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Sheriff Bill Elfo running for reelection

Elfo was first elected in 2003


With new jail proposal, some also calling for treatment center

Some councilmembers want treatment center to help those with mental health, drug problems

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Cell phone AMBER Alert problems have people worried

State patrol says cell phone companies have to deal with the problem

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Friend charged in shooting death of city councilman’s son

Friend of Aaron Bornemann thought gun was unloaded

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Whatcom County home prices going up

Prices increase more than eight percent in the first part of 2015

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Bellingham mayor ‘shocked’ by accidental shooting of council member’s son

Bellingham City Hall is mourning the accidental shooting death of a council member’s son.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, second from left, walks back to his office after giveing his annual State of the State speech, Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, to a joint session of the Washington Legislature in Olympia, Wash.

Gov. Inslee rescinds Indiana travel ban

Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee is rescinding a ban on state-funded travel to Indiana after a law that critics said had the potential to discriminate against gays and lesbians based on religious beliefs was amended.

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Bellingham City Council member’s son killed by gunshot

Accidental gunshot claims City Council member's son

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Whatcom man accused of making and possessing child porn

Prosecutors say Justin Redington hid a camera in a 13-year-old girl’s bedroom and the bathroom she used.


Fairhaven Middle School girls stage dress protest after public shaming

A group of girls who decided to wear dresses to school to say goodbye to a classmate in style didn't expect the response they got from teachers at Fairhaven Middle School.


Western Washington University imposes Indiana travel ban

Ban follows one announced by governor on Monday


Man wanted for questioning in Vancouver murder arrested

Daniel Paul had been on the run for a month


North Cascades Highway expected to open Friday

One of the earliest openings on record

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Cabela’s store planned in Abbotsford

Expected to open fall 2016


Lynden crash sends 3 to the hospital

Woman fails to stop at red light and gets hit by semi


Missing shirt may be in Bellingham

A family is desperately searching for their grandfather's old shirt.

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State auditor: Federal investigation not affecting work

State Auditor Troy Kelley, embroiled in a federal investigation, skipped a chance to testify before lawmakers


Measles vaccinations up in Washington this winter

State Department of Health data shows that measles vaccinations in Washington are up about 27 percent this winter, compared to last winter.


The 2015 Ski to Sea Race is on, but probably without the ski part

The low snow pack at Mt. Baker is insufficient to run the traditional ski events this year

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WWU’s Reichert wins women’s javelin at Beach Invitational

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Her throw of 165-7 ranks second nationally in NCAA II this season.

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Neagle, Martins propel Sounders past Rapids 3-1

Seattle Sounders players pose for the traditional pre-match team portrait before their season-opener MLS soccer match against the New England Revolution, Sunday, March 8, 2015, in Seattle.

Seattle had not scored in its previous two road games this season.

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Hernandez strikes out 12 as Seattle beats Texas 3-1

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Felix Hernandez struck out 12 over seven innings

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Saturday’s NHL Playoff Results

FILE - In this file photo taken Sept. 17, 2012, the NHL logo is seen on a goal at a Nashville Predators practice rink in Nashville, Tenn. The NHL eliminated 16 more days from the regular-season schedule Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, and if a deal with the players' association isn't reached soon the whole season could be lost. The league wiped out all games through Dec. 30 in its latest round of cancellations. Negotiations between the league and the players' association broke off last week, but NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said Sunday the sides are trying to restart talks this week.

Lightning rebound to even series against Red Wings Tampa Bay’s Ben Bishop stopped 24 shots for his first NHL playoff…

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Calgary coach Bob Hartley fined $50,000 by the NHL

Calgary Flames head coach Bob Hartley stands behind his bench during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh Friday, Dec. 12, 2014. The Penguins won 3-1.

Hartley was fined by the NHL for his responsibility for a brawl late in the Flames' 4-1 loss in Vancouver on Friday