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The logo of German carmaker Volkswagen is seen on the front grill of a Passat car in Willmette, Illinois, September 24, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Young

The state is cracking down on Volkswagen

The Department of Ecology issued a formal notice to the company, the first step in a process that could result in large fines.

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Inslee says our state will welcome Syrian refugees

He says Washington will "continue to be a state that welcomes those seeking refuge from persecution, regardless of where they come from or the religion they practice."

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AG: No evidence of Planned Parenthood breaking law in WA

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson says he found no evidence Planned Parenthood is breaking the law in our state.


A Bellingham woman returns home after she was close to the Paris attacks

A Bellingham woman was among the passengers from Paris to land at the Vancouver airport over the weekend. After Eve Wood-Gaines hugged her husband and nine yr. old son, she told CTV she wasn’t far from where gunmen opened fire.

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Stormy weather could bring another round of power outages and flooding

The high winds started Monday and are expected to ramp up today.


Mt. Baker Ski Area set to open this week

The Mt. Baker Ski Area will reopen at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 19, according to the area’s ski manager

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Labor groups push to raise minimum wage across the state

The 'Alliance for a Just Society' released a report contrasting the minimum wage with a living wage, the amount needed to make ends meet. In Washington State, they claim a single adult working full time needs to make $15.95 an hour to cover necessities.

Seattle Seahawks center Patrick Lewis gets set to snap the ball on the line of scrimmage against the Carolina Panthers in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang)

Fantasy sports gambling may be legalized in Washington State

Washington State leaders are taking a closer look at possibly legalizing fantasy sports gambling on sites like Draft Kings and Fan Duel.

State Patrol is short more than 100 troopers

The Washington State Patrol is short more than 100 troopers. Officers in eight jurisdictions in our state having starting salaries higher than the state patrol.

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Mudslide halts trains between Tacoma and Olympia

A mudslide stopped all passenger trains between Tacoma and Olympia. BNSF says a 90-foot cliff let loose and slid over a portion of the track.


Seahawks fans get a taste of increased security after Paris attacks

Seahawks fans experience heightened security at the home game against Arizona Cardinals, after Paris attacks included a bombing at a sports stadium.


Skiers and snowboarders are hopeful after seeing a little snow

Skiers and snowboarders hope it's a sign of things to come in the mountains. While there may not be a ton of snow around the chair lifts, it's just enough to get skiers and snowboarders pumped about the season ahead.

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Rain leading to Nooksack and Skagit flooding, but power restored

Heavy rain is drenching Northwest Washington.

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Mount Baker schools closed today

Power outage affecting schools.

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Wind storm update: Strong winds leave nearly 4,000 without power in Washington

Well over 1,000 Puget Sound Energy customers were without power at one time or another but the crews were on top of it and most of those outages were short lived.

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Washington prosecutors want death penalty referendum

The death penalty has been on hold in Washington state since last year, when Gov. Jay Inslee issued a moratorium for as long as he's in office.


Uber in Bellingham: A new way to get around

The App based ride sharing service is a way for you to get around without using a taxi and an opportunity for drivers to earn some extra money.


Allegiant pilot says he was wrongly fired over evacuation

Captains are responsible for safety on the plane, but airlines can and do judge their work.


Border agency holds off on widespread use of body cameras

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has ordered additional study as it considers whether to equip agents and officers with body cameras.

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MRI shows no tears in knee of Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, center, leaves the field in a cart after being injured in the third quarter of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass.

Source tells ESPN that Gronkowski's injury is considered "minor knee sprain"

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Bells Add Assistant Coach Jake Whisler to 2016 Coaching Staff

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Whisler has three years of experience as a player in the West Coast League, playing for the Medford Rogues and the Klamath Falls Gems

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UW’s Andrew Andrews Named Pac-12 Player of the Week

Washington head coach Lorenzo Romar, left, hugs guard Andrew Andrews (12)

This is the second weekly honor for Andrews, who set both the scoring and scoring average record at the Battle 4 Atlantis in the Bahamas.

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HOLIDAY TV: What to watch this week


This week is packed with programs to get you in the holiday spirit.

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MNF: AFC North bottom two square off on KPUG

Ravens at Browns Monday

You can hear the Ravens and Browns on KPUG 1170AM beginning at 4:45pm following The Zone.