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Vanishing NW seabirds linked to herring decline

Biologists notice decline of coastal bird species

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Class size initiative makes Washington ballot

Signatures put school initiative on ballot

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Border patrol now hiring

2,000 job positions open up at border

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Firefighter’s license suspended over sexual misconduct

Firefighter loses licence over child rape charges

A DC-10 air tanker pulls up after dropping fire retardant over a wildfire Saturday, July 19, 2014, near Carlton, Wash. A wind-driven, lightning-caused wildfire racing through rural north-central Washington destroyed about 100 homes Thursday and Friday, leaving behind solitary brick chimneys and burned-out automobiles as it blackened hundreds of square miles in the scenic Methow Valley northeast of Seattle.

Cost of Washington wildfires so far: $50 million

Wildfire costs already reaching breaking point

Aerial view of the Stillguamish River and SR 530 after the March 22, 2014 landslide

The Oso landslide on March 22 resulted in the damming of the Stillaguamish River in Snohomish County. Mud covering the area, including SR 530 is a mile wide.

Independent commission to look into Oso mudslide

State appoints commission to review land use in slide prone areas

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Two weeks, two similar bank robberies

Bellingham bank robberies likely connected

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Another Friday Afternoon Bellingham Bank Robbery

A Washington Federal on Lakeway Drive is robbed.

A line of fire snakes along a hillside at dusk Friday, July 18, 2014, in Winthrop, Wash. A fire racing through rural north-central Washington destroyed about 100 homes, leaving behind smoldering rubble, solitary brick chimneys and burned-out automobiles as it blackened hundreds of square miles. Friday's dawn revealed dramatic devastation, with the Okanagan County town of Pateros, home to 650 people, hit especially hard.

Firefighters gain better control of historic wildfire

More than half of Cartlon Complex fire contained

Photo provided by Whatcom County Parks and Recreation

Nature reserve closed temporarily for construction

Stimpson Family Nature Reserve gains bathroom facility

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Fred Meyer to pump up busy gas station

Lakeway Fred Meyer plans to expand gas station

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Regional report says coal train traffic doesn’t make cents

New study: Coal terminals bad for economy

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Lynden councilmember: Fireworks not a priority

Firework rules not on Lynden agenda

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Police catch pistol whipping robbers

Man uses pruning shears against armed robbers

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Bellingham rain storm breaks two records

Downpour sets July records

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Oil train derails in Seattle rail yard; no spill

Bakken crude oil train bound for Anacortes derails

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Bellingham hits new rain record

Nearly three-quarters inch of rain falls in Bellingham

A DC-10 air tanker pulls up after dropping fire retardant over a wildfire Saturday, July 19, 2014, near Carlton, Wash. A wind-driven, lightning-caused wildfire racing through rural north-central Washington destroyed about 100 homes Thursday and Friday, leaving behind solitary brick chimneys and burned-out automobiles as it blackened hundreds of square miles in the scenic Methow Valley northeast of Seattle.

Downpour big help to firefighters

Huge wildfire now half contained

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New safety rules proposed to curb oil train fires

Oil train speed limit would not apply in Whatcom County

Smoke from an Israeli strike rises over Gaza City, Thursday, July 24, 2014. Israeli tanks and warplanes bombarded the Gaza Strip on Thursday, as Hamas militants stuck to their demand for the lifting of an Israeli and Egyptian blockade in the face of U.S. efforts to reach a cease-fire.

Bellingham City Council to consider Gaza resolution

Local group asks city to take stand on violence against Palestinians

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Today in entertainment history: July 29

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A look back at the Hollywood headlines that went down in history.

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Judge OKs record-setting $2B sale of Clippers

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, center, and V. Stiviano, left, watch the Clippers play the Los Angeles Lakers during an NBA preseason basketball game in Los Angeles on Monday, Dec. 19, 2011. NBA spokesman Mike Bass said in a statement Saturday, April 26, 2014, that the league is in the process of authenticating the validity of the recording posted on TMZ's website. Bass called the comments "disturbing and offensive."

A judge has ruled against Clippers owner Donald Sterling and cleared the way for the $2 billion sale of the team to Steve Ballmer.

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Glen Matlock denies new Sex Pistols reunion

John Lydon, right, and Glen Matlock of The Sex Pistols perform at the Roxy in West Hollywood, Calif., on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2007.

Sex Pistols star Glen Matlock dashes fans' hopes of another reunion by insisting he hasn't had any contact with John Lydon in five years.

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Aretha Franklin storms out of fast food joint

FILE - In this May 11, 2013 file photo, Aretha Franklin performs during McDonald's Gospelfest 2013 at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.Franklin won’t say what has caused her latest health problems, but says she’s had a “miraculous” recovery and is looking forward to performing soon.In a phone interview on Tuesday, Aug. 20, Franklin said that she recently had a cat scan and that it showed she was 85 percent improved. The 71-year-old has canceled several concerts and public appearances and blamed it on unspecified treatment.

Aretha Franklin stormed out a Johnny Rockets in Ontario, Canada last week after a nasty encounter with a rude employee.

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Byron Scott to lead Lakers…or will he?

FILE - In this April 17, 2013, file photo, then-Cleveland Cavaliers coach Byron Scott watches an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C. Scott said this weekend that he has been hired by the Los Angeles Lakers, but the club insisted Sunday, July 27, 2014, that no deal has been reached. Scott, who won three NBA titles as a shooting guard for the Lakers, told KCBS-TV he will take over the club, which hasn't had a coach since Mike D'Antoni resigned April 30.

The club continues to insist that no deal has been reached.

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