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Washington Legislature passes state operating budget

The Washington Legislature has approved a $38.2 billion two-year state operating budget, taking swift action to avoid a government shutdown.


Senate passes $16.1 billion transportation package

The Senate has passed a $16.1 billion transportation revenue package that includes an 11.9-cent gas tax increase that would be phased in over two years.


More info on Everson murder plot, documents say 2 others asked to participate

Whatcom County Prosecutors say Sean Head wanted Edward Davidson dead so head could get control of Davidson’s estate.

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Local school closes

Whatcom Day Academy was independent, non-profit K through 8 school


County burn ban prohibits all fires

All recreational fires now illegal

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All burning banned in Whatcom County

High fire danger prompts strict ban

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.

Changes coming to the recreational pot law

Change would effect both medical and recreational marijuana users

Firefighters Putting Out a Fire

Burn ban still in effect as temperatures soar

Fire restrictions in place until further notice

Wash. Gov. Jay Inslee announces Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, that he is suspending the use of the death penalty in Washington state. Inslee's moratorium, which will be in place for as long as he is governor, means that if a death penalty case comes to his desk, he will issue a reprieve, which isn't a pardon and doesn't commute the sentences of those condemned to death.

The state House and Senate finally agree on a budget deal

No government shutdown to happen on Wednesday

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Shooting near Everson leaves a man dead

The incident followed a confrontation between the resident and a tresspasser.


Bellingham Police hoping for your help finding Walmart robber

Last night at Walmart this guy put two tablet computers in his backpack and then threatened to shoot an employee.

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Everson man killed in Lewis County accident

State Patrol says he was helping another driver.


Heat wave to bring record-breaking temps

Temperatures could get into the 90’s in parts of Whatcom County.


Lawmakers hope to avoid 3rd session, shutdown and GOP releases contingency

Trying to avoid a third special session — and a government shutdown — state lawmakers are hoping to reach agreement on the state budget.


Supreme Court ruling gets praise from Washington politicians

U.S. Senator Patty Murray and U.S. Representative Rick Larsen react to ObamaCare ruling

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Bellingham foreclosure rates down

Area foreclosures lower than national average for month of April


Prosecutors: Everson-area shooting part of murder plot to gain control of victim’s estate

They say Esmeralda Martin shot 75-year-old Edward Davidson because her boyfriend would inherit Davidson’s estate.

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Two arrested in shooting near Everson

At last report, the condition of the 75 year-old victim was not available.

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Mayweather stripped of welterweight title

Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, lands a left against Manny Pacquiao, from the Philippines, during their welterweight title fight on Saturday, May 2, 2015 in Las Vegas.

Dan Rafael of ESPN.com is reporting the WBO has stripped Floyd "Money" Mayweather of its welterweight world title for failure to comply with the organization's rules.

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Nationals slugger Harper to skip All-Star Home Run Derby

Washington Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper (34) watches the ball after hitting a home run as Miami Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto, left, watches during the second inning of their baseball game at Nationals Park in Washington, Wednesday, May 6, 2015.

Nationals star Bryce Harper won't participate in the All-Star Home Run Derby because his father isn't available to pitch to him.

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