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Truck bearing oversized load gets stuck on Seattle viaduct

SEATTLE (AP) — A flatbed truck hauling two giant spools got stuck on Seattle’s Alaskan Way Viaduct, temporarily blocking traffic…

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Walgreens to close hundreds of stores, Samish location still on track

Walgreens is closing 200 stores nationwide.

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Number of kids with E. coli could rise

The Health Department continues to take calls from parents of first graders worried about e coli.

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WWU under investigation for response to sexual assault

The U.S. Department of Education wants to know if Western violated federal Title-9 law.

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Candidates come from the right for Kremen’s Council seat.

Two conservatives throw their hats into the ring for Whatcom County Council.

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Three Whatcom County hikers still missing in Nepal, traveling together

Doreen Richmond, Jim Lane and Jeannie Debari were hiking together before quake hit

Photo courtesy of City of Bellingham

Bellingham rated among best in the nation for air quality

Bellingham has one of the lowest rates of ozone pollution

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Bellingham’s new fireboat named by fourth grader

Sunnyland Elementary's Benjamin Wasserman names fireboat "Salish Star"

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Gonorrhea cases in Washington jump by nearly 40 percent

Gonorrhea the second most common STD in state

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County beaches re-opened to shellfish harvesting

Shellfish harvesting now safe on Whatcom beaches except Portage Bay

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School bond passes in Lynden

Lynden school bond passes

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Washington teacher: First thought was to get boy’s gun away

A teacher who got on top of a student who had just fired two gunshots at his school says his first thought was getting the gun away, and his second thought was for the shooter's well-being.

A line of fire snakes along a hillside at dusk Friday, July 18, 2014, in Winthrop, Wash. A fire racing through rural north-central Washington destroyed about 100 homes, leaving behind smoldering rubble, solitary brick chimneys and burned-out automobiles as it blackened hundreds of square miles. Friday's dawn revealed dramatic devastation, with the Okanagan County town of Pateros, home to 650 people, hit especially hard.

Fearing bad fire season, Washington preps earlier than usual

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Washington state officials fear another bad wildfire season this year, and they’re preparing for it earlier…

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Sedro-Woolley School Board deems teacher’s strike ‘illegal’

A northern Washington school district has declared a planned teachers union strike illegal, but that won't stop the planned rally.

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Following Nepal quake, climbers say Everest season is over

MARTHA BELLISLE, Associated Press   SEATTLE (AP) — Guiding companies say all climbers on the Nepal side of Mount Everest…

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Dog that defied death leaves veterinary hospital

A stray dog that was beaten with a hammer and left for dead has left Washington State University's Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

Washington state Auditor Troy Kelley speaks at a news conference, Thursday, April 16, 2015, in Tacoma, Wash. Earlier in the day, Kelley entered a not guilty plea to a federal grand jury indictment on charges of filing false tax returns, attempted obstruction of a civil lawsuit and possession of stolen property.

Auditor Troy Kelley says unpaid leave will start Monday

Embattled state Auditor Troy Kelley says he will start his leave of absence next week.

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Man who left bank with found money sentenced to jail

A man who found $2,000 in an unmarked envelope in a bank in Bellingham walked out with the money and spent it.

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Legislative session’s winners and losers

Upcoming special session required after regular session concludes

Florists make wedding bouquets at the Little Chapel of the Flowers in Las Vegas, Friday, July 6, 2007. The chapel is planning for 113 weddings on July 7, 2007, said marketing director Whitney Lloyd. It's the largest number the business has handled in its 50-year history.

Florist to appeal case before state Supreme Court

Richland flower shop owner appeals lawsuit lost earlier this year

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Bellingham United blanked by Yakima United

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Yakima United scored three goals in a 13 minute span on their way to a 4-0 victory over Bellingham United, Sunday at Civic Stadium.

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NBA Playoffs: Warriors & Wiz both win Game 1

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Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr directs his team against the New Orleans Pelicans during the first half in Game 1 of the NBA basketball playoffs Saturday, April 18, 2015, in Oakland, Calif.

Warriors 101 Grizzlies 86 OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry had 22 points and seven assists, and the Golden State…

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NHL Playoffs: Lightning strike often in rout of Canadiens

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A puck sits on the face-off dot during the first period of an NHL hockey game between the Phoenix Coyotes and the Carolina Hurricanes, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, in Raleigh, N.C.

The Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Montreal Canadiens 6-2 on Sunday night to take a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinal series.

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AP Source: Warriors star Stephen Curry to be named NBA MVP

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Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry pumps his fist during the second half of the Golden State Warriors 106-101 win over the Boston Celtics in an NBA basketball game in Boston Sunday, March 1, 2015.

A person familiar with the decision says Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry has won the NBA's Most Valuable Player award.

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WWU sports roundup

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The three WWU women's rowing entries placed third in their respective races at the 29th Annual Windermere Cup races and two freshman win events at the Saint Martin's University Track and Field Invitational.