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Washington Democrats oppose national education standards

Leaders of the Washington state Democratic Party passed a resolution this past weekend condemning the national education standards known as the Common Core.

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Washington teacher, researcher testify before Congress

A Seattle elementary school teacher at a University of Washington researcher testified before Congress Tuesday on the federal education law known as No Child Left Behind.

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Senate bill calls for end to Seattle tunnel project

Two state senators want to kill the Seattle tunnel project and bury Bertha, the broken down drilling machine, so the transportation department can start over.

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Whatcom County could see major growth in next 20 years

Population could be 260,000 by 2030

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County unemployment rises in December

2,200 more people entered the county work force

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Councilman: Rental registration program not expensive

City will front the start-up costs of program

Grocery Store

FTC clears Albertsons’ purchase of Safeway

Local chain Haggen will buy up some stores and expand to 164 locations

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Train Oil Spill Not Reported to State Agencies

The spill was discovered at Cherry Point in Whatcom County

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Fire Destroys Auto Shop

Shop, trucks, mobile home burned in weekend blaze

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Missing Bellingham woman found

Anastasia Gordon didn't show up for work

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Lawmakers hear opposition and support for minimum wage bill

The measure would raise the minimum wage to $12

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Death Penalty Bill Introduced in State House

Legislation would abolish capital punishment.

Last year berry pickers picketed pay and conditions at Sakuma Brothers Farm.

Case against Skagit County farm to go before state Supreme Court

Case could impact farms and their workers across state

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City Hall celebrates 75th anniversary

Built in 1939 with New Deal funding

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It’s almost ‘Junuary’ in Whatcom County

Record 59 degrees in Bellingham on Sunday

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The fight over minimum wage continues

Some in the legislature want to take up the issue of minimum wage

Marijuana

The legislature considering scientific research into medical pot

The state may give the "OK" to medical pot research

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A local congresswoman speaks out about “Deflate-Gate”

"Deflate-Gate" enters local politics

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Canadian man’s plan to have sex with young girl foiled

Sheriff's deputies arrest Canadian man for planning to have sex with teen

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Seattle’s Chancellor falls in practice but probable for game

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Chancellor fell near the goal line on the second-to-last play of Friday's practice according to the pool report. He walked off the field without a limp, but left the practice facility with a wrap on his left knee.

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High school basketball scores for Friday, Jan. 30

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Feds seize $19.5M in counterfeit items ahead of Super Bowl

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More than 325,000 counterfeit jerseys and Super Bowl-related merchandise were seized by the NFL and law enforcement.

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Lenny Kravitz will be rooting for Seahawks on Sunday

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Pitbull is picking the New England Patriots, while Lenny Kravitz likes the Seahawks