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1 min ago | Crosscut.com

The Skagit Valley's real-life Dan Brown thriller

The story has all the elements of a Dan Brown thriller: a mural by famous Northwest painter William Cumming - now clearly a priceless masterpiece - forgotten in a Skagit Valley barn for decades and rescued from burn pile oblivion only by a cascade of coincidences.

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Related Topix: Edison, WA, Painting, Arts, Agriculture, Science, Mount Vernon, WA, Anacortes, WA

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Bellingham Herald

GOP hopeful Celis wins primary, will take on U.S. Rep. DelBene

Republican Pedro Celis will move on to the November general election after edging out fellow Republican challenger Robert Sutherland by just shy of 1,000 votes in the August primary race for Washington's 1st Congressional District.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Suzan DelBene, Whatcom County, WA, Sudden Valley, WA, Snohomish County, WA

Bellingham Herald

Whatcom unemployment rate rises slightly in July

The rate was 5.3 percent last month, up from 5.1 percent in June, according to data from the Washington State Employment Security Department.

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Related Topix: Whatcom County, WA, San Juan County, WA

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Bellingham Herald

Mural collecting dust is William Cumming original

Art gallery owner John Braseth said the signature on the painting was unmistakably Cumming's, the Skagit Valley Herald reported .

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Related Topix: Arts, Painting

Fri Aug 15, 2014

Bellingham Herald

DUI emphasis patrols to run through Sept. 1 in Whatcom County

People out partaking in recently legalized marijuana or drinking at end-of-summer barbecues should plan a safe way to get home, as emphasis patrols are looking for intoxicated drivers in Whatcom and Skagit counties.

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Related Topix: Whatcom County, WA, Drugs

Thu Aug 14, 2014

Bellingham Herald

Meat company leaves Bellingham Farmers Market to finish new plant

A popular vendor at the Bellingham Farmers Market is taking the rest of the season off to concentrate on its expansion plans.

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Bellingham Herald

Skagit County adds conditions for Shell rail project permits

Skagit County planners announced Wednesday, August 13 that they will require Shell Puget Sound Refinery in Anacortes to meet some conditions to bolster public and environmental safety as part of its quest to move forward on a proposed rail offloading facility.

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Related Topix: Anacortes, WA

Wed Aug 13, 2014

Bellingham Herald

Burlington man seriously hurt at Pilchuck Falls

A Burlington man was in serious condition at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after the second serious hiking accident this summer at Pilchuck Falls in south Skagit County.

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Related Topix: Burlington, WA, Lake Cavanaugh, WA

Tue Aug 12, 2014

South Whidbey Record

Police launch 'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over' campaign

Summer is a time for parties and picnics in the sun, but don't let a DUI ruin your fun, the Washington Traffic Safety Commission warned this week.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Island County, WA

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Burlington business malting local grains to brew

Four years after embarking on a mission to raise the value of locally grown grain, the team at Skagit Valley Malting Co.

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Related Topix: Burlington, WA, Beer, Drink, Whiskey, Liquor, Mount Vernon, WA

Mon Aug 11, 2014

Bellingham Herald

Whatcom County retail sales slow down in first quarter

Whatcom County retail sales slowed down in the first three months of 2014, with a sluggish economy, a weaker Canadian dollar and the weather likely factors.

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Related Topix: Whatcom County, WA

KHQ-TV Spokane

Old 'tarp' in Skagit barn turns out to be mural

A Skagit County family kept what they thought was an old tarp in a barn for decades.

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Related Topix: Mount Vernon, WA

Sun Aug 10, 2014

Whidbey News-Times

Man injured from fall at Deception Pass

The man, in his 40s, was jogging with his son, who is in his 20s, and tripped and fell off a cliff, according to Deception Pass Park Manager Jack Hartt.

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Related Topix: Anacortes, WA

Thu Aug 07, 2014

Real Change

With ban on panhandling, Skagit County city of Arlington exemplifies national trend

A city of 18,000 about 45 minutes north of Seattle has become the latest example of a nationwide crackdown on panhandlers.

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Related Topix: Arlington, WA, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Smokey Point, WA

Mon Aug 04, 2014

Bellingham Herald

New uses sought for old Washington mental hospital

Now called the North Cascades Gateway Center, it's managed by the state Department of Enterprise Services.

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Related Topix: Sedro-Woolley, WA

Sun Aug 03, 2014

Bellingham Herald

QuickStart to College helps low-income students find education success

Members of Two Leggs and Other Parts bluegrass group and the Boundary Bay Brass Quintet gather to rehearse.

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Related Topix: Western Washington University, Washington College, Whatcom County, WA

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Bellingham Herald

Get behind the scenes look at Padilla Bay aquarium

Join Padilla Bay nature center aquarist Mark Olson for a free aquarium tour and fish feeding at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at Breazeale Interpretive Center,10441 Bayview-Edison Road, in the coastal Skagit County village of Bay View.

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Related Topix: Bay View, WA

Tue Jul 29, 2014

HeraldNet

Distinct voices in House contest

Rep. Dave Hayes, R-Camano Island, faces three challengers in his bid to keep a seat in the Washington State House of Representatives.

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Related Topix: US News, Snohomish County, WA, Island County, WA, Oak Harbor, WA, Langley, WA

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Crosscut.com

The Daily Troll: Eastside Senate race gets nasty. Boeing, Tesoro face ...

The Skagit County Sheriff's Office says it arrested three people who chained themselves to BNSF tracks in Anacortes to block a train pulling oil tank cars from the Tesoro Oil Refinery.

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Related Topix: Anacortes, WA, Bellevue, WA, Medina, WA

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

3 jailed for blocking tracks to Anacortes refinery

The Skagit County Sheriff's Office says three oil-train protesters have been arrested for blocking the railroad tracks at the Tesoro refinery near Anacortes.

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Related Topix: Anacortes, WA

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