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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

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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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WWU men to open 2015-16 campaign at CCA DII Tipoff Classic

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WWU opens against University of Colorado-Colorado Springs on Oct. 30, then faces Upper Iowa University on Oct. 31 and Minnesota State University-Moorhead on Nov. 1.

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M’s trade Dustin Ackley to Yankees

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Seattle Mariners' Dustin Ackley hits an RBI single in the third inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, in Seattle.

Ackley was drafted second overall by the Mariners in 2009 out of North Carolina. In five seasons, the former Tar Heel has hit .243 with 42 career home runs and 201 RBI.

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FBI understaffed to tackle cyber threats

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The FBI is struggling to attract computer scientists to its cybersecurity program mainly due to low pay, a report by the U.S. Department of Justice shows.

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NETFLIX: Watch it before it’s gone

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These titles are expiring soon - so start binge watching now!

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Patriots open camp, try to ignore ‘Deflategate’ noise

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Patriots coach Bill Belichick is stonewalling questions about deflated footballs for the second straight day, saying before the team's first practice of training camp on Thursday that he's only worried about the day's practice.