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1 hr ago | Seattle Times

Guest: Why a WSU medical school would not address doctor shortage in rural areas

Read a guest column in favor of building a medical school at WSU at seati.ms/pro-wsu-med-school THE University of Washington School of Medicine created the WAMI program with the federal Washington-Alaska Regional Medical Program in 1971. One of its purposes was to address the physician shortage and distribution of doctors in four states.

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Related Topix: University of Washington, Washington, Washington State University, Whatcom County, WA, Family Practice, Medicine, Opinion

3 hrs ago | HeraldNet

$75K grant will help rebuild trail wiped out by Oso slide

A $75,000 state grant is helping Snohomish County rebuild a part of a trail buried by the deadly mudslide in Oso. Snohomish County is planning to use the money to resurface 3 miles of the popular Whitehorse Trail, which stretches from Arlington to Darrington.

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

Sun Sep 14, 2014

HeraldNet

Herald wins open-access awards for Reardon coverage

The Daily Herald and three members of its news staff have been honored with Key Awards by the Washington Coalition for Open Government for reporting that led to the resignation of Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon in 2013. The long-running coverage was the work of reporters Scott North and Noah Haglund and City Editor Robert Frank.

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Related Topix: Snohomish County, WA

Fri Sep 12, 2014

KHQ-TV Spokane

Groups appeal decision on oil-train facility

Several environmental groups are appealing a decision by Skagit County officials that they say will allow a proposal for an oil-train facility at an Anacortes refinery to move forward without a serious review of the risks. Last month Skagit County planning officials determined that as long as certain conditions are imposed, the proposal by the Shell Puget Sound Refinery would not likely have a significant impact on the environment, and thus a full environmental review was not required.

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Related Topix: Anacortes, WA, Ferndale, WA

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Whidbey News-Times

Whidbey homes featured on tour

That feeling was only enhanced recently by his company's latest big project in Coupeville A - a custom home built by Cascade Custom Homes & Design that will be featured in this weekend's Skagit/Island Counties Builders Association Home Tour. Broderick, owner of Coupeville-based Sound Colors Painting, was putting the finishing touches on the master bathroom Tuesday and recalling how he's been laying awake in the wee hours of the morning recently, visualizing painting the home's interior.

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Related Topix: Coupeville, WA, Island County, WA, Burlington, WA, Oak Harbor, WA, Langley, WA

Fri Sep 05, 2014

Marysville Globe

In lieu of better contracts, M'ville teachers want bond to fix up schools

Local teachers have been sacrificing money for years - first because of the poor economy and now because they want the Marysville School District to pass a bond to fix the many schools in disrepair. The district's school board ratified the contract with the teachers Sept.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Marysville, WA, Mount Vernon, WA

Thu Sep 04, 2014

Snoqualmie Valley Record

North Bend mom ride a bike to fight MS

When the North Bend mom hits the pedals this Saturday and Sunday, taking part in the bicycle trek and fundraiser for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, she doesn't plan to ride far. Perkins had big plans to train for the ride.

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Related Topix: Mount Vernon, WA

Tue Sep 02, 2014

KOMO News

Thunderstorms, heavy rains sock Puget Sound during commute

Well, hello September! A line of heavy showers and thunderstorms rolled through the Puget Sound region during the evening commute, bringing brilliant lightning and flooding to parts of the region as intense rain overwhelmed storm drains.

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Related Topix: Weather, Tornado, Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Big Lake, WA, Seattle, WA

Mon Sep 01, 2014

HeraldNet

Three injured in Skagit County collision

A head-on collision on Highway 530 in Skagit County, southeast of Concrete, sent three people from Darrington to hospitals Sunday afternoon, the Washington State Patrol said.

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Related Topix: Darrington, WA, Concrete, WA

Sun Aug 24, 2014

HeraldNet

Skagit family plans to keep demystified mural

The mystery of the original William Cumming mural recently discovered in the Breckenridge barn may finally be solved as new details about the painting's history come to light.

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Related Topix: Arts, Painting, Anacortes, WA, Burlington, WA

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Seattle Times

Want your own fireboat? Alki for sale again

Former Seattle fireboat Alki is seen in February 2013 before going up for auction.

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Related Topix: La Conner, WA, Bellingham, WA

Seattle Times

Mount Baker’s south-side trails give more than they take

From Interstate 5 at Burlington, Skagit County, go east on Highway 20. Just past Milepost 82 turn left onto Baker Lake Road.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

Washington Times

Skagit family plans to keep demystified mural

The mystery of the original William Cumming mural recently discovered in the Breckenridge barn may finally be solved as new details about the painting's history come to light.

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Related Topix: Arts, Painting, Anacortes, WA

Wed Aug 20, 2014

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

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