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County Councilmember resigns before term ends

A longstanding conservative voice on the Whatcom County Council is stepping down.

Seattle Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch leaves at the beginning of media day for NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in Phoenix.

Lynch at Media Day: ‘I’m here so I don’t get fined’

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch constantly repeated "I'm here so I don't get fined" for five minutes before leaving the podium at Media Day.

Washington Democrats oppose national education standards

Leaders of the Washington state Democratic Party passed a resolution this past weekend condemning the national education standards known as the Common Core.


Washington teacher, researcher testify before Congress

A Seattle elementary school teacher at a University of Washington researcher testified before Congress Tuesday on the federal education law known as No Child Left Behind.

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Senate bill calls for end to Seattle tunnel project

Two state senators want to kill the Seattle tunnel project and bury Bertha, the broken down drilling machine, so the transportation department can start over.

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Whatcom County could see major growth in next 20 years

Population could be 260,000 by 2030

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County unemployment rises in December

2,200 more people entered the county work force


Councilman: Rental registration program not expensive

City will front the start-up costs of program

Grocery Store

FTC clears Albertsons’ purchase of Safeway

Local chain Haggen will buy up some stores and expand to 164 locations

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Train Oil Spill Not Reported to State Agencies

The spill was discovered at Cherry Point in Whatcom County

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Fire Destroys Auto Shop

Shop, trucks, mobile home burned in weekend blaze


Missing Bellingham woman found

Anastasia Gordon didn't show up for work

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Lawmakers hear opposition and support for minimum wage bill

The measure would raise the minimum wage to $12


Death Penalty Bill Introduced in State House

Legislation would abolish capital punishment.

Last year berry pickers picketed pay and conditions at Sakuma Brothers Farm.

Case against Skagit County farm to go before state Supreme Court

Case could impact farms and their workers across state

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City Hall celebrates 75th anniversary

Built in 1939 with New Deal funding


It’s almost ‘Junuary’ in Whatcom County

Record 59 degrees in Bellingham on Sunday

Scam Money Pocket

The fight over minimum wage continues

Some in the legislature want to take up the issue of minimum wage


The legislature considering scientific research into medical pot

The state may give the "OK" to medical pot research

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A local congresswoman speaks out about “Deflate-Gate”

"Deflate-Gate" enters local politics

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Jimmy Fallon set for Super Bowl Sunday show in Phoenix

File Photo: Jimmy Fallon at the Serpentine Gallery Summer Party held at Kensington Gardens - Arrivals. June, 2013.  Credit: WENN.com

The host of NBC's "The Tonight Show" is set to wage a lip sync contest with actors Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart during a special post-game episode at the Orpheum Theater in Phoenix.

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Djokovic wins 5th Australian Open title, denies Murray a 1st

Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, celebrates after defeating Andy Murray, of Britain, 7-6 (1), 6-7 (1), 6-2, 6-4 in the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, in New York.

DENNIS PASSA, AP Sports Writer MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic won his fifth Australian Open title and extended Andy…

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Aaron Rodgers wins 2nd NFL Most Valuable Player

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers drops back during the first half of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Green Bay, Wis.

Aaron Rodgers has won his second Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player award in somewhat surprisingly easy fashion.

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Seau, Bettis, Brown, Haley, Shields voted into Hall of Fame


Junior Seau, Jerome Bettis, Tim Brown, Charles Haley and Will Shields have been elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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Lenny Kravitz will be rooting for Seahawks on Sunday

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Pitbull is picking the New England Patriots, while Lenny Kravitz likes the Seahawks

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