Washington state asks China to consider loaning pandas

Washington state lawmakers are asking Chinese President Xi Jinping to consider loaning some pandas to the Pacific Northwest.

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Truant label more likely to go to poor, minority students

A new state education report says poor and minority students are more likely to be labeled as truants in Washington.

Washington state Auditor Troy Kelley speaks at a news conference, Thursday, April 16, 2015, in Tacoma, Wash. Earlier in the day, Kelley entered a not guilty plea to a federal grand jury indictment on charges of filing false tax returns, attempted obstruction of a civil lawsuit and possession of stolen property.

Republican senator says he’ll run for Washington auditor

A state senator says he's running to replace indicted state Auditor Troy Kelley.

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Inslee orders another rewrite of clean-water rules

Facing pressure from federal regulators, Gov. Jay Inslee is taking another stab at updating clean-water rules partly tied to how much fish people eat.

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Prosecutors: Russian lawmaker and jailed son plot escape

Federal prosecutors say a member of the Russian parliament has been plotting with his son, held in a federal prison, to tamper with a witness, manipulate his case and possibly plan an escape.


Study: Highway runoff kills salmon but filters can help

New research says highway runoff is killing adult coho salmon in Puget Sound but simple filtering methods can help fish survive.

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Delta flight turns back after striking bird

Officials with the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport say a Delta Air Lines flight headed from Seattle to Hong Kong has turned back and landed safely after striking a bird.

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22 cases of West Nile virus in Washington, 1 death

State health officials say there were 22 cases of West Nile virus in humans this season and one death. That's about double the total number of cases last year.

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6 workers injured in explosion at dam in Washington state

Officials with the Grant Public Utility District say six employees have been injured in an explosion at Priest Rapids Dam on the Columbia River.


Woman blames Costco for home’s crumbling foundation

Nikki Penny told KING-5 news she blames the construction of Bellingham's Costco. Her problems began, she says, after they started clearing land to build.

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Murray urges congress to take action on gun control

What will it take for congress to adopt simple, common-sense gun reforms? That was the question posed by Washington Senator…


US judge declines to undo government order on green cards

Judge in Seattle says he won't issue an emergency order allowing tens of thousands of highly skilled immigrants to immediately apply to become permanent residents.

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Haggen puts additional Northwest stores on for-sale list

Haggen has added six more stores in the Northwest to its list of those it would like to sell.


A small woodworking shop in Bellingham is gutted in a fire

The backyard shop in the Sunnyland Neighborhood burned late Tuesday.


A crash closes the southbound lanes of I-5 in Bellingham for three hours

A water tanker hauling a forklift wrecked at about 1:30 Wednesday afternoon.

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Note threatening Ferndale High School a hoax, police say

A threatening note found in a bathroom at Ferndale High School Wednesday morning was a hoax, according to Ferndale Police


Sen. Karen Fraser announces run for lieutenant governor

Washington state Sen. Karen Fraser says she's running for lieutenant governor.


ACLU lawsuit: County jails people who can’t pay court fines

The lawsuit is part of a long national campaign by the ACLU to combat the effect of court fines on poor defendants.


Judge dismisses lawsuit in death of Susan Powell boys

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Washington state brought by the grandparents of Charlie and Braden Powell.

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Kool & the Gang have star power


The band was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame while celebrating their 50th anniversary Thursday in L.A.

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