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The best way to drink whiskey, according to science

Two chemists published a paper this week in the journal Scientific Reports on the best way to drink whiskey. Bjorn Karlsson and Ran Friedman of the Linnaeus University Center for Biomaterials Chemistry are not whiskey drinkers, but Friedman did visit Scotland, and he raised an eyebrow at the locals' dedication to watering down even the fanciest Scotch.

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Longtime Anacortes photographer left his mark on the area

Wallie Funk’s first editorial for the Anacortes American in 1950 called for residents to preserve local history. He carried that message throughout his life, preserving about 100,000 images and other records and donating them to local museums. Funk, a longtime newspaperman, photographer and local historian, died Saturday. He was 95.