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Free services and hand-up for homeless

Over 50 service providers at Bellingham High School this Friday

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County looks at new option for cutting emergency service costs

Moves some Bellingham staff to Ferndale

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Council postpones slaughterhouse vote

Changes made to proposed ordinance

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Businesses see rise in retail sales

Local numbers up 6 percent in first quarter

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Wash. ethics panel examining free lobbyist meals

Sen. Doug Ericksen among top recipients of free meals

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Tri-plex fire called “suspicious”

Samples being tested at crime lab

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Fire chief: Orcas Island fires called suspicious

Two house fires and a gallery fire in the town of Olga

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Local unemployment up in June

Same rate as a year ago

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Autopsy: Boy likely died from self-inflicted gun shot wound

Initial suspect turns himself in, questions remain

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New wildfire burns buildings, forces residents to flee

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Just days after a wildfire tore through homes in central Washington, a new blaze in the hot, dry region has burned some buildings and forced about two dozen residents to flee.

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Columbia River water temperature is hottest since 1950

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The Columbia River is the warmest it has been since 1950.

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12-year-old burned by fireworks near Auburn stand

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Fire officials say a 12-year-old boy has been taken to a Seattle hospital after being burned by fireworks near an Auburn fireworks stand.

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Officials rule out natural causes in Wenatchee blaze

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Authorities say a wildfire that has destroyed nearly 30 homes in the central Washington city of Wenatchee was likely human-caused.

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Legislative all-nighter: ‘Nasty things slip through’

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A sidewalk outside the Legislative building is bustling with people on the first day of the 2014 session of the Washington state Legislature, Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash.

When lawmakers race to pass budgets and bills by working into the early morning hours, advocates of open government say they are working in the dark in more ways than one.