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Slain Seattle police officer’s partner testifies in tears

The officer in the car with Timothy Brenton the night the Seattle police officer was killed testified in tears

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Seattle tunnel machine Bertha moves toward access pit

The broken-down tunnel machine began its journey toward an access pit where, if it makes it, workers will remove the front of the machine for repairs.

The Legislative building at the Washington state Capitol is shown at dusk Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 in Olympia, Wash. The 105-day legislative session begins Monday, Jan. 12, 2015 with the expectation that it could be a tough few months for lawmakers.

House committee weighs bill to abolish death penalty

Families of murder victims and opponents of capital punishment spoke out in support of a measure to abolish the death penalty


WWU has most Peace Corps volunteers for size

Western Washington University tops the rankings again this year for schools that have alumni volunteering in the Peace Corps.

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Strong 3 months for Whatcom Retailers

Whatcom County retailers had a good third quarter last year.

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Erosion speeds up Mount Baker Highway project

Highway reduced to one lane at Glacier Springs

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Father of ‘anti-vax’ movement speaks out after recent outbreak

121 measles cases in the U.S. so far this year, 600 last year

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Whatcom League of Women Voters study: Poor women getting help they need

25,000 Whatcom County women live 200% below federal poverty line

In this graphic provided by the Washington State Liquor Control Board, a logo that will be used for labeling legal marijuana produced in Washington state is shown. Officials released a preliminary draft of regulations for growing and selling legalized marijuana Thursday, May 16, 2013. Voters last November made Washington and Colorado the first states to legalize the sale of taxed marijuana to adults over 21 at state-licensed stores.

State lawmakers consider pot for PTSD

People who struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder would get another drug use if a bill in Olympia passes.

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Anti-Muslim graffiti sprayed on Bothell school

Authorities believe the same person is likely responsible for the hate graffiti spray painted on a Hindu temple and a junior high school in Bothell.

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2 climbers injured in 800-foot slide down Washington peak

Pair of climbers slid 800 feet or more down Mount Stuart

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Port Angeles hospital erects measles tent to screen patients

A hospital in Port Angeles has erected a tent to isolate patients with measles symptoms and prevent the disease from spreading inside the building.


Sources: Trade-tangling port dispute focused on arbitrator

People with knowledge of the negotiations say the quarrel is focused on the man who arbitrates grievances at Southern California ports.

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Cost of fixing Washington education budget skips $3 billion

When lawmakers and education advocates add up the cost to answer the Washington Supreme Court's order to fix the way the state pays for public schools, many don't include about $3 billion.

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Washington considers changing 2016 presidential primary

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington lawmakers are considering a change to the state’s presidential primary system ahead of the 2016…


House committee considers bill to limit vaccine exemptions

A House committee held a public hearing on a bill that would remove philosophical opposition as an acceptable reason for parents to not vaccinate

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Hispanic group calls for federal probe of police shooting

The leader of a Hispanic group in Pasco is asking the U.S. Justice Department to investigate last week's fatal police shooting.

File Photo: Kings Knights boys basketball team at Kings High School. December 2014. Photo Credit: Doug Lange

‘Miracle’ that Shoreline basketball team survived bus crash

The coach and members of the of the King's High School boys basketball team say it was a "miracle" no one was seriously hurt when their bus overturned after game with L.C.


WFC eyes merger with giant Minnesota cooperative

Lynden-based W-F-C is asking its farmer members to approve the merger with C-H-S Incorporated.


Turn your cup of joe into a cup of hope

Fundraiser benefits Rebound of Whatcom County

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WWU hosts SFU in regular-season finale

WWU women pose with fans following a win over Central Washington

WWU women vs. Simon Fraser University at 6:35pm on AM930 KBAI.

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Thunder’s Russell Westbrook has surgery on cheekbone

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook smiles as he answers a question during a news conference during media day for the NBA basketball team in Oklahoma City, Friday, Sept. 27, 2013.

Thunder guard Russell Westbrook had surgery to repair a fracture to his right cheek after getting hit by a teammate's knee.

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Knicks say former player Anthony Mason has died


The New York Knicks say Anthony Mason, a rugged power forward who was a defensive force for several NBA teams in the 1990s, has died. He was 48.

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M’s Ackley welcomed son early on way to spring training

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Dustin Ackley and his 7-months-pregnant wife were about an hour from stop No. 2 in their cross-country trek from Michigan to Arizona for the start of spring training when her water broke outside Oklahoma City.

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Saturday’s prep basketball scoreboard

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All the scores from Saturday's Regional round action.