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1 hr ago | 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

5 hrs ago | 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

Bellingham Herald

Woman killed by tree-felling near Alger

The Skagit County sheriff's office says a crew had been hired to take down a large fir tree, but it did not fall in the planned location.

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Related Topix: Alger, WA

Sun Jun 29, 2014

Bellingham Herald

Hiker, rescuer killed at waterfall in Skagit County

Authorities have recovered the bodies of two men who died Saturday night at Pilchuck Falls in Skagit County.

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Related Topix: Sedro-Woolley, WA, Snohomish County, WA

CBS News

Hiker, rescuer killed at Washington state waterfall

A search and rescue volunteer died trying to save a 25-year-old hiker who fell 100 feet to his death at Pilchuck Falls in western Washington state, CBS affiliate KIRO reported Sunday.

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Related Topix: Lake Cavanaugh, WA

Sat Jun 28, 2014

KING-TV Seattle

Sakuma gives away berries while workers wait

Two days after a judge ruled Sakuma discriminated and retaliated against unionized migrant workers, the farm has opted to let the public pick some 30 acres of strawberries for free.

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Related Topix: Life, Fruits, Food, Seattle, WA

Fri Jun 27, 2014

HeraldNet

Chief of north county fire authority to retire

The chief's contract required a 30-day notice for resignation, board chairman Richard Bratland said Friday.

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Related Topix: Fire, Arlington, WA, Stanwood, WA, Snohomish, WA, Warm Beach, WA

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Skagit berry grower must offer housing to families

Dozens of demonstrators stand on Kincaid Street in Mount Vernon, Wash. Thursday, June 26, 2014 to show support for Sakuma Bros.

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Related Topix: Mount Vernon, WA

Thu Jun 26, 2014

NWCN.com

Judge rules in favor of workers in Sakuma Farms case

A Skagit County judge has ruled in favor of farm workers in the Sakuma Farms lawsuit, saying that the farm must provide housing for families of migrant workers.

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