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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally Monday, March 7, 2016, in Madison, Miss. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

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Donald Trump plans visit to Washington state

It looks like Donald Trump will be heading our way next month ahead of the Washington state primary.


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Costco members may soon see raise in annual fees

Analysts say sometime next year the retail store is expected to bump their membership fee from 55 to 60 dollars, and the executive membership would go up by ten dollars to $120 per year.


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Whitman College dumps long time mascot, no longer the Missionaries

The college says the Missionaries' mascot is non-inclusive, imperialistic and incorrectly implies Whitman is a religious school.

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt, speaks at the FOX News town hall at the Gem Theatre, Monday, March 7, 2016, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

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Bernie Sanders supporter jailed after protesting superdelegate vote

She was arrested while protesting Congressman Jim McDermott's decision to support Hillary Clinton instead of Sanders with his superdelegate vote.


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Pothole on I-5 causes traffic to backup for miles

State transportation crews repaired a large pothole on I-5 that caused a traffic jam near Marysville for hours Sunday.

oil refinery

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Tesoro oil refinery in Anacortes fined $720,000 for safety breaches

The EPA says inspectors found violations during two inspections in 2011.

State Auditor Troy Kelley

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Jurors set to continue deliberations in case against Troy Kelley

If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in prison.

Governor Jay Inslee

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Inslee to announce grants totaling nearly one million dollars Monday

Several counties will be awarded grants for programs that will help children get outside.

Green grass backlit by sun, shallow depth of field

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Some kids may have made contact with incorrectly spread pesticide

A public works employee allowed chemicals to spread onto Eagleridge Elementary playground.

gavel laying

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Nooksack tribe fires tribal judge

The Nooksack Tribe is about 300 tribal members the council wants to disenroll.


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First person killed from measles in 13 years in USA

A Port Angeles woman was the first to be killed by the virus in the US since 2003.

Governor Jay Inslee

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Bellingham protesters challenge Jay Inslee

The protest is scheduled for next week in Bellingham.


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Man caught by police in Ferndale robbery

Deputies say he held the clerk at gunpoint before driving away with candy and money.


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Woman gets life without parole for killing 6 family members

A Seattle judge has sentenced a woman to life in prison without the possibility of parole for killing six of her family members on Christmas Eve 2007.

Washington state Auditor Troy Kelley speaks at a news conference, Thursday, April 16, 2015, in Tacoma, Wash. Earlier in the day, Kelley entered a not guilty plea to a federal grand jury indictment on charges of filing false tax returns, attempted obstruction of a civil lawsuit and possession of stolen property.

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Jury wraps up first day deliberations in State Auditor Troy Kelley’s fraud trial

Jurors had two questions for the judge but didn't reach a verdict yesterday.

Boulevard Park
Photo credit: Kimball Gainor

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Laser beams from Boulevard Park stops a Coast Guard training session

Green laser lights can temporarily blind people controlling boats and planes. That's why the training mission was cancelled and the crew headed back to base to be checked out.


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Suspected explosive device closes Sumas border

It was shut down in both directions for a while this (Thursday) afternoon.

earthquake seismograph

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First earthquake in 4 years at Mt. Baker

This has no connection to other quakes around the "Ring of Fire."


2 weeks ago

New restrictions on shellfish harvesting includes Whatcom County Bay

There are five areas where commercial harvesting is restricted outright one more than last year.


2 weeks ago

A battle over Whatcom County voting districts is over

The partisan committee may have voted unanimously but not everyone is happy about it.

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Western State Hospital builds fence to keep patients from escaping

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Nearly 200 involuntarily committed patients at Western State Hospital walked away from the mental facility since 2013... even though at some point... they were considered a danger to themselves or others

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Demonstrators set up homeless camp outside of Bellingham City Hall


The makeshift homeless camp was meant to send a message to city leaders about breaking up homeless camps.

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Reasons determined for plane crash last July

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Their teenage step-granddaughter, Autumn Veatch of Bellingham, was the only survivor of the crash.

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Bellingham Schools’ Superintendent “walks in the shoes” of LGBTQ students


"Walks in the Shoes" helps Baker get a better understanding of what his staff and students experience in the district.

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Cruz planned rallies in Puget Sound area


Cruz has withdrawn his bid for the presidency.