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Statewide drought expected to affect farmers, rural communities the most

Major populated areas like Seattle may not feel the effects at all

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Judge questions sentence for former Lynden officer who had child porn on phone

Prosecutors say the deal will save taxpayers from paying for medical costs associated with Glunt's stomach cancer. But some in the community signed a petition calling for a harsher punishment.

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Phillips 66 donates to local nonprofits

Groups will put cash toward local public health and safety projects.

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Inslee signs judicial review of mental health decisions and new info database

Inslee signed "Joel's Law" joined by Doug and Nancy Reuter, the parents of the man for whom the measure was named

Vote Election

This is a big week for political junkies… filing week

Friday, May 15 is the last day candidates can file for the upcoming election.

FILE - This Nov. 6, 2013 file photo shows a warning placard on a tank car carrying crude oil near a loading terminal in Trenton, N.D. Thousands of older rail tank cars that carry crude oil would be phased out within two years under regulations proposed in response to a series of fiery train crashes over the past year. The oil industry's lead trade group released new standards on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, for testing and classifying crude shipped by rail after prior shipments were misclassified, including a train that derailed in Canada and killed 47 people.

Wash. oil train safety bill signed by Gov. Inslee

A compromise reached on the last day of the regular legislative session resolved differences between competing bills in the Senate and House.

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It’s Junior Ski To Sea weekend

The junior parade is Friday at six.

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Seattle port commissioner launches campaign for governor

A website announcing the Republican's campaign to challenge Gov. Jay Inslee in 2016 was live Thursday

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Giant Arctic oil drilling rig docks in Seattle

Tugs brought the Polar Pioneer drilling rig into Seattle waters Thursday afternoon and it was moored at Terminal 5 by 5 p.m.

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Local nurse suspended after implicated in two deaths

The State Department of Health says Tina Brightwell gave a patient too much morphine… killing her.

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Gov. Inslee signs rape kit testing bill

A new state law will require law enforcement agencies in Washington to request testing of all future sexual assault exam kits

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No snow tough on skiers, but great for Artist Point fans

The state opened the final stretch of the Mount Baker Highway Thursday

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Tribes ask feds to reject permit for coal-export project

The Lummi Nation and others say the project would disrupt treaty-protected fishing rights and harm sacred sites.

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Bellingham man who died after being hit by train identified

Jacob Allen Davis died late Wednesday in the hospital

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PeaceHealth workers turned away, union calls action ‘retaliatory’

PeaceHealth says workers were made aware they wouldn't be needed for the rest of the week

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Lummi Nation makes plans for 164 acres

"If you build it, they will come..." The question is: build what?

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Striking PeaceHealth workers won’t be able to work for two days

Hospital informed union ahead of time, had to hire temporary workers for minimum 3 days

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Dog show forced to change plans as E. coli investigation continues

The Mt. Baker Kennel Club's show will still happen at the fairgrounds as scheduled, but the club won't use the dairy barn

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Man dies after being hit by train in Bellingham

Police say he may have had headphones on

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Slow Grow Delays Park Opening

Watch your step in Squalicum Park.  The grass will thank you. So will the City.

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Lightning strike: Tampa Bay beats Rangers, will play for Cup

Tampa Bay Lightning center Tyler Johnson (9) and New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh (27) battle for the puck during the second period of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference final during the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs in Tampa, Fla., Friday, May 22, 2015. The Rangers won 5-1.

The Tampa Bay Lightning will play for the Stanley Cup, winning their third straight game at Madison Square Garden 2-0 on Friday night to beat the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference finals in seven games.

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Walker, Smith lead Mariners to 2-1 win over Indians

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Taijuan Walker in action against the San Diego Padres in a baseball game Wednesday, May 13, 2015, in Seattle.

Taijuan Walker allowed two hits over eight strong innings, Seth Smith hit a two-run homer, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Cleveland Indians 2-1 Friday night.

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Squalicum falls to Selah in 2A state semifinals

Selah celebrating after beating Squalicum, 6-3, in a 2A state semifinal at Yakima County Stadium

The Selah Vikings scored four runs in the last three innings to beat the Squalicum Storm, 6-3, in a 2A state baseball semifinal Friday at Yakima County Stadium in Yakima.

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Overnight repair work starts Sunday after overturned dump truck accident

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Overnight closures will repair damage to shoulder and barrier

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Chestnut Bay Bridge closed starting next Monday

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Construction will take about six months