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Retail sales in county show decrease

County falls behind in first quarter retail sales

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Bellingham Murder Suspect Found Dead

Police: suspect killed himself after leaving state

City of Bellingham

Bloulevard Park entrance closed for train track repairs

Limited access to Blvd. Park for three days


Federal letter claims Wash. schools fail to meet standards

Superintendents to refute letter about failing schools

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Police say man’s own texts prove he was driving drunk

Texts give insight into fatal Memorial Day crash

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Teen hit by train in Marietta area

BNSF: 17-year-old boy sitting on tracks when hit

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Teen suspect in 6-year-old’s death due in court

Forensic evidence links17-year-old to girls murder


Weather service warns of dire fire conditions

Thunderstorms put fire danger high


Teen suspect in 6-year-old’s death due in court

Authorities still haven't released the name of the suspect, who was arrested Saturday in the Bremerton-area mobile home park from which Jenise Wright had disappeared a week earlier.

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Driver who killed man in Bellingham: Truck was ‘possessed’

Hours before police say he plowed his truck into four pedestrians in Bellingham, Dustin Frederick Brown sent text messages to friends saying he was too drunk to drive.

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Limited inside tours offered of historic Army tank

Lynden Pioneer Museum gets vintage M-60 tank

missing girl

Tragic end after 4-day search for missing girl

Suspect sought in death of 6-year-old Bremerton girl


State Supreme Court says psychiatric boarding illegal

Ruling: Hospitals are not housing alternative for mentally ill

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Ferndale construction company settles with feds

IMCO accused of submitting false minority claims

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Locals buy historic downtown building

New owners for historic Bellingham National Bank


Funeral chapel must pay fine or lose license

Jerns Funeral Chapel accused of cheating customers

A DC-10 air tanker pulls up after dropping fire retardant over a wildfire Saturday, July 19, 2014, near Carlton, Wash. A wind-driven, lightning-caused wildfire racing through rural north-central Washington destroyed about 100 homes Thursday and Friday, leaving behind solitary brick chimneys and burned-out automobiles as it blackened hundreds of square miles in the scenic Methow Valley northeast of Seattle.

Inslee seeks federal aid

Governor asks for FEMA assistance for wildfire victims


48-foot kayak hand built by Bellingham man

Massive Kayak will stay with owner for now

bender fields

Millon dollar bond on Lynden Ballot

Lynden bond would improve Bender Fields

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Latest ballot count changes little

Van Werven and Sidhu still top two in 42nd District race

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Reports: Broncos WR Welker suspended for 4 games

A football before the first half of an NFL preseason football game between the Green Bay Packers and the Seattle Seahawks Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, in Green Bay, Wis.

Wes Welker is facing a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing drug policy, according to published reports.

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49ers’ Harbaugh won’t tolerate domestic violence

San Francisco 49ers' defensive tackle Ray McDonald (91) against the Dallas Cowboys in an NFL football game in San Francisco, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011.

Jim Harbaugh gave stern comments about the topic Tuesday during his radio show on KNBR-AM, two days after 49ers defensive tackle Ray McDonald was arrested on felony domestic violence charges.

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Lynch has little to say ahead of Seahawks opener

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch, third from left, carries the ball on the final day of NFL football training camp, Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, in Renton, Wash.

Lynch spoke with the media for the first time this season on Tuesday.

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2014-15 WWU Men’s golf preview

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WWU opens its season on Sept. 19-20 at the Saint Martin's Invitational. The Vikings host their 43rd annual tournament on Sept. 22-23 at the Bellingham Golf and Country Club.

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Former Seahawk Ware arrested on suspicion of DUI

Seattle Seahawks' Spencer Ware (44) in action against the San Francisco 49ers in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, in Seattle. The Seahawks beat the 49ers 29-3.

Former Seattle Seahawks running back Spencer Ware has been arrested for investigation of driving under the influence.