in the Fairhaven Library at 1117 12th St. The meeting is 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. It is part of the second phase of a land-use planning project for the 2,683-acre park spread between Whatcom and Skagit counties.

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Related Topix: Whatcom County, WA

CNN

Annual Tulip Fest Blooms North of Seattle

Thousands are now converging throughout the month of April to the 31st Annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, in Skagit County, Washington, 65 miles north of Seattle.

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Sun Apr 13, 2014

HeraldNet

6 days in disaster zone: Firefighter finds Darrington has unshakable will

Sieloff, 57, is the assistant chief of operations for the Lynnwood Fire Department.

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Related Topix: Darrington, WA, Arlington, WA, Mukilteo, WA

Sat Apr 12, 2014

NWCN.com

Skagit Co. flood concerns could force residents to move

Make changes or move out. Residents in the Janicki Cove community fear they could be forced to leave if they don't comply with flood regulations.

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Related Topix: Sedro-Woolley, WA

Fri Apr 11, 2014

HeraldNet

Weekends are for fun: Baseball clinics, plant trees, music and more

Baseball: The Marysville Baseball Association Hawks will host its annual camp for youngsters this Sunday at Cedarcrest Middle School in Marysville.

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Related Topix: Marysville, WA, Oso, WA, Everett, WA, Maltby, WA

HeraldNet

What to do with 530: Meetings will discuss options for rebuilding 1-mile stretch

Patricia Flajole and son Pat look out over a flooded Highway 530 east of the Oso mudslide area on March 23, the day after the slide.

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Related Topix: Oso, WA, Landslide, Darrington, WA, Arlington, WA, Snohomish County, WA

Thu Apr 10, 2014

Seattle Times

A strong voice for WSU’s Puget Sound presence

Wildfire season starts on April 15, the same day Bob Drewel begins a one-year term as interim chancellor of the coming Washington State University North Puget Sound at Everett.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Washington State University, Everett, WA, Snohomish, WA, Opinion

Bellingham Herald

DOT: North Cascades Highway may be cleared by early May

Washington Department of Transportation crews begin a second day of work to reopen the North Cascades Highway at the Whatcom/Skagit county line, 11 miles from Diablo Gate, on Wednesday, April 2, 2014.

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Related Topix: Whatcom County, WA, Avalanche

Wed Apr 09, 2014

HeraldNet

N.C. town with deep kinship to hold fundraiser

Mountain Faith has played the Darrington Bluegrass Festival . On Friday, the band will take the stage at an outdoor concert to raise money for people in the Oso area.

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Related Topix: Darrington, WA, Oso, WA, Snohomish County, WA, Western Carolina University, Sedro-Woolley, WA

Sat Apr 05, 2014

Bellingham Herald

Best Bets: Janet Oakley reads from new novel

Author Janet Oakley, at the Territorial Courthouse in Bellingham, reads from her new novel, “Timber Rose,” at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 6, at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Bellingham author Janet Oakley reads from her new novel, "Timber Rose," at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 6, at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Set in 1907, when women are climbing ... (more)

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Related Topix: Bellingham, WA, La Conner, WA

Thu Apr 03, 2014

Bellingham Herald

State lawmakers Lytton, Morris open new office in Bellingham

State representatives for the city's south side may hail from Skagit County, but they have a presence in Bellingham with a new district office on the third floor of the Herald Building, 1155 N. State St. Staffers for Rep. Jeff Morris, D-Mount Vernon, and Rep. Kristine Lytton, D-Anacortes, are in the office 40 hours a week.

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Related Topix: Bellingham, WA, Mount Vernon, WA, Anacortes, WA

HeraldNet

Tulip Festival continues in the Skagit Valley

If you go, visit the bulb growers first. That's your best bet to find color as many of the fields may not have bloomed yet.

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Related Topix: Mount Vernon, WA

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