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Close To 700 illegal crab pots seized in waters off Blaine

Washington Department Of Fish And Wildlife official says it's an ongoing problem.


Runners and motorcycles may make travel a bit challenging on Sunday

The Bellingham Bay Marathon starts at Gooseberry Point and finishes at Depot Market Square and The Oyster Run motorcycle rally is happening on Sunday.


Western Alert: An attempted stabbing near Sehome Haggen

A white male wearing dark clothing attempted to stab a 23-year-old man, who is not a Western student.

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Haggen plans to close 100 stores

We’re finding out how far Haggen is planning to slim down as bankruptcy proceedings continue.


Bellair president reacts to news of bus, “Ride the Ducks” crash

A tragic crash on Seattle’s Aurora Bridge stole the lives of four North Seattle College students Thursday. The crash involved a…


Seattle stops suspensions for elementary students

The Seattle School Board has declared a one-year moratorium on out-of-school suspensions for elementary school students who commit nonviolent offenses.

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Officials break ground for WSU’s Everett campus

Washington State University is now one step closer to its Everett campus after University and Snohomish County officials held a ceremonial ground breaking for new branch.

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Volunteers will soon run an “urban rest stop” to take care of Ballard’s homeless

The Seattle neighborhood of Ballard will soon have a so-called "urban rest stop" where homeless people can come to shower and wash clothes.

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Legislative leaders: Auditor Troy Kelley should resign

Washington legislative leaders are calling for embattled state Auditor Troy Kelley to resign.

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State begins process of aligning marijuana stores

The State Liquor and Cannabis Board's actions are the result of new legislation which established a priority system for licensing existing medical marijuana stores.


The Latest: Chinese president gets high school jersey

The latest on Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to the United States


Lighthouse Mission helping some attend college

Most people notice the Lighthouse Mission on f street and West Holly as they wait at a stoplight, or drive…


Washington food trucks gain a voice

From Mediterranean to Vietnamese.  From Greek gyros to Chicago-style pizza, Whatcom county is full of food trucks. A Washington State…

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Drugs may be behind the death of a WWU honor student and athlete

Police say he died after a night of drug use with friends and roommates.


Chestnut/Bay Street bridge to re-open

Bridge has been closed since May


Lummi Island Ferry fares go up/down next month

Whatcom Chief carried 177,000 passengers between Gooseberry Point and Lummi Island last year.

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Washington health insurance premiums to be paid directly

This change is expected to eliminate problems Washington residents experienced with the exchange last year, when some premium payments were not credited properly.

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Whatcom County’s August unemployment rate is down

The construction industry and professional business services are big reasons why.

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Felony pot charges for teens being reduced in Asotin County

A prosecutor in Washington's southeastern corner is reducing felony marijuana charges he filed against six juveniles because of a misinterpretation of state law.

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California to big-league ballplayers: Stop chewing tobacco


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The former New England Patriots player is due in court for a pretrial hearing in the 2012 slaying of two Boston men.

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Chrissy Teigen and John Legend are having a baby


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NBA: Warriors buy land for San Francisco basketball arena


The Golden State Warriors basketball team on Monday acquired a 12-acre site in San Francisco's Mission Bay neighborhood where it plans to build a new, 18,000-seat arena for the reigning NBA champs.

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Clinton, Sanders rivalry in spotlight as Democrats debate


The surprise rivalry between Clinton and Sanders will be at the forefront as Democrats take the stage Tuesday in Las Vegas for the party's first debate of the 2016 campaign.