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Lawmakers claim $180,000 in daily payments for special session

Total bill could double by the end of the second special session

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Proposal to raise minimum wage qualifies for Tacoma ballot

City Council created task force to develop alternative measure that could also appear on ballot

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Feds seek maximum of 10 years in Bellevue hash-oil blast

Former Bellevue mayor died from injuries she suffered in the blast

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Bellingham high risk sex offender gets 10 years for having sex with teenage girl

Judge Montoya-Lewis gave him high sentence because of past sexual misconduct

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Workers jump into action to fight fire at Ferndale recycling company

Used their own water truck to fight fire before Whatcom Fire District 7 arrived

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Seahawks’ Sherman inspires Lummi Nation seniors at graduation ceremony

Cornerback Richard Sherman is special guest at Lummi High School graduation

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No one hurt, but house destroyed in Custer-area fire

The single story home is basically burned to the frame.

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Bellingham Orca takes a dive

It was supposed to scare off the sea lions, but...

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Ferndale Police arrest home invasion suspects

Both men have criminal records

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Bells win series with BlueJackets with second straight win 3-2

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Brice Longanecker recorded the win in relief.

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Report: Blazers assistant coach fired after Aldridge remarks

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Portland's president of basketball operations Neil Olshey confirmed the news to The Oregonian.

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A’s end home skid against King Felix, beat Mariners

Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin talks with umpires Adam Hamari, left, and Bill Miller, right, after the Texas Rangers' Carlos Corporan was given a base after being hit by a pitch from A's starter Kendall Graveman in the second inning of their baseball game Thursday, April 9, 2015, in Oakland, Calif. Texas won the game 10-1.

The A's only scored twice off Hernandez but peppered him for 10 hits — the most he has allowed this season.

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Women’s World Cup: England beats Germany to finish 3rd

The England women's national team celebrating after beating Germany 1-0 in the 2015 Women's World Cup to earn 3rd place

England's victory over the top-ranked Germans came after a gut-wrenching 2-1 semifinal loss to Japan that was decided on an own goal on Wednesday.

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Wimbledon: Defending champ Kvitova upset, Federer advances

Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic makes a return to Kurumi Nara of Japan during their singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Thursday July 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Madison Keys and Caroline Wozniacki also posted victories on the women's side.