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Man’s best friend runs as write-in candidate

Auditor says frivolous write-in candidates can make things difficult

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.

State seeks to intervene in lawsuits over pot bans

State AG to defend state's pot interests

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Lynden man creates nonpartisan “Toilet Paper Party”

Satirical political party encourages people to engage Congress


Long border waits accompany B.C. holiday weekend

Long delays expected at border this weekend

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Bellingham bike thefts high for city’s size

Online bike resisters helping police return stolen bikes

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Repeat runner can’t outrun multiple convictions

Man known for deadly police chase, guilty of new crime

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Tree climber found guilty

Guilty verdict for man found up a tree

oil drilling

Three West Coast governors oppose offshore drilling

Governors say no oil drilling here

Governor Inslee joined Orion Industries to celebrate their newest facility’s grand opening

Inslee in Bellingham on climate change tour

Governor makes stop in Bellingham today

driving and texting

Study: No texting while driving laws do lower deaths

No texting campaigner says penalty should be same as drunk driving

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Missing Oregon mom has ties to Bellingham

Search continues for missing Oregon woman


Inslee seeks support for more wildfire money

Governor asks for funds to fight wildfires

A line of fire snakes along a hillside at dusk Friday, July 18, 2014, in Winthrop, Wash. A fire racing through rural north-central Washington destroyed about 100 homes, leaving behind smoldering rubble, solitary brick chimneys and burned-out automobiles as it blackened hundreds of square miles. Friday's dawn revealed dramatic devastation, with the Okanagan County town of Pateros, home to 650 people, hit especially hard.

Officials: No more donations for wildfire victims

More wildfire donations could amount to "second disaster"


Bellingham restaurant caught in crab trap

Local restaurant gets pinched in illegal crab buy

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Scammer using towing company as front

Tow truck money plea a scam

Close-up of sewer grate.

Decision on proposed Lake Whatcom area rate hikes a ways off

Water and sewer rate increases could start in Jaunary

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NRA lobbyist’s talk irks Seattle Jewish Federation

Jewish Federation appalled by gun lobbyist's Holocaust comment

road work ahead

Lake Louise Road and Lake Whatcom Blvd. closed at times today

Traffic: Striping crews briefly close busy Lake Whatcom roads


Senate candidates call foul on misleading ads

Ericksen, Fleetwood race already heated

bellingham schools

Bellingham School Board appoints new member

Mental health professional fills vacated school board seat

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Odor slam leads Rangers over Mariners

Texas Rangers' Rougned Odor, right, hits a grand slam as Seattle Mariners catcher Mike Zunino looks on in the third inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in Seattle.

Rougned Odor hit a third-inning grand slam and the last-place Rangers beat Seattle Wednesday to take two of three from the M's.

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Local/State school test scores released

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School leader says federal testing standards "crazy"

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Carroll calls penalties disappointing

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll, right, laughs as he stands with Marshawn Lynch at a football minicamp practice Tuesday, June 17, 2014, in Renton, Wash.

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll says he's disappointed his team has been docked two practices

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USC’s Shaw admits to lying about injuries, rescue 

Southern California coach Steve Sarkisian watches his players train during NCAA college football practice Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, in Los Angeles.

USC coach Steve Sarkisian says the Trojans are "extremely disappointed in Josh." Shaw is a team captain and a key starter

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Lynden highlights 3 local teams in rankings

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The Washington Preseason Prep Football poll was released today and the Lynden Lions highlight three local team represented.