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Inmate back behind bars after surprising escape

Scaled a “climb-proof” enclosure

Marijuana

City council considers interim pot zoning

State licence applications start in September

Photo provided by the Port of Bellingham

First of five waterfront work sessions

Goal of finishing plans by end of year

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Suspect in lewd attack south of Lynden arrested

Tip from an alert local resident helped deputies nab the suspect

fire debris

Weekend thunderstorms pose fire threat

Fire weather watch in effect in Whatcom County

Road Work

Downhill lane of W. College Way closing for construction

May be closed up to five weeks starting Monday

tvs

New public access channel in the works

Would take over digital channel 24.3

carnival

It’s time for the Northwest Washington Fair

New roller coaster debuts Aug. 12 to 17

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Mount Baker Highway high-speed chase and shootout injures two

Two suspects are now in the hospital with gunshot wounds after getting into a firefight with police on the Mount…

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Aldridge leads Trail Blazers to 87-81 win over Suns

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Portland Trail Blazers head coach Terry Stotts

LaMarcus Aldridge scored 27 points

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Royals shut down Mariners

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Seattle Mariners' Nelson Cruz gets ready to bat during the third inning of a spring training baseball game against the San Diego Padres Thursday, March 5, 2015, in Peoria, Ariz.

Kansas City's Ventura holds Seattle to one-hit game in 5-1 victory

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Louisville and Michigan State on to Elite 8

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Louisville head coach Rick Pitino gestrues to his team during the second half of an NCAA tournament college basketball game against UC Irvine in the Round of 64 in Seattle, Friday, March 20, 2015. Louisville beat UC Irvine 57-55.

Montrezl Harrell scored 24 points/Denzel Valentine scored 13 of his 18 points in the second half

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Gonzaga and Duke headed to Elite Eight

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Gonzaga head coach Mark Few watches during a practice session for a college basketball regional semifinal game in the NCAA Tournament Thursday, March 26, 2015, in Houston. Gonzaga plays UCLA on Friday, March 27, 2015.

Przemek Karnowski had 18 points and nine rebounds/Justise Winslow 21 points and 10 rebound

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Amanda Knox murder conviction overturned

FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2014, file photo, Amanda Knox prepares to leave the set following a television interview in New York. Knox is engaged to Colin Sutherland, a musician who recently moved to Seattle from New York, a person close to the Knox family confirmed for The Associated Press. Knox’s murder conviction in the 2007 stabbing of her roommate has been reinstated by an Italian court, but the former college exchange student maintains her innocence and vows she won’t willingly go back to Italy. Both Knox and Sutherland are 27. No wedding date had been set.

Italy's highest court has overturned the murder conviction against Amanda Knox, bringing to a definitive end the high-profile case.