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Budget battle continues

July 1 deadline

Senate OKs scaled-back DUI legislation

Removes proposal increase in jail time to repeat offenders

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New online marriage applications go into effect

Couples will still need to pay and receive license in person

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Bellingham’s Finance Director takes job in Everett

John Carter resigning in mid-August

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Increase in Bellingham bike thefts

Police says always lock a bike up, even if just for a moment

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State to pay $9 million to settle lawsuit over Zamora

Issac Zomora killed six people in Skagit County

Graph provided by USGS

Central Washington hit with 4.3 quake

Fourteen miles north of Leavenworth

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Lawmakers continue budget talks

Say they are getting closer to deal

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Bellingham foreclosures are up

Still lower than national average

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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’

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.