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Three jailed for blocking tracks to Anacortes refinery

Oil train protest in Anacortes ends in arrests

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Vanishing NW seabirds linked to herring decline

Biologists notice decline of coastal bird species

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Class sizeĀ initiativeĀ makes Washington ballot

Signatures put school initiative on ballot

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Border patrol now hiring

2,000 job positions open up at border

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Firefighter’s license suspended over sexual misconduct

Firefighter loses licence over child rape charges

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.

Cost of Washington wildfires so far: $50 million

Wildfire costs already reaching breaking point

Aerial view of the Stillguamish River and SR 530 after the March 22, 2014 landslide

The Oso landslide on March 22 resulted in the damming of the Stillaguamish River in Snohomish County. Mud covering the area, including SR 530 is a mile wide.

Independent commission to look into Oso mudslide

State appoints commission to review land use in slide prone areas

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Two weeks, two similar bank robberies

Bellingham bank robberies likely connected

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Another Friday Afternoon Bellingham Bank Robbery

A Washington Federal on Lakeway Drive is robbed.

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.

Firefighters gain better control of historic wildfire

More than half of Cartlon Complex fire contained

Photo provided by Whatcom County Parks and Recreation

Nature reserve closed temporarily for construction

Stimpson Family Nature Reserve gains bathroom facility

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Fred Meyer to pump up busy gas station

Lakeway Fred Meyer plans to expand gas station

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Regional report says coal train traffic doesn’t make cents

New study: Coal terminals bad for economy

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Lynden councilmember: Fireworks not a priority

Firework rules not on Lynden agenda

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Police catch pistol whipping robbers

Man uses pruning shears against armed robbers

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Bellingham rain storm breaks two records

Downpour sets July records

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Oil train derails in Seattle rail yard; no spill

Bakken crude oil train bound for Anacortes derails

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Bellingham hits new rain record

Nearly three-quarters inch of rain falls in Bellingham

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.

Downpour big help to firefighters

Huge wildfire now half contained

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New safety rules proposed to curb oil train fires

Oil train speed limit would not apply in Whatcom County

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