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Despite misconduct, prosecutors rarely face discipline

MARTHA BELLISLE, Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — Prosecutors in Washington and elsewhere whose conduct causes cases to be thrown out…

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Army to test rockets at Joint Base Lewis-McChord

The Army is looking to conduct a test to determine whether soldiers can fire rockets at a Joint Base Lewis-McChord training area.

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Central Washington wildfire grows to 25 square miles

A lightning-caused fire in Central Washington has burned 25 square miles near Lake Chelan, and officials are concerned more thunderstorms could be on the way.

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Wash. governor praises Obama’s plan to cut emissions

Governor Jay Inslee has praised President Barack Obama's plan to limit greenhouses gas emissions from U.S. power plants.

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Whatcom retailers see sales growth in first quarter

Overall retail sales were up nearly 5-and-a-half percent compared to the first three months of last year.

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It’s primary Election Day in Whatcom County

You have until 8 o’clock Tuesday night to turn in ballots at one of nine drop boxes throughout Whatcom County.

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Whatcom Criminals charged fees that fund system designed to put them away

The National Association for Public Defense says a small infraction can become “a life-changing struggle to satisfy ever-mounting debt.

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More students to receive state-funded full-day kindergarten

The new schools increase the total number of schools providing state-funded full day kindergarten to 847 in 261 districts.

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Whatcom County cat owner found Chester Cheeto with a bullet in his spine

Iesha Bliss' tabby cat and "momma's boy" Chester Cheeto was found with pieces of a bullet in his spine. During surgery, vet's found the damage was irreparable and the cat was put to sleep.

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Ivar’s Salmon House takes big step

The owner menu prices so he could pay his employees 15-dollars an hour....two years before the city's wage law begins a several-year phase in. To offset the higher prices food and drinks, they're telling customers NOT to leave a tip.

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Mt. Vernon man faces child pornography charges

Richard Latimer is accused of possessing and distributing child pornography.

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Newly crowned Miss Tri Cities loses her title

Miss Tri Cities Maeloni Ogle was stripped of her new title Miss Tri Cities 2015 when the pageant Director Dot Stewart learned of her recent misdemeanor.

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Seattle CEO who pays employees $70k each having troubles

Seattle CEO Dan Price has received praise cutting his own salary so his employees would get a raise. But the big move is costing him business at Gravity Payments.

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Fatal motorcycle crash causes small fire

A motorcyclist dies trying to pass a Honda on State Route-9.

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Gas tax increases

The first of two gas tax hikes to pay for a 16-billion dollar transportation plan.

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Bobby Wagner, highest paid middle linebacker in NFL

Bobby Wagner signs a big contract with Seattle Seahawks.

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WATCH: Country star Thomas Rhett honors Lynden teen who died in car crash

After Lynden High graduate, Sofia Milstead died on her way to a country music concert, she was honored on stage by country music star Thomas Rhett.

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State gas tax increases by 7 cents

Tax hike took effect Saturday

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Ferndale teen killed in crash was wearing seatbelt

Initial report said 19-year-old was unbuckled

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Viewer tip leads police to Bellingham robbery suspect

Suspect lived on Chuckanut Drive at time of robberies

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