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Deadly wreck kills pedestrian

Trooper Mark Francis says the car hit and killed the walker.

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Another Deming business shuts down

The Hungry Bear Restaurant in Deming will cease operations by the end of next month.

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Boeing shares slide, outlook remains positive

Boeing shares slid to their lowest levels in two and a half years after the company reported a disappointing forecast, but, CEO Dennis Muilenburg says the future looks bright.


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Washington florist to testify before Indiana Legislature

Stutzman says she and others should have artistic freedom and the right to disagree without having being threatened by the government.


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A woman attacked a man with an ax before he shot her

The Yakima Herald-Republic reports that police filed court documents seeking a murder charge against the man, who is not in custody.


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Senate panel hears debate over transgender bathroom rule

Sharon Ortiz, the commission's director, previously said the shift was only a clarification of the state's existing anti-discrimination law.


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JBLM rocket battalion heading back to Iraq

U.S. Army 101st Airborne Division is heading to Iraq to work with that country's army and with Kurdish Peshmerga fighters.


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Marysville council votes to ban fireworks in 2017

Fireworks sparked a number of brush fires in the hot, dry summer of 2015.


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State gives Ride the Ducks ‘conditional’ safety rating

A crash on Sept. 24 killed five international college students and injured dozens of others when a "duck boat" swerved into an oncoming charter bus.

NAS Whidbey Island Search and Rescue (SAR) crewman, Wayne Paplaski, a Hospital Corpsman First Class assigned to the SAR unit, approaches one of two skiers injured in an avalanche on Mount Hernon on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016.

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New photos show weekend avalanche rescue

New photos show weekend avalanche rescue.


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“Nooksack 306,” the tribal court ruling continues

A Nooksack Tribal judge ruled the more than 300 tribal members facing disenrollment should be allowed to vote in council elections.


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WCC recognized as one of the top community colleges in US

Nine Washington community colleges — including Whatcom Community College – are on the list of the nation’s 150 best in a national competition.

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WWU expands office space into Barkley Village-area

Western Washington University’s Small Business Development Center will open an office in the Barkley Village-area.

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Moratorium on government coal sales to address climate change

The moratorium could impact more than two dozen mining projects in nine states involving more than a billion tons of coal.

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Warm, wet weather hits Whatcom County today

Warm, wet weather hits Whatcom County on this Wednesday.

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County’s unemployment rate up slightly from November to December

More people were looking for fewer jobs in Whatcom County in December compared to November.

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Bellingham-born entrepreneur survives the Shark Tank…to swim with even bigger fish

Stephan Aarstol's Tower Paddle Boards will be featured on tv's "Beyond The Tank."


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Bellevue Maggiano’s closed for suspected norovirus outbreak

Several workers at the restaurant also had symptoms consistent with the highly contagious gastrointestinal illness.

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Man in Renton movie theater shooting charged with assault

He claims he dropped his gun and it went off Jan. 21 during a showing of "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi".

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Two Men Found Dead In Seattle Apartment

Police say the two men appear to have been beaten to death.

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State attorney connected to prison error resigns


Ronda Larson told corrections officials they didn't need to recalculate prisoners' sentences even though a software error was allowing convicts to be released too soon.

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A big settlement for two victims of sexual abuse in the foster care system

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A local jury ordered the State Department of Social and Health Services to pay the girls eight million dollars after they were sexually abused for years by two brothers in their foster home.

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Whatcom County public defender says video conferencing in court is unfair

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Hall wrote about this for the Whatcom County bar association and hopes it can generate thoughtful discussion on the topic.

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Operator of ‘sober’ housing arrested on gun, drug charges

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Investigators said they found about a pound of crystal methamphetamine.

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Washington keeps moving toward new college savings plan


Nearly $164 million in refunds have been processed for Washington's prepaid tuition program since the state agency told people in they could ask for their money back.