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Gas tax increases

The first of two gas tax hikes to pay for a 16-billion dollar transportation plan.

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Bobby Wagner, highest paid middle linebacker in NFL

Bobby Wagner signs a big contract with Seattle Seahawks.

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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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‘Empire’ creators face lawsuit over Cookie

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Sophia Eggleston, of Detroit, Michigan has filed a $300 million lawsuit claiming the show's central character Cookie, played by Taraji P. Henson, is so similar to her that creator Lee Daniels must have used her as his muse.

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Legal case involving Ole Miss’ Tunsil, stepfather dismissed

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Both men had filed misdemeanor domestic violence charges against each other following an alleged fight in June. Lafayette County Justice Court records showed the charges were dismissed on Monday.

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Robert Downey, Jr. is laughing all the way to the bank

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The "Iron Man" star is once again Hollywood's highest paid man.

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Original AC/DC frontman to write tell-all

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Dave Evans, who was eventually replaced by Bon Scott, is planning a book about his time in the music business.

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Report: Texans RB Arian Foster might need groin surgery

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Foster will miss likely miss the beginning of the season and possibly placed on short-term injured reserve, according to ESPN.com's Tania Ganguli.

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