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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.

Firefighters Putting Out a Fire

Hundreds fighting wildfire near Walla Walla; 1 home burned

Crews fighting a wildfire in southeast Washington are working to prevent flames from reaching a watershed that provides drinking water for the city of Walla Walla.

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Port Angeles voters to weigh in on fluoride in water

Voters in Port Angeles likely will decide in November whether the city should stop adding fluoride to the city's water system after doing so for nearly a decade.

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State Patrol: Truck incident on Nooksack River bridge could have been prevented

The truck that struck the Nooksack River bridge on I-5 Wednesday night should not have been driving on it with one lane blocked, said Washington State Patrol Trooper Mark Francis

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Ruling: Washington can require pharmacies to dispense Plan B

It was the second time the appeals court reversed Leighton in the case

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Expert: death penalty possible, not likely in Noon Rd. shooting

Woman who killed husband, toddler son will have mental state called into question

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Bellingham man’s cross country bike ride ends in painful spill

Robinson and his wife own Bellingham's Village Books.

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Bellingham is still not part of the plan for a new county jail

But Mayor Kelli Linville say there's hope.

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Local woman planned husband, toddler son’s killing for days

Charging papers: mother believed she "saved" family by killing them

Night Market comes to Bellingham in September

September brings a night market to Bellingham’s Commercial Street

Live music, local food and crafts... all coming to Commercial Street this September to make up a new outdoor market... a Friday night market.

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Washington State Ferry proposes fare increase

Washington State Ferries is proposing an increase in fare. The proposal would raise the walk-on fare by a dime and by a quarter for drivers.

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New Point Roberts boat dock damaged, needs repair

A new boat launch dock at Point Roberts has been damaged by weather and will need to be removed for repairs.

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Bellingham United in Academics and Athletics

During this past school year, the BUFC sponsored a reading challenge at several Bellingham elementary schools.

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Rifle-toting men guard Washington recruiting office

Following last week's killing of four Marines and a sailor in Chattanooga, Tennessee, two citizens grabbed their AR-15 rifles, took personal days from work and stood guard in front of the Army recruiting office in Spanaway, Washington.

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State appeals order to pay $1.3 million in competency case

Washington state health officials are appealing a federal court order to pay $1.3 million in attorney's fees to lawyers of mentally ill defendants who sued the state for warehousing them in jails.

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Official orca census: 81 whales, including 4 babies

The annual July tally of endangered orcas is complete, and researchers have counted 81 whales, including four babies born since last winter.

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The loonie has dropped to it’s lowest levels since 2004

The Canadian dollar dropped .47 of a cent and is now at 76.76 cents US

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Wildlife officials: Cow killed by wolf in Kittitas County

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says a young cow whose carcass was found last week in central Washington was killed by a gray wolf.

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Seahawks releases DT Tony McDaniel in salary cap move

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The Seattle Seahawks have released veteran defensive tackle Tony McDaniel to save salary cap.

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Seattle acquires Seisay from Detroit for draft pick

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The Seattle Seahawks have added depth to their secondary by acquiring cornerback Mohammed Seisay from the Detroit Lions for an undisclosed 2016 draft pick.

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Bells Never Find Footing Against Falcons

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After jumping out to a 2-0 lead in the 1st inning, the Kelowna Falcons never looked back and beat the Bellingham Bells 8-1 Saturday night.

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Kah scores 2 goals to lead Vancouver past Seattle, 3-0 

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Pa-Modou Kah surpassed his MLS career goal total by scoring twice

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Suzuki’s RBI single in 9th lifts Twins past Mariners, 3-2

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Kurt Suzuki hit the winning RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning