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Seattle, Tacoma and Everett enact voluntary water reductions

Seattle, Tacoma and Everett have moved to the second stage of their water shortage plans by enacting voluntary water reductions.

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Effort to move presidential primary to March fails

Washington state's presidential primary date is still scheduled to be held in late May after Democrats refused to support moving the statewide contest.

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Federal agency sues Amtrak, claims disability discrimination

Federal agency sues Amtrak, claims disability discrimination SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a federal…

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Thousands mourn state trooper who died on duty

Thousands of people joined representatives from dozens of law enforcement agencies at a memorial for a Washington State Trooper who died while on duty

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If voters choose to build new jail, Bellingham may not be able to use it

County Executive Jack Louws asked the Bellingham City Council one last time on Monday to support the jail funding proposal.


State fines BNSF railway for water contamination

The state has fined BNSF Railway for railroad ties and other materials in Whatcom and Skagit county water bodies. Larry…


Police meet opposition over crime prediction software

As Bellingham police take steps to introduce crime prediction software as a new tool to cut down on crime rates in the city, some members of the community are expressing concern.


Bellingham Dentist killed on Birthday

Eric Moldver died in the North Cascades.


Man saves grandson but needs rescue after kayak flips

A 74-year-old man who was kayaking with his 6-year-old grandson was able to save the boy when they fell into the cold waters of Dungeness Bay but had to get rescued himself.


Seattle City Council votes to adopt ‘gun violence tax’

Seattle's City Council has approved a new tax on the sale of firearms and ammunition — a measure designed to help offset the financial toll of gun violence.

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Feds: Latest photos show orca may have shaken fishing lure

Federal officials say a killer whale they've been monitoring near the San Juan Islands may have gotten rid of the salmon lure that was hanging from its mouth.

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Shell seeks modified permit for Arctic offshore drilling

Royal Dutch Shell PLC has applied to amend its federal permit to allow drilling into oil-bearing rock in the Arctic Ocean off Alaska's northwest coast.

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Convicted Whatcom County killer sentenced to 18-years in prison 

William Smith stabbed Jeremy McClellan to death in March off of Pacific Highway.


Bellingham woman accused of killing husband, son held on $1,000,000 bail

This was her first court appearance since the mid-July killings because she was in the hospital recovering from a gunshot wound.

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Higher-than-anticipated participation in Bellingham rental registration

It has been ten days since the city’s August first deadline for the new rental registration and inspection program.

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Portion of Loomis Trail Road closed

If the route for your morning commute includes Loomis Trail Road near Portal Way just south of Blaine, prepare for a two-week detour.

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State trooper helps deliver baby on I-5

Woman goes into labor on way to hospital

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13 Year Old Falls at Concert in Seattle

A 13 year old boy is in serious condition at Harborview Medical Center after he fell from an upper level area at Century-link Field during Saturday's Taylor Swift concert.


Injured hiker rescued near Mt. Baker

20-year-old hurt in fall on Heliotrope Ridge

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Activists push Democrat presidential candidate out of Seattle speech

Bernie Sanders pushed aside by Black Lives Matter protesters

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Marysville-Pilchuck shooter planned ahead, records show

Plastic cups sit at memorial Monday, Oct. 27, 2014 at Marysville Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Wash. The cups cover candles and bear the names of Zoe R. Galasso, right, and Gia Soriano, left, both 14, who were killed when Jaylen R. Fryberg, 15, named on the center candle, opened fire Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in the school cafeteria before taking his own life. The school will be closed all week.

New information in the Marysville-Pilchuck shooting last October. Authorities say its clear Jaylen Fryberg planned his attack at the high school. Snohomish County investigators…

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Night Market lighting up Bellingham on September 4

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It’s going to be a busy night for downtown Bellingham Friday, September 4, as artists, vendors and musicians will fill the 1300…

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U.S. Open: Murray rallies, Wawrinka voids upset, Halep advances


Andy Murray rallied from down two sets to win his second-round match at the U.S. Open. The third-seeded Murray beat…

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Pats owner Kraft says Tom Brady is of the “highest integrity”


Kraft says Brady is of the "highest integrity" and represents everything that is great about football and the NFL.

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WWU soccer squads open regular season today

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The Viking men face Cal State L.A. at 4 p.m., while the women face Cal Baptist at 7 p.m. at Robert S. Harrington Field tonight.