Crazy weather causes nasty traffic north of Bellingham

Hail, lightning and heavy rain in Whatcom County today


Sample 50 craft beers during April Brews Day tomorrow

It's tomorrow night starting at 6:30 at Bellingham's Depot Market Square


Teachers, parents, students gather downtown during walkout

Teachers say strike aimed at lawmakers, not school districts

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Razor blade traps found at Bremerton naval shipyard

Police are investigating the discovery of seven "razor blade traps" aboard vessels at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard.

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Teen wears fake bomb to ask date to prom, gets suspended

18-year-old senior says he was trying to go all out with his proposal, wearing a vest filled with paper-tube props made to look like explosives.

Vote Election

Campaign finance reform bill stalls in Senate

A bill to require more disclosure of political spending appears dead in the Senate.

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Seattle elephants will likely spend a few weeks in San Diego

The aging Asian pachyderms changed course in Salt Lake City and then stopped in California instead of heading straight to Oklahoma last week after being diverted by a storm.

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Inslee calls for special session to start next Wednesday

RACHEL LA CORTE, Associated Press   OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee has called a special session to start…

State Auditor Troy Kelley

Inslee believes pay to indicted auditor can be withheld

Gov. Jay Inslee believes the state has the authority to withhold pay from indicted state Auditor Troy Kelley.


Artist Point could open much earlier than normal

The serious lack of snow this year, likely means some of the best views in Whatcom County will be accessible soon.

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Crash on Badger Rd. sends Lynden woman to the hospital

State Patrol Trooper Mark Francis said the truck was heading east as the woman was driving west. He says the driver noticed the woman’s car weaving in and out of her lane.

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School makeup days scheduled because of teacher strike

Bellingham, Blaine, Ferndale districts plan makeup days


Hundreds more volunteers needed for Ski to Sea Race

Need more than 1,000 volunteers instead of usual 800-900


Local attorney reacts to FBI forensic testimony scandal

Attorney says he's surprised how many of the FBI examiners were involved

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Update to Washington Court on education lawsuit next week

The Washington Supreme Court is expecting a report from the Legislature next week on its progress toward fixing the way the state pays for public schools.

A searcher walks amidst a massive pile of debris at the scene of a deadly mudslide, Thursday, March 27, 2014, in Oso, Wash.

Donor pays off $360,000 mortgage of Oso landslide victim

Man lost home, wife in deadly slide

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Sons of Seattle true-crime writer charged with theft

Prosecutors have filed theft charges against two sons of Seattle true-crime author Ann Rule, alleging they took thousands of dollars from her.

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Scientists: Over 143M Americans live in quake-prone areas

Scientists say more than 143 million Americans in the Lower 48 states now live in earthquake-prone areas.

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Bus driver resigns from council after slapping accusation

A Des Moines city council member has quit the council after being accused of slapping a 6-year-old special needs student

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Washington exchange signs 170,000 up for private insurance

Washington residents bought insurance through the state's health care exchange during open enrollment that ended last week.

Recent Headlines

in Entertainment, Sports

Bruce Jenner: ‘I am a woman’


The retired Olympic champion confirmed long-running speculation suggesting he is transitioning from male to female.

in National, World

Devastating Nepal quake topples towers, kills over 1,000


A powerful earthquake struck Nepal and sent tremors through northern India on Saturday.

in Entertainment

This weekend in entertainment history


A look back at some of Hollywood's most memorable headlines.

in Local Sports

Hernandez dominant, Cruz goes deep as M’s beat Twins 2-0

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Felix Hernandez throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays Sunday, June 8, 2014, in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Mariners won 5-0.

Felix Hernandez tossed a five-hitter for his first complete game victory since August 2012, and Nelson Cruz gave him all the offense he needed with his major league leading ninth home run as the Seattle Mariners beat the Minnesota Twins 2-0 on Friday night.

in Sports

Harden leads Rockets past Mavs, Wizards top Nets & Spurs crush the Clippers

File Photo: James Harden at the NBA 2K15 Launch Celebration held at the Standard
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Monta Ellis missed a potential tying jumper just before the buzzer, leaving Dallas to face a fourth straight year without winning a postseason series since taking the franchise's first championship.