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Two Ferndale teens die in separate car crashes

Three 18 year olds injured

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Man gets life in prison for slaying Seattle police officer

The man convicted of killing a Seattle police officer in 2009 has been formally sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

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Suit seeks to block anti-tax measure from Washington ballot

Opponents of Tim Eyman's latest anti-tax initiative are suing to keep the measure off of the November ballot.

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Guilty plea in crash through Sammamish home that killed 2

A Sammamish woman who plowed her SUV through her lakefront home, killing two family members, has pleaded guilty.

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Ex-tribal police chief pleads guilty to stealing from tribe

The former police chief of the Swinomish Police Department has pleaded guilty to stealing nearly $34,000 from the tribe in northwest Washington.

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Arctic-bound ship leaves Portland after oil drilling protest

A Royal Dutch Shell icebreaker that was the target of environmental protesters is leaving Portland, Oregon, bound for an Arctic drilling operation.

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USGS awards $4M to boost earthquake early warning systems

The U.S. Geological Survey has awarded $4 million to four universities in the Pacific Northwest and California to boost the development of earthquake early warning systems.

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Ferndale teen killed in crash on Laurel Rd. in Whatcom County

The State Patrol says Michael Waltari’s pickup drove off the road, hit a power pole and landed on its top Thursday afternoon.

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Haggen struggles in Seattle market

The cuts are connected to layoffs in the southwest after the Bellingham grocer acquired 146 Albertsons and Safeway stores earlier this year.

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New Costco approved with storm water mitigation facility

Permits were approved for a new Costco on West Bakerview road.

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DRIVE Act draws support from both parties

The DRIVE Act drew support from both parties including Senator Patty Murray and will help improve our ferries, support new public transit, and make moving freight safer.

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Rats on the move in developing Lynden

Rats are a growing concern in Lynden as new development has eliminated former habitats leaving many rats racing around town looking for a new home.

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New bill allows pharmacists to prescribe, treat, and bill insurance.

Governor Jay Inslee signs a bill letting pharmacists treat patients, prescribe medication, and bill insurance companies for their time.

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Power outage at Bellis Fair Mall closes stores

Power outage affected nearly 1,200 customers in the Cordata area, including Bellis Fair Mall and Whatcom Community College

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Alleged gunman makes first court appearance

Formal "attempted murder" charge is pending.

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Hospitals in state, including Bellingham, successful cutting infection rates

Consumer Reports rated hospitals on how well they prevented infections.

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I-1366 to limit Legislature’s ability to raise taxes

The initiative provides that if lawmakers do not put I-1366 on the ballot by next April 15th, that the sales tax would be reduced by a penny on the dollar. From 6.5 cents to 5.5 cents. This would cost the state about $1.4 billion in revenue.

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Lynden Reps among Republicans calling for Planned Parenthood investigation

Buys, Van Werven sign letter asking State Attorney General to investigate Planned Parenthood

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Windows 10 arrives with wi-fi security concern

Windows ten is here as the free upgrade was released today. While people are for the most part happy with the upgrade there are some security concerns.

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Pilot: Allegiant flight low on fuel wasn’t in danger

Flight made emergency landing at closed airport

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