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Wildfire burns 40 homes, prompts evacuations and smoke hampers efforts

The Okanogan Complex of wildfires, the largest in state history, has so far consumed at least 40 homes and 40 outbuildings.

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Sudden Valley fights proposed Verizon cell tower in Camp Firwood

Sudden Valley is divided over a proposed Verizon tower in Camp Firwood. Many feel they are being forced to decide…

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Whatcom County man charged again in Border Patrol incident

A Whatcom County man who spent time in federal prison for shining a spotlight at a U.S. Border Patrol Blackhawk helicopter that was flying over his house has been indicted on new charges involving Border Patrol agents.

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Woman beaten to death under Seattle bridge

Woman beaten to death under Seattle bridge SEATTLE (AP) — A standoff between police officers and a suspected killer ended…

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Group threatens to sue over farmed salmon in Puget Sound

A conservation group says it intends to sue the federal government for allowing farm-raised salmon in Puget Sound.

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China, US seek ‘clean coal’ agreement as industry struggles

U.S. and Chinese officials are working on an agreement to advance "clean coal" technologies that purport to reduce the fuel's contribution to climate change.

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Prosecutors: Man argued with ex before killing different Bellingham woman

A man who police say killed a Bellingham woman shortly after meeting her son, had just got done arguing with his ex-girlfriend in Arizona about his own son according to prosecutors.

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Bestiality advocate wanted in Whatcom County jailed in Canada

A man who advocates sex with animals is back in the news. Douglas Spink was arrested in Canada.

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The Okanogan wildfires continue to threaten to expand

Firefighters in Washington state are keeping a wary eye on rising temperatures and winds that threaten to expand what's already the largest wildfire on record in the state.

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Small chemical fire in WWU’s chemistry building

After a small chemical fire in the Chemistry building at Western Washington University, university spokesman says no one was injured and the fire was quickly extinguished.

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Unemployment rate up slightly in July

Still lower than same time last year

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Okanogan fire largest in state history

The Okanogan Complex of wildfires was measured at just over 400 square miles.

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Woman sentenced to year, 1 day in prison in arson case

A Bellingham woman is going to prison and undergoing a mental health evaluation as part of her sentence in an arson case.

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Bellingham man dead after jumping off Alaska bridge

29-year-old Tyler jumped off a bridge in Sitka Friday night and planned to swim to shore.

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NRA sues the city of Seattle over “gun-violence tax”

National Rifle Association and two other gun-rights groups, are suing the city of Seattle over its adoption this month of a so-called "gun violence tax."

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Another deer is shot by a poacher in Bellingham city limits

Another deer was shot by a poacher in Bellingham city limits.

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After a smoky weekend, air quality improves in Whatcom County

Air quality improves in Whatcom County after a weekend of smoky skies caused by wildfires.

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Car rolls over in downtown accident

Traffic in downtown Bellingham was delayed this morning after a Subaru and a Honda collided at holly and commercial, causing…

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Northwest Washington Fair brings top attendance to Lynden

More than 189,000 people visited the Northwest Washington Fair in Lynden this past week… An event that Jim Baron, manager for the fair,…

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