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Washington high court to hear charter school case

Charter school legality to be decided by state supreme court

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Court: State can nix public pension increases

Ruling says lawmakers have right to repeal retiree benefits

health exchange

Washington health exchange needs 171 more fixes

State health exchange solutions making progress


Ending psychiatric boarding will cost millions

State estimates 200 mentally ill patients housed in ERs


State receives $170,000 education grant

Governor's STEM program receives grant support

bike in rain

Another summer rain record in Bellingham

Wednesday was rainiest Aug. 13

gavel and scales

Beating over good night kiss lands man in prison

Girlfriend beater gets over 16 year in prison

oil tank

Skagit sets oil train safety rules for Anacortes refinery

Shell refinery plans for 100-cars of oil per day

drunk driving

DUI emphasis patrols through Labor Day

WSP looking for drunk and high drivers

Victor Barnard

Tip: Man sought in Minnesota seen in Washington

Man wanted on child molestation charges spotted on coast

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Bellingham murder suspect spray-paints apology

Suspect confesses to Bellingham murder before killing himself

missing girl

Dad of slain girl: I’ve already forgiven suspect

Girl's suspected murder described as "part of the family"

job search

State’s unemployment rate drops to 5.6 percentĀ 

State adds an estimated 7,300 jobs

dirty water

Two local companies fail to report pollutants in water

Ecology fines 14 companies for failing to send stormwater reports

beer glass

New Bellingham business guides beer loves to ale

Beer tours through Bellingham Tap Trail

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Southbound border traffic up

Increase in border traffic compared to last year

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Bellingham exports third largest in state

Canada major role in export business

missing girl

Slain girl’s siblings with Bellingham family members

Nooksack tribe reaches out to murdered girl's family

bank dollars

Reward offered for info on I-5 bank robber

Bellingham thief suspected of more bank robberies

A line of fire snakes along a hillside at dusk Friday, July 18, 2014, in Winthrop, Wash. A fire racing through rural north-central Washington destroyed about 100 homes, leaving behind smoldering rubble, solitary brick chimneys and burned-out automobiles as it blackened hundreds of square miles. Friday's dawn revealed dramatic devastation, with the Okanagan County town of Pateros, home to 650 people, hit especially hard.

Inslee to appeal federal denial of homeowner aid

Feds deny personal aid for wildfire victims

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Today’s celebrity birthdays


These celebrities will celebrate their birthdays on Labor Day.

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Kasey Kahne holds off Kenseth to win Atlanta shootout


Kasey Kahne grabbed the lead on the restart following a caution with 23 laps remaining and held off Matt Kenseth in a two-lap shootout to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday night.

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Fred Couples wins Champions Tour event

Fred Couples walks up to the ninth green during the second round of the Masters golf tournament Friday, April 11, 2014, in Augusta, Ga.

Fred Couples won the Champions Tour's Shaw Charity Classic on Sunday, chipping in for eagle for a course-record 9-under 61 and beating Billy Andrade with a tap-in birdie on the first hole of a playoff.

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FC Kansas City wins NWSL title over Seattle, 2-1

Seattle Reign FC goalie Hope Solo waves to fans after an NWSL soccer game against the Sky Blue FC Saturday, June 28, 2014, in Seattle. Solo was arrested at a suburban Seattle home on suspicion of assaulting her sister and 17-year-old nephew a week ago, then pleaded not guilty and was released without bail after a court appearance Monday, June 23. She was eligible to play in Saturday's match, but did not start.

Amy Rodriguez scored twice as FC Kansas City won the National Women's Soccer League title with a 2-1 win over Seattle Reign FC at Starfire Stadium on Sunday.

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Down at half, US beats Turkey in basketball worlds


Kenneth Faried scored 22 points, Anthony Davis all of his 19 in the second half, and the U.S. rebounded from a rare deficit at halftime to beat Turkey 98-77 on Sunday in the Basketball World Cup.