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Power to Birchwood neighborhood restored

2,530 customers are currently impacted by the outage in the Birchwood neighborhood of Bellingham

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Blaine man injured in wreck

Man was driving impaired and with a flat tire

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Fire in Mount Vernon, Wash., building damages 3 businesses

Authorities say a stubborn fire has caused significant damage to three businesses that share a downtown Mount Vernon, Washington, building.

Tayler Drayton, 16, finishes painting words of support on a bus stop for those affected by a deadly mudslide nearly two weeks earlier nearby, Thursday, April 3, 2014, in Oso, Wash. More than a dozen people are listed as missing and 30 bodies have been found in debris from the March 22 landslide that broke off a steep hill, roared across the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River and buried a community at Oso, about 55 miles north of Seattle.

Oso store near mud slide in danger of closing

The owner of the Oso General Store is struggling to keep her business afloat just three months after opening.

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.

Senate policy may reduce partisan squabbling on social media

A new Senate policy is attempting to reduce lawmakers' partisan squabbling on social media sites such as Twitter.

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WSU researcher says drought could get worse

Drought conditions in Washington that prompted Gov. Jay Inslee last week to declare an emergency are likely to grow worse.

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Hundreds protest police shooting in Olympia, Wash.

Hundreds of people gathered Thursday night in Olympia to protest a police shooting.

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More Americans expected to travel Memorial Day weekend

More people are expected to hit the road this weekend.

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It’s Ski to Sea weekend!

The Blossomtime Parade is tomorrow and the race is Sunday.

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Bellingham man to spend 8 years in prison for dealing drugs in Alaska

He began dealing heroin in Fairbanks from his Bellingham home in 2008.

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Semi pulling excavator hits Birch-Bay Lynden Road I-5 overpass

It's unknown how damaged the overpass is

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Whatcom County nurse’s license suspended for stealing patient drugs

She swapped out narcotics for Tylenol while working at Lynden Manor last year

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Whatcom County judge automatically wins 2015 election

State constitution, code help Raquel Montoya-Lewis keep her appointed seat

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Local murder trial gets underway

Jurors will have to decide who attacked whom.

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State: 4 legal pot shops sold to minors in sting operations

The board is referring the store employees who sold the marijuana to prosecutors for potential criminal prosecution

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New law forces Skagit County man to abandon exotic animals

A Skagit County man may be forced to euthanize the two dozen of exotic animals he keeps if he can't find new homes for them

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Museum’s stolen bonsai tree recovered, but severely pruned

The bonsai tree, measuring about 16 inches tall, was recovered Wednesday morning 2 miles from the museum

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Scientists reveal Washington state’s first dinosaur

The announcement marks a unique find for the state and a rare moment for North America's Pacific coast

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Washington unemployment rate dropped to 5.5 percent in April

The latest report Wednesday from the state's Employment Security Department shows the jobless rate dropped from March's 5.9 percent

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Country Star Terri Clark to perform at Northwest Washington Fair

Canadian Country Star Terri Clark is now scheduled to perform August 21st at the Northwest Washington Fair in Lynden.

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This week’s top sports shots

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A look at some of this week's biggest plays and best moments in sports.

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Cavs’ Irving held out of Game 2 with sore left knee

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Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving celebrates after making a 3-point basket against the Golden State Warriors during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, March 14, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. Cleveland won 103-94.

Irving had been listed as questionable after scoring only 10 points and sitting out the final 8 minutes of the Cavaliers' victory in Game 1.

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PLAYLIST: 19 of the best Summer songs

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Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer. Start your season off right with this playlist spanning the '60s to now.

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Brewers’ Smith suspended 8 games for rosin, sunscreen on arm

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Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Will Smith (13) is ejected during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves for allegedly using pine tar, Thursday, May 21, 2015, in Atlanta.

Milwaukee Brewers reliever Will Smith has been suspended for eight games for having a foreign substance on his pitching arm during a game at Atlanta.

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Netflix: What’s coming and going in June

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Take this long weekend to binge on shows and movies that are leaving Netflix and get a sneak peak at what's coming next month.

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