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County changes local firework rules

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

road work ahead

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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Bellis Fair shooting apparently result of drug deal

The victim is likely to recover, according to officials.

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Bellingham woman hopes to build future hemp house

Many of the building materials would be made from industrial hemp

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Woman injured on Arctic Challenger suing Shell

Worker was injured three years ago while boat was in Bellingham


Hannegan Road construction starts

Expect delays during daylight hours


School bus collides with WTA van

No students on board, no injuries

Cop Traffic

Driver pulled over by trooper runs into traffic, struck

Tukwila man had arrest warrant in another state, but it's not clear if that's reason he ran

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Ex-Cowboys player C.J. Spillman charged with sexual assault


Spillman, who has played six seasons in the NFL, is suspected of sexual assaulting a woman at a Dallas hotel.

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U.S. runs hundreds of counter-terrorism investigations

Police tape cordons off the site of a car bomb attack in Sanaa, Yemen, Tuesday, June 30, 2015. The explosion occurred near a military hospital in the Yemeni capital on Monday, causing dozens of casualties including civilians, security officials said. The Islamic State's Sanaa Division claimed responsibility on Twitter for detonating the parked car bomb, according to the SITE Intelligence Group monitoring service. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

U.S. authorities are pursuing hundreds of active counter-terrorism investigations embracing all 50 American states.

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Dan VanderKooi named new Lynden Christian baseball coach

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Former Nooksack Valley coach takes over at alma mater

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WWU women’s soccer team releases 2015 schedule

Soccer Ball

Regular season opener is Sept. 3 at home against Cal Baptist

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Post 7 beats Bellevue to clinch second place

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Bellingham playing in Spokane tournament this weekend