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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.

Sheriff won’t support gun background check initiative

Elfo says gun initiative won't stop criminals

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Doorbell ringing burglar strikes again

Woman scares off burglar in Fairhaven

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New clothing store opens in Bellingham

Burlington store grand opening today

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Media needs permit to film in wilderness

New rules would restrict photography in federally protected lands

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Walking bridge destroyed by fire reopens

Popular downtown pedestrian shortcut back open

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Shelfish harvesting closed for most of county

Toxin found in local shellfish

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Billionaire staying out of local Senate race, for now

Political action group doesn't rule out Whatcom County

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Plea deal sends suspected child molester to prison

Man maintains he didn't molest 8-year-old

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WSP seeks guidelines for smoking pot in cars

Traffic Safety Commission says open container law should apply to pot

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Burglar may be on knocking on doors

Police looking for suspect driving green Ford Explorer

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Gas stolen being from company vehicles

Fuel thief targeting moving vans, again

Oso 530 open

Traffic resumes on highway hit by deadly landslide

Hwy 530 moving smoothly six months later

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.

FEMA rejects Wash. appeal for wildfire victim aid

No federal housing aid for wildfire victims

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Book claims famous explorer came to Bellingham

Everson author provides proof of famous explorer's visit

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City could foot millions for Parkade renovations

Big parking decisions for city council

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Medical staff rally in front of Hopsital

Workers ask more from PeaceHealth

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Coast guard rescues distressed diver

Bellingham crew assists in water rescue

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Tickets issued in Mount Baker Highway crash

Two taken to hospital in highway crash

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Early draw-down for Lake Whatcom

Annual lake lowering coming early

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Hard landing closes Bellingham Airport

Fed investigate rough plane landing

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Royals beat A’s 9-8 in 12 in AL wild-card thriller

Kansas City Royals starting pitcher James Shields throws in the first inning during a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo.

The Kansas City Royals had waited 29 years to reach the postseason.

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Lewis and Clark Middle School's football team gets tricky with a special play called the "Ugly Kardashian."

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Raiders make Tony Sparano interim coach

Oakland Raiders assistant head coach Tony Sparano looks on before an NFL football game against the New York Jets, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, in East Rutherford, N.J.

The Oakland Raiders have promoted offensive line coach Tony Sparano to interim coach to replace the fired Dennis Allen.

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Family confirms Malcolm Young battling dementia

Malcolm Young, Cliff Williams, Angus Young and Brian Johnson of AC/DC
Premiere of 'AC/DC - Live at River Plate' at Hammersmith Apollo - Arrivals London, England - 06.05.11

The AC/DC rocker has been admitted to a care facility in Australia.

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