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3 weeks ago

Lawmakers propose a raise for Washington state patrol

The patrol previously said they struggle to recruit troopers and that many new hires leave for other law enforcement agencies that pay better.


3 weeks ago

Man asked to be shot to be initiated into club

The man had an employee shoot him so he could be initiated into an Internet-based "club" where members were required to be shot.


3 weeks ago

Photos: NWC Coaches vs. Cancer

Check out pictures from Coaches vs Cancer.


3 weeks ago

Defense Department says some bases won’t accept Wash. IDs

Washington state already offers, but does not mandate, enhanced driver's licenses and IDs that require proof of U.S. citizenship.


3 weeks ago

Lawmakers consider a new gun-control measures

Democratic Representative Ruth Kagi says it could help avoid tragedies like the Marysville High School shooting in 2014.


3 weeks ago

Threats of avalanche temporarily close passes

The Northwest Avalanche Center warns of high avalanche danger along the west slopes and the cascade passes and advises against back country travel.

Job Briefcase

3 weeks ago

State’s unemployment rate remains the same

The unemployment rate counts the percentage of people who are unemployed and actively looking for work.


3 weeks ago

Whatcom County’s poor struggle to save and cover basic needs

Three-quarters of the poor people surveyed in Whatcom County say they don’t make enough money to save anything.

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3 weeks ago

The Haggen name may live on…

KGMI News The deadline for bidders for the bankrupt Haggen’s remaining stores – including its 5 anchor stores in Whatcom…


3 weeks ago

Meridian Middle School issues whooping cough warning

Meridian Middle School is warning parents about a case of whooping cough.

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3 weeks ago

Federal audit finds problems with Washington health exchange

The auditors said their findings don't necessarily mean people were improperly enrolled or denied.


3 weeks ago

Washington State Carbon Tax Initiative Certified

The proposal would add a $25 per ton fee on fossil fuels.

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3 weeks ago

$1 million bail set for man accused in stabbing, house fire

29-year-old Zachary Konicke remains jailed for investigation of murder, assault and arson in connection to the Jan. 14 incident.


3 weeks ago

Twisp River wildfire survivor says he’s improving each day

The 25-year-old is recovering from third-degree burns that covered nearly 70 percent of his body.

Vote Election

3 weeks ago

McMorris Rodgers has 4 challengers for House seat

The 46-year-old McMorris Rodgers has held the seat since 2005 and is a member of House leadership.

2nd amendment

3 weeks ago

Washington lawmakers take on gun-control bills

Among the bills to be considered is one requiring the safe storage of firearms to avoid tragedies like the Marysville high school shooting in 2014.

UW Husky Hoops

3 weeks ago

Disabled UW alum files lawsuit over arena accessibility

The lawsuit says all wheelchair accessible seats are in the arena's expensive sections, forcing disabled fans to pay a higher price.

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3 weeks ago

Mudslide halts passenger service between Seattle, Everett

The slide hit the BNSF mainline about 9 miles north of downtown Seattle at about 9:20 a.m. today.


3 weeks ago

State budget director: No education funding deal this year

No one ever expected the Legislature to finish the work set out by the Supreme Court in the 2012 until the 2017 session.


3 weeks ago

Public Lands Commissioner seeks extra $24M to battle wildfires

Goldmark said that the money would be used for additional equipment and training.

Recent Headlines

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Police search for driver following hit and run on Pole Road

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A couple from Everson was injured and a person is being sought in a hit and run crash on Pole Road last evening.

2 hours ago in Local

Weak loonie isn’t keeping Canadians from shopping in the states

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The falling Loonie means more Americans shopping in Canada and fewer Canadians shopping in America. But our neighbors to the north still spend much more in the US than we do in Canada.

2 hours ago in Local

Beware of over-the-phone tax scam

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Several people in Whatcom County are reporting a tax scam.

2 hours ago in Local

Seattle FBI arrests man suspected of supporting ISIS

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The FBI in Seattle arrested a Montesano man suspected of being an ISIS sympathizer.

2 hours ago in Local

Whatcom Humane Society opposes ‘Donkey Basketball’ fundraiser

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The Whatcom Humane Society is condemning a popular Ferndale Schools fundraiser. The annual Donkey Basketball game is scheduled for Saturday.