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Bike thief to serve five month jail term

Duo stole $46,000 worth of bikes

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Senate vote requires higher threshold for new taxes

Less sweeping than plan proposed by Doug Ericksen

fish dinner

Draft fish consumption water rule out

Similar to plan proposed by Governor Inslee

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Flu kills 5-year-old Tacoma girl within days

Flu shot may not have helped

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Homeless bank robber gets jail time

Waited to be arrested for place to stay

driving and texting

Whatcom County drivers second most likely to talk or text behind wheel

Whatcom County came in second under Spokane County

old city hall

City wants to add “KAPOW” to downtown

Want to improve downtown atmosphere

cow by pond

State could require farmers to get manure license

Lummi concerns over shellfish poisoning

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Ferndale mayor won’t run for reelection

Sights set on different position

car crash house

Car crashes into yard, nearly hits home

Missed the house by inches

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Car thefts continue in Bellingham

Police make another arrest as car thefts continue

Gas Pump

Gas prices approach $2 locally

As low as $2,07 in some areas

hospital

Measles from Disneyland spread to northwest

Woman visited family in Snohomish County

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State leaders spar over spending

Session begins with Supreme Court pressure

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Release of crash photos causing families grief

Posts could be traumatic for victim's families

Seattle Seahawks' Russell Wilson throws before a preseason NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, in Seattle.

Russell Wilson throws long for charity

The more Wilson throws, the more some charities benefit

earthquake seismograph

Small quake off Washington coast; no damage

The Pacific Northwest Seismic Network says a small earthquake hit off the Washington coast on Saturday morning.

lesbian couple

Appellate court won’t reconsider Idaho gay marriage

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has denied Gov. Butch Otter's request for a review of the court's ruling last year that overturned Idaho's gay marriage ban.

A view of the E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse that houses the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in Washington. Obama's health care law is enmeshed in another big legal battle after two federal appeals courts issued contradictory rulings on a key financing issue within hours of each other Tuesday.

Mentally ill wait in jails for treatment despite ruling

Hundreds of mentally ill defendants remain in jail despite court ruling

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Doug Baldwin headlines group of unheralded receivers

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Jermaine Kearse (15) celebrates after scoring on a 63-yard touchdown reception next to wide receiver Doug Baldwin (89) during the first half of an NFL divisional playoff football game against the Carolina Panthers in Seattle, Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015.

Criticism of Seattle's receivers comes from ex-players-turned-broadcasters, other reporters and plenty of fans on social media.

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Chancellor “looked pretty good” as Seahawks finish prep

Seattle Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor (31) celebrates a hit on St. Louis Rams' Stedman Bailey in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, in Seattle.

Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor "looked pretty good" on Saturday according to coach Pete Carroll.

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Seahawks’ D could earn spot in NFL lore with Super Bowl win

Seattle Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor, left, and cornerback Richard Sherman warm up with their teammates at the start of NFL football practice Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Seahawks and the Denver Broncos are scheduled to play in the Super Bowl XLVIII football game Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014.

The Seahawks are the first team since coach Buddy Ryan's 1985-86 Chicago Bears to give up the fewest points per game and fewest yards per game in back-to-back seasons.

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Viking men rout Nanooks

WWU Jeffrey Parker and Jamon Echols

Jeffrey Parker scored 26 points to break open a tight contest as Western Washington University pulled away to an 80-57 victory over University of Alaska Fairbanks.

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