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Whatcom County households struggle to cover basic needs

A new United Way Report says close to 20-percent of local households are below the poverty line and almost a quarter of households aren’t in poverty, but struggle to buy necessities.


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Another baby orca appears in state waters

Officials say it's the ninth born since 2014 to the endangered population of killer whales that spend time in our state’s inland waters.


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The holiday season wraps up with 22 local DUI arrests

The holiday drunk driving emphasis patrols in Whatcom and Skagit Counties resulted in nearly two-dozen DUI arrests.

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Inventure Foods expands, leases space at Bellingham Cold Storage

The company also has processing plants in Oregon and Georgia.

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A state lawmaker is apologizing after asking a group of teenagers about their virginity

The Seattle Times reports the teens are part of the Pullman area teen chapter of Planned Parenthood.

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Mother killed in front of daughter identified, man charged

The office says 46-year-old Teresa Ryan of Puyallup died in Monday's shooting.


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Bill would prohibit state agency from setting carbon cap

The measure, sponsored by Republican Sen. Doug Ericksen, undercuts the governor's ability to take executive action on issue.

Photo Courtesy of City of Ferndale, WA

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Alcoa will delay idling its aluminum smelter in Ferndale

The plant was initially scheduled to be idled by March.

Sen. Jamie Pedersen, D-Seattle, right, listens as Sen. Mike Padden, R-Spokane Valley, left, speaks during a Senate Law and Justice Committee hearing, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. The panel approved a subpoena resolution that seeks documents related to the erroneous early release of thousands of prisoners in Washington state. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

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Subpoena seeking documents related to prisoners early release approved

The panel voted yes, to issue a subpoena for documents related to the software coding error, that led to the early release of up to 3,200 prisoners.

Tim Eyman, standing center, looks on from the gallery as attorneys opposing him, Paul Lawrence, left, Kymberly Evanson and Sarah Washburn before the start of a hearing on the legality of Eyman's latest anti-tax measure in King County Superior Court Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, in Seattle. Judge William Downing said that he intends to rule Thursday on the legality of Initiative 1366, approved by voters in November, which would cut the state sales tax by a penny unless the Legislature puts a tax-limiting constitutional amendment on the fall ballot. Opponents sued, saying the initiative violates the rule that initiatives be limited to a single subject. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

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Judge will rule Thursday on Eyman tax measure

Attorney Paul Lawrence says that the sales tax reduction would cut $1.4 billion from the state's budget.

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Everett to consider settlement in bikini barista video case

As part of the settlement, West offered not to publish any of the videos unless they contain images of public officials engaged in misconduct.

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German firm acquires Seattle-based Clipper

The German company plans to expand services in Canada with a route between downtown Vancouver to downtown Victoria.


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Coast Guard rescues kayaker off Washington coast

The man was operating a kite-powered kayak when his kayak took a nose dive into a wave and he became tangled in the lines.

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Bellevue police detective will take fresh look at cold cases

A veteran detective has started reviewing seven unsolved homicides and 10 long-term missing person cases in Bellevue.


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Nooksack home destroyed in fire caused by candle making

When firefighters got to Madison Street Farmhouse at about seven o’clock in the morning it was already a raging blaze.


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Ferndale native Doug Pederson, named head coach of Philadelphia Eagles

Pederson was a three sport athlete at Ferndale High School and later quarterbacked - mostly as a backup - for the Eagles, Dolphins, Packers, and Browns of the NFL.

2015 file photo on Birch Bay Drive at Harborview (KGMI/Peter Wagner)

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Prepare for delays on Birch Bay-Lynden road overpass

Work on the damaged Birch Bay-Lynden road overpass gets started Tuesday, and you should be prepared for delays.

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One dead and one injured in apartment fire in south Tacoma

Tacoma fire officials say a woman has died and a 5-year-old boy was injured after a fire broke out at an apartment in South Tacoma.


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Proposal for state education funding gets a hearing

The state supreme court ruled four years ago that the way Washington state pays for education is unconstitutional.


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USS John C. Stennis leaves on 7-month deployment

The Kitsap Sun reports that the mission is to keep the peace in the region, possibly by showing force to North Korea or supporting friends over disputed islands in the South China Sea.

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Party like it’s 1999: Denver to celebrate another Super Bowl

Denver Broncos’ head coach Gary Kubiak, right, reacts after getting soaked with a sports drink by Von Miller (58) after their win against the Carolina Panthers in the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif. The Broncos won 24-10. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

The Denver Broncos will board fire trucks and roll slowly through the crowd-lined streets of the Mile High City to celebrate winning the Super Bowl.

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Peter Cetera turns down Chicago Hall of Fame induction


Cetera quit the band in 1985 but fans were hoping for a reunion this spring.

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