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Buyers warned to beware of flood-drenched vehicles

Scammers cleaning up cars and selling them

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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

Photo provided by Whatcom County

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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Beleskey scores in OT, Ducks beat Chicago 5-4 in wild Game 5

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Chicago Blackhawks center Brad Richards (91) waits for linesman Jean Morin, left, to release the puck in a face-off against Anaheim Ducks center Nate Thompson during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015.

Game 6 is Wednesday in Chicago.

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Harden helps Rockets stay alive, beat Warriors

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Houston Rockets' James Harden (13) celebrates with teammate Pablo Prigioni (9) during the first half of Game 1 in a second-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Los Angeles Clippers, Monday, May 4, 2015, in Houston.

James Harden scored a playoff career-high 45 points and the Houston Rockets led from start to finish to avoid elimination in the Western Conference finals with a 128-115 victory over the Golden State Warriors in Game 4 on Monday night.

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Cano drives in 2, Mariners beat Rays

Seattle Mariners' Robinson Cano, left, and Abraham Almonte, right, are congratulated by teammate Kyle Seager (15) after Cano hit a three-run home run scoring during the third inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers, Thursday, April 17, 2014, in Arlington, Texas.

Robinson Cano drove in two runs, Roenis Elias threw six solid innings and the Seattle Mariners beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-1 on Monday night.

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Police: Men threatened to stab Bellingham Macy’s employee with syringe during shoplifting attempt

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The two were confronted by store security just after noon on Monday after trying to take some jewelry and a watch

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Denver beats Maryland for 1st NCAA men’s lacrosse title

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Denver won its first NCAA men's lacrosse championship, beating Maryland 10-5 on Monday behind five goals from senior Wesley Berg.