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Friday Jul 25 | North Sound

Just 4 primary races will knock out any candidates

Two Republicans and two Democrats are vying in Legislative District 10, Position 2, for your votes in the Primary Election, with the top two going to the November general election, no matter which party they represent.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, Arlington, WA, Marysville, WA, US Politics, Rick Larsen, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Bellingham Herald

Police: Sehome resident uses pruning shears to thwart home-invasion robbers

A home-invasion robbery in Sehome neighborhood ended early Thursday, July 24, when the robbers were stabbed with pruning shears, according to the Bellingham Police Department.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Mount Vernon, WA

Bellingham Herald

Skagit County museum displays vintage motorcycles

The 1898 Franklin, like most early motorcycles, was simply a bicycle with a small engine mounted on the frame.

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Related Topix: Motorcycles, Harley-Davidson Motorcycle, La Conner, WA, Audrey Hepburn, Celebrities, Mount Vernon, WA

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Bellingham Herald

Cheryl Bentyne of The Manhattan Transfer coming to Mount Vernon for special concert

Cheryl Bentyne of The Manhattan Transfer, a Skagit County native, performs in a solo performance at 5 p.m. Sunday, July 27, 2014 at Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St., Mount Vernon.

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Related Topix: The Manhattan Transfer, Jazz, Mount Vernon, WA

Wed Jul 16, 2014

KOMO News

Vandals target Burlington bikini coffee shop

Employees at a bikini coffee house in Burlington are trying to identify the vandals who created a real mess outside the business.

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Related Topix: Burlington, WA

Sun Jul 13, 2014

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Natural asbestos problem 'falls in the cracks'

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency investigators prompted by a resident's concern in late 2012 tested rocks near a housing development in Burlington, Washington, and found evidence of naturally occurring asbestos.

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Related Topix: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Law, Law, Burlington, WA, Western Washington University

Thu Jul 10, 2014

HeraldNet

Skagit cows star in dairy documentary

The buxom beast, due to give birth in August, took a little coaxing by Ben Mesman - son of Alan Mesman and the next in line to run Mesman dairy farm - to strap the GoPro video camera to her head to capture a cow's view of the milking pen.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Drink, Milk

HeraldNet

Gone to pot

The grass is always greener: With the opening of recreational marijuana stores in Vancouver, Washington, Portland residents are making the short trip across the border.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Vancouver, WA

HeraldNet

In Our View / Emergency Easetment and Ethics: A road paved by community

We all know where the road leads when using good intentions as paving material, but roads built on opportunism don't get us to the right destination either.

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Related Topix: Oso, WA, Darrington, WA, Stanwood, WA, Arlington, WA, Opinion

Wed Jul 09, 2014

KIMA

Rampaging cow tosses officer, charges cop car in Mt. Vernon

Police in Mount Vernon killed an agitated Angus cow that rampaged through town, tossing a police officer into the air and tap-dancing on a patrol car.

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Related Topix: Mount Vernon, WA

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Journal of the San Juans

B & B owner pays $100K for shoreline clearcut; Preservation Trust drops lawsuit

A steep slope on the westside of Fidalgo Island, part of a nature preserve owned and managed by San Juan Preservation Trust, is vulnerable to damage from seasonal water runoff after it was illegally clearcut by a neighboring property owner.

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Related Topix: Anacortes, WA, Lopez Island, WA

KHQ-TV Spokane

Police kill cow that charged officer

Police in Mount Vernon, Washington, killed an agitated Angus cow that reportedly rampaged through town, tossing a police officer into the air and tap-dancing on a patrol car.

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Related Topix: Mount Vernon, WA

Mon Jul 07, 2014

The News Tribune

Skagit cows star in dairy documentary

The buxom beast, due to give birth in August, took a little coaxing by Ben Mesman - son of Alan Mesman and the next in line to run Mesman dairy farm - to strap the GoPro video camera to her head to capture a cow's view of the milking pen.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Drink, Milk

Bellingham Herald

Skagit troupe presents Shakespeare in rock-quarry amphitheater

Skagit County's Shakespeare Northwest presents the tragedy "Macbeth" and the comedy "Much Ado About Nothing," playing alternately, Thursday, July 10, through Aug. 16 at Rexville-Blackrock Amphitheater, an old rock quarry at 19299 Rexville Grange Road, between Conway and La Conner.

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Related Topix: Conway, WA, La Conner, WA

Sun Jul 06, 2014

Bellingham Herald

Puget Sound Angler derby gets summer started

The 2014 summer saltwater salmon fishing got underway Tuesday, July 1, and the fairweather season's first angling contest is just around the corner.

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Related Topix: Lynden, WA, Bellingham, WA, Roy, WA, Ferndale, WA

Thu Jul 03, 2014

Bellingham Herald

LaConner bridge closed after report something fell off

State Transportation Department investigators have been dispatched to determine whether the so-called Rainbow Bridge near La Conner is sound.

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Related Topix: La Conner, WA, Mount Vernon, WA

KING-TV Seattle

La Conner Rainbow Bridge closed, WSDOT to inspect bridge

Skagit County officials have closed the La Conner Rainbow Bridge after witnesses reported seeing what looked like a piece of concrete fall off the bridge Thursday afternoon.

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Related Topix: La Conner, WA, Seattle, WA

Wed Jul 02, 2014

HeraldNet

No job, no housing for Skagit Valley berry pickers

A Skagit County judge on Wednesday denied a labor group's request for a contempt order against a major berry grower.

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Related Topix: Burlington, WA

Tue Jul 01, 2014

Bellingham Herald

State to restart farmer internship program

A first-in-the-nation effort to support farming's future will restart July 1 in an expanded and extended format.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, San Juan County, WA, Chelan, WA, Kittitas, WA, Snohomish, WA

Mon Jun 30, 2014

Seattle Times

Hiker, rescuer who died at Pilchuck Falls identified

The Skagit County Sheriff's Office identified the rescue-team member as JB Bryson, 62, of Sedro-Woolley.

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Related Topix: Sedro-Woolley, WA, Stanwood, WA, Snohomish County, WA, Lake Cavanaugh, WA

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