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Supreme Court ruling gets praise from Washington politicians

U.S. Senator Patty Murray and U.S. Representative Rick Larsen react to ObamaCare ruling

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Bellingham foreclosure rates down

Area foreclosures lower than national average for month of April


Prosecutors: Everson-area shooting part of murder plot to gain control of victim’s estate

They say Esmeralda Martin shot 75-year-old Edward Davidson because her boyfriend would inherit Davidson’s estate.

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Two arrested in shooting near Everson

At last report, the condition of the 75 year-old victim was not available.


County council leaves out Bellingham in jail funding vote

Voted 4-3 for a 0.2% sales tax increase proposal to go on the November ballot

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Murray urges support for veteran care bills

Bills would expand fertility services, caregiver support to veterans of all eras

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County changes local firework rules

Setting off fireworks now limited to between July 3rd and 5th

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Everson-Goshen Road to close temporarily

WSDOT to build compact roundabout


Judge sues neighbors after brutal attack by donkey

A King County judge is suing her Carnation neighbors after she was violently attacked by their donkey.

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‘Suspicious yard sale’ tip leads to stolen appliances

The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office says a call to 911 about a "suspicious yard sale" led to the recovery of more than a dozen appliances that had been stolen from construction sites.


State employees start receiving temporary layoff notices

Thousands of state employees in Washington state are starting to receive notice that they may be temporarily laid off if a new state budget isn't adopted by early next week.

A sidewalk outside the Legislative building is bustling with people on the first day of the 2014 session of the Washington state Legislature, Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash.

Bill ties special session days to post-session fundraising

One Washington senator believes that a financial incentive might help future lawmakers get their work done on time.

Governor Jay Inslee

Inslee asks that Kennewick Man be returned to tribes

Gov. Jay Inslee has sent a letter requesting that the remains of "Kennewick Man" be returned to Native American tribes.

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Man charged with Orting mother’s murder

A 29-year-old man has been charged in the death of an Orting woman who went missing for more than two weeks before her decomposed body was found in a ravine.


Preview: Bellingham and Whatcom County struggle with jail funding compromise

Executive Jack Louws presenting three options at county council meeting tonight


Allegiant pilots say airline making improvements but still taking safety shortcuts

Pilots just want Allegiant to adopt same safety standards as larger airlines

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Bellingham Schools offers free summer meal program for kids

Meals open to all kids under 18, they don't have to be Bellingham students


County unemployment rate up slightly as more people look for jobs

Local businesses added 700 new jobs in the last month, 300 of them in construction


Cascade customers to get refunds

Company overcharged for late-payment fees between June 2012 and December 2013


Local internet provider acquires another

Pogozone expands domain with purchase of OpenAccess

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‘Mind blowing’ flames destroy homes in Washington state


Officials are now saying between 24 and 28 homes were burned in a fast-moving wildfire in central Washington.

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Drone flying over Seattle parade crashes, strikes woman

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Seattle police say a 25-year-old woman was knocked unconscious when a small drone aircraft crashed into a building and fell, striking the woman in the head.

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Seattle teacher pepper-sprayed after MLK march files lawsuit


Seattle high school teacher was pepper-sprayed by a police officer after giving a speech at the city's Martin Luther King Jr. Day march.

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Sheriff: Man dies after Washington music festival


The Grant County sheriff's office says it has assigned a detective to investigate a 22-year-old Portland, Oregon, man's death.

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Washington Legislature passes state operating budget

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The Washington Legislature has approved a $38.2 billion two-year state operating budget, taking swift action to avoid a government shutdown.