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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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Friends mourning Lynden teen killed in I-90 crash have special request

Sofia Milstead was traveling to see country superstar Thomas Rhett at the Watershed Festival

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Data shows few Latino voters in Yakima so far

A new elections system designed to increase the voting of Latinos in Yakima politics so far hasn't generated much interest at the ballot box.

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Body found in duffel bag identified as Utah woman

Detectives have identified a badly decomposed body found in a duffel bag outside a garbage bin as a 23-year-old Utah woman.

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Authorities report 2 arrests in Portland’s drilling protest

The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office says it made one arrest during an effort by protesters to block a Royal Dutch Shell icebreaker from leaving Portland for an Arctic drilling operation.

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.

Pot industry’s bank bid rejected by federal regulators

The marijuana industry is hoping a federal judge will force regulators to let pot businesses access the banking system by setting up its own credit union.

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Man gets life in prison for slaying Seattle police officer

The man convicted of killing a Seattle police officer in 2009 has been formally sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

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Suit seeks to block anti-tax measure from Washington ballot

Opponents of Tim Eyman's latest anti-tax initiative are suing to keep the measure off of the November ballot.

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Guilty plea in crash through Sammamish home that killed 2

A Sammamish woman who plowed her SUV through her lakefront home, killing two family members, has pleaded guilty.

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Ex-tribal police chief pleads guilty to stealing from tribe

The former police chief of the Swinomish Police Department has pleaded guilty to stealing nearly $34,000 from the tribe in northwest Washington.

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Arctic-bound ship leaves Portland after oil drilling protest

A Royal Dutch Shell icebreaker that was the target of environmental protesters is leaving Portland, Oregon, bound for an Arctic drilling operation.

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USGS awards $4M to boost earthquake early warning systems

The U.S. Geological Survey has awarded $4 million to four universities in the Pacific Northwest and California to boost the development of earthquake early warning systems.

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Ferndale teen killed in crash on Laurel Rd. in Whatcom County

The State Patrol says Michael Waltari’s pickup drove off the road, hit a power pole and landed on its top Thursday afternoon.

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Haggen struggles in Seattle market

The cuts are connected to layoffs in the southwest after the Bellingham grocer acquired 146 Albertsons and Safeway stores earlier this year.

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New Costco approved with storm water mitigation facility

Permits were approved for a new Costco on West Bakerview road.

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DRIVE Act draws support from both parties

The DRIVE Act drew support from both parties including Senator Patty Murray and will help improve our ferries, support new public transit, and make moving freight safer.

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Kershaw extends scoreless streak to 37 innings

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw sits in the dugout before a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in Los Angeles.

Kershaw (9-6) struck out seven, walked none and retired his last 15 batters while working on eight days' rest.

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NBA’s current, former stars put on show in Africa exhibition

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The game got serious in the second half: Chris Paul's Team World rallied to beat Luol Deng's Team Africa 101-97.

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NFL: Early training camp injuries

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Training camp across the NFL began earlier in the week and a number of players suffered injuries.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY: 26 freebies to help you celebrate

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On your birthday you can have your (free) cake and eat it too!

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WATCH: Chris Farley in ‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’

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This mashup is both hilarious and impressive.

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