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Girl walks in other’s shoes so she can better help them someday

Living with a disability or some sort of abnormality is hard, but most of us don’t know just how difficult it is. 10-year-old Haley Biane decided to find out.

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Regulators close Alger daycare

State regulators say they closed Treasures Childcare because of overcrowding.

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Bellingham foreclosures down

he number of foreclosures in Bellingham continues its downward trend.

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Tribe says Corps has what it needs to deny G.P.T.

The Lummi Nation says the Army Corps of Engineers now has all information required to make a decision on the proposed Gateway Pacific coal terminal.

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Police release sketch of Bellingham groper

Sketch of accused Bellingham groper

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Fire destroys Lynden-area home

Owner says dad built house 30 years ago

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Washington House votes to retake tuition-setting power

The Washington House of Representatives has voted to revoke tuition-setting power it previously gave to the state's universities.

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Critics rap payday lenders’ attempt to change Washington law

Payday lenders are pushing Washington lawmakers to change a state law that restricts high-cost loans marketed to poor people.

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Washington House passes bill to outlaw spying via drone

It would become a crime to spy on people with a drone under a bill passed by the Washington House of Representatives.

A sidewalk outside the Legislative building is bustling with people on the first day of the 2014 session of the Washington state Legislature, Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash.

Senate OKs judicial review of mental health decisions

Bill would allow family members to ask a judge to step in if a mental health professional will not involuntarily commit a relative they believe could be suicidal or a danger to others

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Bellingham fifth highest in country for fraud complaints

Only four other cities in the country reported more fraud per-capita than Bellingham last year

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Chemical fire burning in Vancouver

Emergency crews have evacuated northeast corner of the city

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James Street bridge reopens this weekend

Opens after two month delay

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Environmental groups sue over plan to kill wolves

Five environmental groups have filed a lawsuit against the federal government challenging its authority to kill endangered wolves in Washington state.

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.

Washington House readies its version of pot market overhaul

With the state Senate passing a bill to regulate medical marijuana, Washington's House of Representatives is preparing its version of a pot-market overhaul.

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Washington House votes to raise hourly minimum wage to $12

The Washington state House has voted to raise the state's minimum wage to $12 an hour.

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Washington House passes bill to require paid sick leave

The Washington state House has passed a bill requiring many of the state's employers to offer employees paid sick leave.

A puck lies on the ice before a face-off in the third period of an NHL hockey game between the Nashville Predators and the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday, March 23, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn. The Predators won 5-2.

Senate OKs labor law exemption to Western Hockey League

WHL teams Seattle Thunderbirds, Spokane Chiefs, Tri-City Americans and Everett Silvertips say might have to leave if law isn't changed

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State House says no to school restraints and isolation

Washington schools wouldn't be able to restrain or isolate special needs kids under legislation passed by the state house.

Last year berry pickers picketed pay and conditions at Sakuma Brothers Farm.

Sakuma berry farm still at odds with workers two years later

Workers continue to fight for better conditions and pay

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