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Truck drives off roadway killing driver and all three passengers

The truck was found submerged with all four adults still inside.

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Green “Bike Boxes” showing up on busy roads

New green "bike boxes" are showing up on busy roads in the city’s new push to improve bicycle safety.

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Firefighting resources tapped in Chelan

Firefighting resources are "pretty tapped" in Chelan.

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Bicyclist struck near Mt. Baker Highway

The woman, whose name was not released, was hit by the car just after 1 p.m

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Two escape unharmed, but lose home in Birch Bay area fire

The home was in space one of the "Latitude 49" resort community.

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Local deployed serviceman surprises family at the fair

Airman First Class Austin Neer shocked his family when he came out in one of the derby cars before the demolition derby began.

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This Ferndale family has no idea what’s about to happen

The family of a US Air Force Airman from Ferndale gets a big surprise at the Fair

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You’re going to see a difference in Lake Whatcom over the next months

As weather continues to heat up, the water level of the lake continues to go down.

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Blaine Boys and Girls Club funds long-awaited recreation building

The new pavilion will sit adjacent to the city’s community center.

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The Northwest Washington Fair in Lynden runs through Saturday

This year marks the one-hundred-and-fifth fair since 1909.

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Maryland judge rules large oil shipment records are public

A Maryland judge has ruled records describing large oil shipments by rail subject to disclosure under the Maryland Public Information Act.

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Feds allow Shell to drill for oil in Arctic Ocean off Alaska

The federal government has given Royal Dutch Shell the final permit it needs to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean off Alaska's northwest coast for the first time in more than two decades.

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About half are proficient in first round of new state tests

About half are proficient in first round of new state tests DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP, Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — About…

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Washington National Guard assists in fighting wildfires

More crews, including some from the Washington National Guard, were being mobilized as several large fires threatened homes in the Chelan area in central Washington.

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Vancouver police parking lots safe places for online buys

Five police parking lots in Vancouver and Clark County are now available as safe places where people making online purchases can meet potential buyers or sellers.

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Man, 18, charged in accidental shooting death of his friend

Pierce County prosecutors have charged an 18-year-old man with manslaughter in the accidental shooting death of his friend.

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Seller’s market in Whatcom County making homes less affordable

A new study says houses are less affordable than they were last quarter and last year at this time.

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Recount will take place regarding Bellingham School District Position 2

A recount for candidates Jono Manion and Tony Wallace will take place next Monday to determine who will be the second candidate moving on to the general election for Bellingham School District Position 2.

Governor Jay Inslee

Inslee encourages leaders to work together

Governor Inslee speaks with the media today about working on a plan to comply with the state Supreme Court.

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We may be in for a very warm winter

El Nino winter shaping up to be very strong

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Browns coach Mike Pettine said the second-year QB will miss not only this Saturday's game at Tampa Bay but Cleveland's preseason finale at Chicago on Sept. 3.

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The Barcelona star beat Luis Suarez, his teammate at the Champions League winner, and Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo in a Europe-wide poll of journalists.

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Mariners send struggling closer Fernando Rodney to Cubs

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Seattle Mariners closing pitcher Fernando Rodney throws against the Los Angeles Angels in the ninth inning of an opening day baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Monday, April 6, 2015, in Seattle. Rodney earned the save and the Mariners defeated the Angels 4-1.

The 38-year-old Rodney had been designated for assignment by Seattle last Sunday.

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Washington announces Quevyn Winters has left team

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The 2014-15 season was Winters only season as a Husky, appearing in 27 games with one start. The 6-foot-5 guard averaged 3.4 points and 1.3 rebounds per game.

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Struggling Kyle Seager rested by Mariners

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Seattle Mariners' Kyle Seager, right, is congratulated by teammates after hitting a solo home run off Oakland Athletics pitcher Jon Lester during the seventh inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. The Mariners won 2-1.

Seager is hitting .254 with 18 home runs and 49 RBIs, but is batting just .196 in August.