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Agreement still pending for a new Whatcom County jail

Consensus needs to be reached before August 4th

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Boeing lands big order

Boeing landed the biggest order so far of the Paris Air Show with a deal today for 100 of its 737s.

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Wash. police chief gets guns back

The police chief in the central Washington town of Granger has his weapons back after the court ordered him three weeks ago to surrender them.

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Team to study extensive toxic algae bloom along West Coast

Federal biologists are studying an extensive toxic algae bloom that has prompted the closures of crab and other shellfish harvests.

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Woman’s body found in suitcase in Kent park

The King County sheriff's office is investigating after a woman's body was found in a suitcase at a park in Kent.

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Without budget, state to send layoff notices soon

With a budget deal still elusive, thousands of Washington state employees will start receiving notice next week that they may be temporarily laid off on July 1.

In this July 24, 2009, file photo, Rachel Dolezal, a leader of the Human Rights Education Institute, stands in front of a mural she painted at the institute's offices in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Dolezal, now president of the Spokane, Wash., chapter of the NAACP, is facing questions about whether she lied about her racial identity, with her family saying she is white but has portrayed herself as black. (AP Photo/Nicholas K. Geranios, File)

Rachel Dolezal says she identifies as black

Dolezal says she started identifying as black around the age of 5, when she drew self-portraits with a brown crayon.

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Bellingham PD: 1 man uses knife, another a candlestick, but not a game of Clue

Police say two liquor robbers used Clue weapons in their crimes.

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Local kids and seniors could go hungry if lawmakers don’t pass budget

Local food banks could be forced to close, ration food if budget isn't passed by the end of the month

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Six men arrested in Bellingham prostitution sting

More men called in to fake ad than police could arrest

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Team to study extensive toxic algae bloom along West Coast

Bloom, one of largest ever, stretches from California to Washington

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Bellingham drivers “see orange” and traffic slowdowns

Orange safety vests are of the fashion of the roadwork season.

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.

New medical marijuana cooperatives banned, for now, in Bellingham

The city council last night approved a temporary halt on new cooperatives and extended interim zoning rules on where marijuana operations can be located.

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Bears: Olympic National Park re-opens camping, Public split on grizzlies

A popular area in Olympic National Park has re-opened to camping after it was closed due to black bears. Plan to restore grizzly bears to the North Cascades comments range from outrage to hopes of conservation.

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Washington launches mobile app for tourists

The state of Washington has launched a new mobile sightseeing app that compiles information about more than 1,000 free attractions and recommendations from local experts.

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24 protesters detained after trying to stop Shell drill rig

The U.S. Coast Guard says it has detained two dozen protesters who tried to block Royal Dutch Shell's drill rig as it left Seattle.

In this July 24, 2009, file photo, Rachel Dolezal, a leader of the Human Rights Education Institute, stands in front of a mural she painted at the institute's offices in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Dolezal, now president of the Spokane, Wash., chapter of the NAACP, is facing questions about whether she lied about her racial identity, with her family saying she is white but has portrayed herself as black. (AP Photo/Nicholas K. Geranios, File)

Head of Spokane NAACP quits amid furor over racial identity

The president of the NAACP's Spokane, Washington, chapter has resigned as furor mounted over her racial identity.

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Bellingham Council: We don’t support the new Whatcom Jail proposal

The City Council voted Monday night to reject the jail plan.

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State Patrol: He hit teens, killing two, then took a nap

Troopers say when they woke him up, he appeared to be under the influence of drugs.

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State’s criminal history database missing information

A third of 2012 case outcome files either missing or incomplete

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