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No roadblocks for elephant trip to Oklahoma City Zoo

(Information in the following story is from: The Seattle Times, http://www.seattletimes.com) SEATTLE (AP) — Asian elephants Bamboo and Chai are…

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Public comment sought on proposed Makah whale hunt

Two public meetings will be held in late April about the Makah Tribe's request to resume hunting gray whales off Washington's coast.

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State Ferries make changes to avoid another system failure

The Washington State Ferries' online vehicle reservation system crashed last week because it couldn't handle the large volume of customers

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Family sues mortuary after man cremated by mistake

A lawsuit has been filed by the family of a man who was cremated by mistake and whose casket contained another person

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Yakima Basin drought forces early use of stored water

The federal Bureau of Reclamation has had to start using stored reservoir water to supplement natural flows early because of a worsening drought in central Washington's Yakima Basin.

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Sheriff fined for refusing judge’s order on sex offender

A judge has fined the Franklin County sheriff $100 for refusing to follow an order to allow a sex offender out on work release.

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18 indicted on federal drug trafficking charges

A two-year investigation by federal, state and local law enforcement partners has led to 18 arrests.

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Man gets 90 years for shooting that killed teen girl

A Snohomish County Superior Court judge has sentenced the man who shot and killed a 15-year-old girl as she walked down the street with her friends

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In this photo taken Tuesday, March 24, 2015, an Alaska Airlines jet moves past others already parked at a terminal at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in SeaTac, Wash.

Increased screening planned for airline, airport employees

Officials are tightening security for airline and airport employees at Sea-Tac Airport

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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.

Washington Legislature going into special session

The House's budget chair says Washington lawmakers will not finish their work by Sunday's deadline

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City councilmember Jon Mutchler running for mayor of Ferndale

Mutchler has been endorsed by current mayor Gary Jensen

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Construction on Alabama Street to start in late May

Work expected to take about 3 months

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Construction, government hiring up in Whatcom County

Unemployment rate dropped to 5.9 percent in March

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Big drop in local unemployment

Local jobless rate falls in March

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Senator proposes bill to ticket slow left-lane drivers

Going slower than the speed limit in a highway's fast lane could earn Washington drivers a speeding ticket under a bill pending in the state Senate.

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Marijuana prices drop by more than half since last summer

The average gram of marijuana in the state's system sells for about $12. That's down from a $30 average.

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Allegiant pilots bring up safety concerns during contract talks

Allegiant Airlines Pilots say mechanical problems with the airline’s fleet and a culture where profits come before safety have them concerned, but it’s not unusual for pilots to bring up safety issues during labor talks.

Runners approach the finish line in the rain during the Boston Marathon, Monday, April 20, 2015, in Boston.

Bellingham runners participate in Boston Marathon

Bellingham-area runners had strong times at this year’s Boston Marathon.

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Snow-challenged Mt Baker Ski Season is over

One of the worst… if not the very worst… Mount Baker Ski season has come to a close.

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Principals named for several Bellingham schools

Shuksan, Northern Heights, Lowell and Sehome are getting new principals.

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The Washington State Ferries' online vehicle reservation system crashed last week because it couldn't handle the large volume of customers

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A lawsuit has been filed by the family of a man who was cremated by mistake and whose casket contained another person

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The federal Bureau of Reclamation has had to start using stored reservoir water to supplement natural flows early because of a worsening drought in central Washington's Yakima Basin.