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November 5, 2013 at 7:11 AM

Candidates backed by coal opponents leading in Whatcom County

Update  9:57 p.m. Whatcom County voters appeared to send a message against coal trains in Tuesday’s election. All four county-council candidates who are believed to oppose a controversial proposed coal-export facility there were leading in  competitive council races ­— including two challengers who looked to be on their way to toppling incumbents. Challengers Barry Buchanan and Rud Browne…

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