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Snohomish County pays $620,000 over inmate’s death

Snohomish County has agreed to pay $620,000 over the death of a severely allergic jail inmate who died after being served oatmeal that contained dairy.

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Greenways levy for Bellingham parks probably not on fall ballot

The council indicated it’ll hold-off for now, but would be interested in putting it on a ballot sometime next year.

Injured Bellingham man airlifted out of North Cascades

A hiker who injured his ankle and had to be airlifted out of the North Cascades is a 51-year-old Bellingham man.

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Fugitive turned actor is arrested in Olympia

A fugitive has been arrested after federal agents saw his photo in a story featuring a low-budget horror movie in The Olympian.

Fire danger still very high.

Weekend’s rain does not lift burn ban

Burn ban still in effect after small rainfall

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Bill Allowing Killing of Sea Lions Moving Ahead in Congress

A bill that would allow the killing of sea lions along the Columbia River because they're eating all the fish is moving ahead in Congress.

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Gunshots Fired in Mt. Vernon Near KOMO Reporter

A tense situation escalated Saturday evening when gunshots were fired near a KOMO reporter and photographer in Mount Vernon.

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Activists on kayaks protest Shell ship in Portland

"Kayaktivists" surround 380-foot icebreaker

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Youth soccer ref from Bellingham gets prison for child porn

Posed as teen girl online to get images of other teenagers

File photo of a sign warning the public not to eat shellfish from closed beaches on the Semiahmoo spit.

Some Whatcom County beaches back open to shellfish harvesting

Diarrhetic Shellfish Poisoning levels dropped recently, so beaches from Sandy Point south to the Skagit County line are back open to molluscan shellfish harvesting

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Bellingham man gets three years for stabbing two veterinary employees

The judge is also recommending mental treatment.

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Local expert says “psychotic break” may have played role in Bellingham-area murder/attempted suicide

A local expert believes a former Lummi school teacher may have had a “psychotic break” when she planned for days to kill her husband and toddler son last week

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Whatcom County dairy farmers say they’re not to blame for water pollution problems

Ferndale dairy farmer Rich Appel is part of a new group called “Whatcom Family Dairies” that believes local dairies haven’t been portrayed fairly

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Legislative aide accused of stealing money from state Senator who represents voters in Whatcom County

The theft and forgery charges are the third set of charges filed against Eberle this month.

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A second Grocery Outlet comes to Whatcom County, opening in Ferndale

Grocery Outlet's grand opening will take place this Saturday and run from 8 am- 3 pm at 1750 LaBounty Drive

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Life in prison for 2009 killing of Seattle police officer

The man convicted of killing a Seattle police officer in 2009 has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

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NOAA grant to help Washington monitor toxic algae bloom

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is committing $88,000 to help Washington analyze a massive bloom of toxic algae off the coast that have closed some shellfish harvests.

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Seattle community leader Donnie Chin killed in shooting

A community leader credited with patrolling and protecting the streets of Seattle's International District for decades has been killed in a shooting.

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Father of school shooter pleads not guilty to gun charges

The father of the Washington teenager who fatally shot four high school classmates and himself in October has pleaded not guilty in federal court to new firearms charges.

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After Lynden High graduate, Sofia Milstead died on her way to a country music concert, she was honored on stage by country music star Thomas Rhett.

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Bell beat Kelowna Falcons 6-1 and break records along the way.

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Center fielder Arron Stroosma breaks the West Coast League all time stolen base record with his 30th, and Dustin Breshears broke a Bells hitting record, with a least 1 hit in 12 straight games.

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Stricklen hits go-ahead with 8.2 left, Sun beat Storm 67-66

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Shekinna Stricklen scored off a rebound with 8.2 seconds left to give Connecticut the lead and finished with 15 points in the Sun's victory over the Seattle Storm on Friday night.

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Walker, Cruz lead Mariners to 6-1 win over Twins

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Taijuan Walker throws against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Wednesday, April 15, 2015.

Taijuan Walker pitched a one-hitter for his first career complete game in 29 major league starts, and Nelson Cruz and Jesus Montero homered to lift the Seattle Mariners over the Minnesota Twins.

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Earl Thomas on PUP list to start Seahawks camp

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Thomas had surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder during the offseason and was in uniform but just a spectator when the Seahawks opened training camp Friday.