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Whatcom has some of state’s biggest polluters

Cherry Point hot spot in state for greenhouse gas emissions

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New report studies Cherry Point economic impact

NW Business Expo to address Obamacare and Cherry Point

health insurance

State calls for mental health insurance review

Ruling: Insurance companies must cover developmental therapies

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After school programs in high demand

Survey suggests a shortage in after school programs

Heavy snow topples trees along Mount Baker Highway 
The flashing sign warns of snow removal equipment ahead - even though for drivers, the road was closed due to heavy snowfall and falling trees.

Tree removal closes portion of Mount Baker Highway

Trees being removed near Mount Baker Ski Area for safety

A DC-10 air tanker pulls up after dropping fire retardant over a wildfire Saturday, July 19, 2014, near Carlton, Wash. A wind-driven, lightning-caused wildfire racing through rural north-central Washington destroyed about 100 homes Thursday and Friday, leaving behind solitary brick chimneys and burned-out automobiles as it blackened hundreds of square miles in the scenic Methow Valley northeast of Seattle.

Homeowners file wildfire claims against Washington

Victims say state mishandled wildfires

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Board could allow more pot growing in Washington

State could quadruple pot canopy

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Fingerprint scam claiming police affiliation

Fingerprint scheduling website a fraud

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Jail guard charged with attempted child rape faces judge

Trail next month for two of six in child sex sting

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911 tapes released in vet stabbings

New details in stabbing by man upset over dead cat

aloha motel

Aloha Motel could be condemned by next week

Owners given chance to speak about motel drug activity

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Scammers target newspaper subscribers

Fake newspapers renewals notices going out

thermometer-cold

Overnight shelter gets bigger location

Lighthouse Mission offers new severe weather shelter

wind storm

High wind could cause outages

High winds to hit coastal areas

In this graphic provided by the Washington State Liquor Control Board, a logo that will be used for labeling legal marijuana produced in Washington state is shown. Officials released a preliminary draft of regulations for growing and selling legalized marijuana Thursday, May 16, 2013. Voters last November made Washington and Colorado the first states to legalize the sale of taxed marijuana to adults over 21 at state-licensed stores.

Pot business sales and fines posted online

State helping banks track pot customers

boxes moving

Off campus housing near Fred Meyer breaks ground

National company pre-leasing "Fully loaded college living"

drop box

Low voter turnout expected

Only 60 percent of those registered expected to vote

couple watching television bored

League of Women Voters warn ads are deceiving

Over half of campaign groups don't need to fully disclose donors

eletric bus

Free ride on a fuel free bus

WTA test drives electric bus

vegetables

Bellingham students share garden bounty

Key to get kids to eat vegetables may grow in garden

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Miller has 31 saves, Canucks beat Blues 4-1

Vancouver Canucks' Henrik Sedin (33), of Sweden, talks with Alexander Edler (23), of Sweden, during a timeout in the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Phoenix Coyotes Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. The Coyotes defeated the Canucks 1-0.

Vancouver snaps 2 game losing skid with win over St. Louis

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Manning, Sanders lead Broncos past Chargers 35-21

FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2014 file photo, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning calls an audible at the line of scrimmage against the San Diego Chargers in the second quarter of an NFL divisional playoff football game in Denver. Folks who watched the Broncos' NFL playoff win over the San Diego Chargers on television Sunday couldn't help but notice how often, and loudly, Manning used the code word "Omaha" as he barked signals. Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce president and CEO David Brown said he wants to explore the possibility of hiring Manning, one of the sporting world's top pitchmen, to shoot a promotional ad for Omaha.

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Steve Nash ruled out for season with back injury

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The Lakers and Nash announced their decision Thursday, less than a week before the start of the 40-year-old Nash's 19th NBA season.

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WWU: Men’s soccer team & volleyball crew victorious

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Vikings score twice in less than two minutes midway through first half to win for the fifth time in their last six games, improving to 7-6-1 overall and 5-4-1 in GNAC play.