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Washington state Auditor Troy Kelley speaks at a news conference, Thursday, April 16, 2015, in Tacoma, Wash. Earlier in the day, Kelley entered a not guilty plea to a federal grand jury indictment on charges of filing false tax returns, attempted obstruction of a civil lawsuit and possession of stolen property.

State employee with ties to investigation of auditor fired

A state worker who was at the midst of a federal investigation into Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley is no longer employed by the agency.

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NASA contacts Northwest Indian College

College is now part of effort to give under-represented students chance at science, engineering programs

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Lynden E. coli cases now at 41

Several families now considering legal action

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Middle schoolers see legal system in action at Bellingham court

Students will visit Bellingham Municipal Court four days this month

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Seafood festival set to become city’s newest signature event

The first Bellingham Waterfront & Seafood Festival set for Fall 2016

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Realtor: ‘Desperate shortage’ of rentals in Bellingham

Mike Kent says we won't see much relief for another 1-2 years

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Stolen Stanwood school bus smacks cop car in Blaine, driver jumps in water

Female driver in water for about 20 minutes before rescuers fished her out

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One dead in car wreck at border

Law enforcement is saying some sort of medical problem may be to blame for the crash.

In this photo taken Tuesday, March 24, 2015, an Alaska Airlines jet moves past others already parked at a terminal at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in SeaTac, Wash.

Councilwoman, 2 activists tried for disorderly conduct

A Seattle city councilwoman and two other activists are on trial in the city of SeaTac on Thursday for disorderly conduct charges .

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Wolf killed by vehicle in western Washington

A wolf that was struck and killed by a vehicle in western Washington this week may provide the first verification that the controversial animals have crossed the Cascade Range.

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Former Pasco cop is suspect in cold case homicide

Police in Spokane say a former Pasco police officer is a suspect in a 1986 homicide in Spokane.

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Tax lawyer for indicted Washington auditor withdraws

A tax lawyer retained by indicted Washington state Auditor Troy Kelley has withdrawn from the case.

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Feds: Comcast to pay $190,000 to settle discrimination case

The federal government says Comcast Corp. has agreed to pay nearly $190,000 and to hire more minorities.

The devastating mudslide that killed 43 people last March in the community of Oso, Wash., is shown Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. The road through the slide area re-opened Monday night to two-way, 50 mph traffic and was realigned and raised as much as 20 feet in places. Crews also installed six new culverts.

Darrington mayor getting award for actions after Oso slide

Darrington Mayor Dan Rankin is headed to the White House to receive a leadership award.

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Washington Supreme Court: State has a right to jury trial

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington Supreme Court says the state has a right to demand a trial by jury…

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Washington lawmaker facing ethics violations resigns

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — State Rep. Susan Fagan sent has sent Gov. Jay Inlsee her letter of resignation following allegations…

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Supreme Court to Legislature: Keep working on education

The Washington Supreme Court told the state Legislature on Thursday it should keep working on its education plan.

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New breakfast restaurant in Sunnyland

A restaurant called “Over Easy” is now serving breakfast in the Sunnyland neighborhood.

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Big shoe store open in Bellis Fair

The new Designer Show Warehouse in Bellis Fair Mall is now open.

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Some concerned about Bellingham Public Schools allowing kids with head lice to stay in school

Change made a year ago based on recommendations from American Academy of Pediatrics and School Nurses Association

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