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State government begins planning for possible shutdown

Legislature’s budget deadline is June 30

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Deadline close for Legislature to act on estate-tax law

Has until tonight or refund checks will be mailed

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Heroin use rising in Washington

Deaths have more than doubled

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Deputy Prosecutor set to retire

Mac Setter finishes up 36 years in Prosecutor’s Office

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Second special session begins today

Legislature fails to reach budget agreement

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State board wants tougher water rules in Whatcom County

People could pay more to access water or use septic systems

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Larsen calls on Congress to invest in transportation

In response to Skagit River Bridge collapse

Photo courtesy of WSDOT

NTSB: Driver says he felt “crowded”

May have been a second semi on Skagit River bridge

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Student suspended for ‘shooting’ students with hands

Students mom says suspension is too harsh

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Lillard leads Trail Blazers past Clippers

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Portland Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts walks onto the floor past Damian Lillard (0) during the first scheduled timeout in an NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, in Phoenix.

The Portland Trail Blazers concluded their preseason with a 99-89 victory against the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday.

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Prep football week 8 scoreboard

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All the scores from around the Northwest Conference

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Iginla leads Avalanche past Canucks

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A puck lies on the ice before a face-off in the third period of an NHL hockey game between the Nashville Predators and the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday, March 23, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn. The Predators won 5-2.

Jarome Iginla collected his first two goals and had an assist, helping the Avalanche beat the Canucks 7-3 on Friday night.

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Royals beat Giants 3-2 for 2-1 World Series lead

Kansas City Royals coach Ned Yost speaks during a press conference before Game 1 of baseball's World Series against the San Francisco Giants Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo.

Herrera, Brandon Finnegan, Wade Davis and Greg Holland combined for four innings of hitless relief, the longest in a Series game in 22 years.

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Shooting cancels Lummi game, Oak Harbor concedes match-up with MPHS

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The Lummi Blackhawks cancel Lopez game following Marysville Pilchuck High School shooting. Oak Harbor offers to take second after match-up with MPHS is canceled.