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“Alabama Band Robber” faces nearly a decade behind bars

Ryan Hardesty robbed a Bellingham bank twice in the same month


Man smashes Bellingham A.T.M. with huge rock

Police need your help locating the suspect

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“Ag-Gag” bill seeks to ban undercover recordings

Recording video or audio on a farm without approval would be illegal


State Senate measure seeks funding source for initiatives

Initiative supporters would need to include a way to pay for it before signatures can be collected


Federal government gives Washington health exchange $27M

State health officials say they'll use the money to make the site more stable

Photo courtesy of City of Bellingham

Man’s body found in Whatcom Creek

Body found in Whatcom Creek

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Bird flu makes its way to Clallam County

A fourth Washington county finds a case of bird flu


Families urge lawmakers to improve treatment for mentally ill

Families want lawmakers to enact "Joel's Law" for the mentally ill

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Bankruptcy filings are down

Whatcom County's bankruptcy filings improve

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The Alabama Band Bandit faces federal felony charges

Felony charges for the Alabama Band Bandit


State House bans openly carried guns in public gallery

The decision was made after the Senate passed a similar measure

Seattle Seahawks' fans cheer during a noon time "Blue Friday" rally for the team Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, in Seattle's downtown Westlake Park. The Seahawks play the Green Bay Packers Sunday in the NFC Championship game.

The Seahawks are going to another Super Bowl

Second Super Bowl appearance in two years

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Toxin levels in childrens’ jewelry may soon be higher

Children exposed to cadmium through jewelry and toys

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Cap and trade plan would make top polluters pay

Competing bills in the House and Senate


Bellingham dentist accused of giving patients Botox injections

State alleges she administered injections for cosmetic reasons


Over 1,000 marijuana plants seized from Birch Bay couple

Police found them all on two separate trips


Allegiant Air pilots approve strike, but none imminent

No strike is planned, but the option is on the table

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Man who tried to run over cop says it was for “fun”

Says it is police duty to lay down life

Grocery Store

Safeway opening next month

Gas station opening, too

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Lynden fishing company slapped for Elliot Bay oil spill

Must pay fine for not reporting spill

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High School Scoreboard


High school basketball scores for Friday, Jan. 30

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Seattle’s Chancellor falls in practice but probable for game

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Chancellor fell near the goal line on the second-to-last play of Friday's practice according to the pool report. He walked off the field without a limp, but left the practice facility with a wrap on his left knee.

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Feds seize $19.5M in counterfeit items ahead of Super Bowl


More than 325,000 counterfeit jerseys and Super Bowl-related merchandise were seized by the NFL and law enforcement.

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Lenny Kravitz will be rooting for Seahawks on Sunday

Lenny Kravitz en concert. SPE. Panoramic

Pitbull is picking the New England Patriots, while Lenny Kravitz likes the Seahawks

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This weekend’s sports schedule


A complete look at this weekend's sports schedule.