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Dozens speak at public hearing for new county jail

Bond for the jail could go before voters later this year

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Rare cougar attack in Whatcom County

Dairy cow found dead with large gash in its neck

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Washington couple killed by falling concrete slab

Fell from Highway 410 overpass onto their truck

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Mount Baker Ski Area set to open Thursday

Operate through Sunday, likely close for season after that

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Home care workers demonstrate in Bellingham

Starts 10:30 am Wednesday at Best Western Lakeway Inn

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Boss behind $70,000 minimum wage in Bellingham Wednesday

Now all Gravity Payments employees in Seattle make at least $70,000 a year

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Lawmaker wants to use aircraft carriers for toll bridge

Rep. Jesse Young would like to link Bremerton and Port Orchard using two retired carriers now moored at the naval shipyard.

A sidewalk outside the Legislative building is bustling with people on the first day of the 2014 session of the Washington state Legislature, Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash.

House Democrats release transportation revenue plan

House Democrats have released their take on a transportation revenue package, a version that looks very similar to the Senate's

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New Squalicum High principal named

The next principal of Squalicum High School is the current principal at Meridian High School.

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Kansas child rape fugitive arrested in Bellingham

A Kansas man described as a dangerous child predator is arrested in Bellingham

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Your chance to sound off on Whatcom jail plan

Before you’re asked to raise your taxes to pay for a new Whatcom County jail, you have an opportunity to comment on the proposal.

Mosquito Lake Rd. Standoff

Prosecutor: Shooting by deputies justified

Whatcom County Sheriff’s deputies were justified in shooting and killing a Mosquito Lake Road man in November

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Fire near Barkley Cinemas sends two to hospital

Smoke could be seen pouring out of the Undine Street duplex as crews battled the flames.

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.

The State Legislature moves to overhaul both pot industries

Bills on both recreational and medical marijuana

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Thousands of classrooms needed to meet state requirements

Would cost billions to add them all

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Clean up complete for fuel tanker spill on Orcas Island

Dept of Ecology took contaminated soil samples, but area otherwise cleaned up

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More calls to state poison center for marijuana exposure

Center says increase in calls may just be more people feeling safer about getting help

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Boeing worker wages differ by state

Washington workers making more per hour than South Carolina workers

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Cantwell talks oil train safety in Mt. Vernon

Cantwell met with first responders yesterday to hear their concerns.

Photo courtesy of Knittedknockers.org

Locally Knitted Knockers looking to expand and need your help

Knitted Knockers have been flying off the shelves since the group started knitting years ago. And now they need your help.

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