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In this photo taken Tuesday, March 24, 2015, an Alaska Airlines jet moves past others already parked at a terminal at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in SeaTac, Wash.

Increased screening planned for airline, airport employees

Officials are tightening security for airline and airport employees at Sea-Tac Airport

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.

Washington Legislature going into special session

The House's budget chair says Washington lawmakers will not finish their work by Sunday's deadline

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City councilmember Jon Mutchler running for mayor of Ferndale

Mutchler has been endorsed by current mayor Gary Jensen

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Construction on Alabama Street to start in late May

Work expected to take about 3 months

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Construction, government hiring up in Whatcom County

Unemployment rate dropped to 5.9 percent in March

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Big drop in local unemployment

Local jobless rate falls in March

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Senator proposes bill to ticket slow left-lane drivers

Going slower than the speed limit in a highway's fast lane could earn Washington drivers a speeding ticket under a bill pending in the state Senate.

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Marijuana prices drop by more than half since last summer

The average gram of marijuana in the state's system sells for about $12. That's down from a $30 average.

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Allegiant pilots bring up safety concerns during contract talks

Allegiant Airlines Pilots say mechanical problems with the airline’s fleet and a culture where profits come before safety have them concerned, but it’s not unusual for pilots to bring up safety issues during labor talks.

Runners approach the finish line in the rain during the Boston Marathon, Monday, April 20, 2015, in Boston.

Bellingham runners participate in Boston Marathon

Bellingham-area runners had strong times at this year’s Boston Marathon.

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Snow-challenged Mt Baker Ski Season is over

One of the worst… if not the very worst… Mount Baker Ski season has come to a close.

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Principals named for several Bellingham schools

Shuksan, Northern Heights, Lowell and Sehome are getting new principals.

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Coach: 12 year old Bellingham girl may have broken 5K world record

Serena Tyran ran the Fun with the Fuzz 5k in 18:08

The dome of the Capitol is seen in on Capitol Hill Washington, Monday, Jan. 27, 2014. On Tuesday, President Barack Obama will give his State of the Union address, an annual rite of official Washington that for one night squeeze the three branches of government underneath the same roof for the speech.

Hardware Sales employee represents small businesses in Washington, D.C.

Will talk with state lawmakers about improving exporting, e-commerce

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Marijuana fair to celebrate ‘420’ today in Bellingham

KGMI News Reporting By Karen Taylor BELLINGHAM, Wash. — In the marijuana world, April 20 is a big deal. As…

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Demonstrations in Ferndale and around the world take aim at trade deals

Protesters in Whatcom County and around the world will demonstrate against two proposed international trade deals tomorrow (Saturday).

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Bees bound for Lynden die in I-5 crash

A semi-truck carrying millions of honeybees to a Lynden berry farm overturned on I-5 north of Seattle today (Friday).

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Teacher’s walkout to close Bellingham, Ferndale schools

No school in Bellingham, Ferndale and several other districts around the state next Friday.

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School bus wreck, reports of armed man make Kulshan students late

A Bellingham school bus was rear-ended this (Friday) morning at the corner of Yew and Texas Streets.

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Roosevelt Elementary School on lockdown

Report of armed person prompts school lockdown

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Seahawks, Sounders & Pete Carroll shine in front of over 15 thousand youngsters at We Day Seattle

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Team members of the Seattle Seahawks, inspire 15,000 students at We Day Seattle at the KeyArena at Seattle Center on April 23, 2015. Photo Credit: Jim McMeachin/Free The Children

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Yost insists Royals not to blame for string of fights

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Chicago White Sox's Jeff Samardzija, center, fights with Kansas City Royals players during the seventh inning of a baseball game Thursday, April 23, 2015, in Chicago.

Yost spoke before Friday's game against the Chicago White Sox, a day after the teams were involved in a benches-clearing melee that resulted in five players being ejected. It could also lead to discipline from the league.

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This weekend’s sports schedule

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Here is a look at some of this weekend's biggest sporting events.