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Following Nepal quake, climbers say Everest season is over

MARTHA BELLISLE, Associated Press   SEATTLE (AP) — Guiding companies say all climbers on the Nepal side of Mount Everest…

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Dog that defied death leaves veterinary hospital

A stray dog that was beaten with a hammer and left for dead has left Washington State University's Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

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.

Auditor Troy Kelley says unpaid leave will start Monday

Embattled state Auditor Troy Kelley says he will start his leave of absence next week.

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Man who left bank with found money sentenced to jail

A man who found $2,000 in an unmarked envelope in a bank in Bellingham walked out with the money and spent it.


Legislative session’s winners and losers

Upcoming special session required after regular session concludes

Florists make wedding bouquets at the Little Chapel of the Flowers in Las Vegas, Friday, July 6, 2007. The chapel is planning for 113 weddings on July 7, 2007, said marketing director Whitney Lloyd. It's the largest number the business has handled in its 50-year history.

Florist to appeal case before state Supreme Court

Richland flower shop owner appeals lawsuit lost earlier this year

In this July 20, 2014 photo, shooters practice with pistols at the gun range at Dragonman's, a gun dealer east of Colorado Springs, Colo. When Colorado lawmakers expanded background checks on firearms last year, they were expecting a huge increase. But the actual number the first 12 months of the law is far lower than projected, according to an analysis of state data by The Associated Press.

New gun bill signed into law

"Sheena Henderson Act" allows family members to ask police about confiscated gun returns

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Jury awards $3.5 million to woman who died from mesothelioma

Barbara Brandes exposed to asbestos from insulation at her husband's refinery job

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New state law bans “ticket bots”

Automated software buys event tickets before humans can

Sens. Ann Rivers, seated, Steve Litzow, middle, and Mark Schoesler watch a bill amendment vote count on her computer in Olympia, Wash. on on Friday, Feb. 13, 2015. Rivers sponsored a bill passed by the Senate on Friday that seeks to reconcile Washington state's medical marijuana industry with its heavily taxed recreational sector.

Possible challenge to medical marijuana overhaul

Supporters of Referendum 76 will need to collect enough signatures to get it on ballot

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Whatcom County students sick with E. Coli after Milk Makers Fest

Greg Stern with the Whatcom County Health Department says the cluster of cases tells them it’s associated to the festival, although a specific source isn’t known.


Teacher says he ran toward gunfire like anyone else would

A popular teacher who tackled a shooter inside a school says he did what any other teacher in the U.S. would do: He ran toward the gunfire instead of away from it.


Budget writers meet ahead of start of special session

Budget negotiators returned to the Capitol for a meeting with Gov. Jay Inslee ahead of a midweek start of a special session that could last up to 30 days.

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State of Washington wants more time to answer contempt order

Supreme Court wants answers over school funding


Another local missing in Nepal, but 4 WWU students OK

A former Whatcom County restaurant owner is missing in Nepal. Four Western Washington University students in Nepal are safe.

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‘Glamping’ comes to Orcas Island

Overnight visitors to the Orcas Island park can simply pack a bag and leave the sleeping bags, tents and other gear behind.

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Teacher called hero for stopping student with gun

Teacher tackles student after shots fired in school

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Whatcom family loses home in fire

Family safely escapes mobile home fire

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No one hurt in school shooting in Lacey

Everyone safe following shooting at Lacey school

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

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The Globetrotters will dedicate their 90th anniversary tour in 2016 to Haynes and will wear a uniform patch in tribute.

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