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In this photo taken Tuesday, March 24, 2015, an Alaska Airlines jet moves past others already parked at a terminal at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in SeaTac, Wash.

Court says minimum wage increase applies to airport workers

The Washington Supreme Court has ruled that a voter-approved initiative to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour in the city of SeaTac should apply to workers at the airport.

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Train carrying petroleum coke product derails near Cherry Point

A BNSF train carrying petroleum coke product derailed on Wednesday, August 19th, near Cherry Point in Whatcom County.

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Whatcom County not immune to wildfire phenomenon

As wildfires overtake Washington state, Whatcom county is not immune. Three fire stations in the county have sent crews to…

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Bellingham, Mount Vernon property values at all-time highs

Property values in Bellingham and Mount Vernon are at all-time highs this year. Keith Willnauer, Whatcom County Assessor, says his office has…


Grizzly recalls 1,200 saws after accidents

Bellingham company Grizzly Industrial is recalling more than 1,200  table saws after receiving two reports of accidents related to the…


Wildfire forces evacuation in Diablo

The Goodell Creek wildfire has forced the evacuation of Seattle City Light’s town of Diablo in southeast Whatcom County.

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Suspect arrested in fatal March mobile home shooting

Heather Kelso and her roommate's toddler son, Kaden Lum, were fatally shot at the Kariotis Mobile Home Park back in March.

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Former Longview high school teacher charged with sexual misconduct with a minor

Norwood taught English at Mark Morris High School for 11 years when the alleged affair begain with a junior in her English class.


Stevens County deputy shoots and kills armed man

Spokane Police Spokeswoman Teresa Fuller says life saving measures failed and the man died.


Seattle City Light’s company town of Diablo evacuated

A local powerline and a fiber optic cable have been damaged and a helicopter is scheduled to inspect for other damages.


UPDATE: Arrest made in early morning Bellingham shooting

Witnesses responded to victim's location to administer first aid but she was deceased.


The Latest: Gas company IDs worker hurt in motel explosion

The latest on an explosion that leveled part of motel.

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Ferguson cracks down on illegal immigration assistance

Ferguson cracks down on illegal immigration assistance OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced he is…

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Washington unemployment rate steady at 5.3 percent in July

The private sector gained 5,900 jobs from June to July.


Federal program gives tribes access to criminal databases

Federal officials are launching a new program that will allow tribes access to national criminal databases and fix a system that allowed a man to buy a gun that was later used by his son to kill four classmates.


The Latest: 2 vehicles involved in deadly Washington fire

Authorities have said the men's vehicle crashed and flames rolled over them before they could escape.

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.

More pot-smoking drivers dying behind the wheel in Washington

Recent data by the Washington Traffic Safety Commission says the number of Washington drivers involved in deadly car crashes who tested…


Brigid Collins fights child abuse in Bellingham

“Nurturing children, ending abuse.” That’s the mission of the Brigid Collins family support center. The organization’s Bellingham branch is fighting…

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Police: Man steals, threatens Haggen worker with knife

A man who threatened to slit the throat of a Haggen employee is in in jail today.

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Port of Subs’ new partnership helps customers on the go

Port of Subs announces a new app that will allow you to order and pay for your favorite sandwich with the click of a button. All you have to do is drop in, skip the line, and pick it up!

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10 of the most memorable MTV Video Music Awards moments


Since debuting in 1984, the MTV Video Music Awards have prided themselves on being a stage for all things hip - and often - controversial.

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Falcons announce 5-year contract extension for Julio Jones

Julio Jones #11 plays during an NFL football game between the Cleveland Browns and the Atlanta Falcons, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Atlanta

The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to a five-year contract extension with Julio Jones that is expected to rank with recent deals paid to other top wide receivers.

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Little League World Series championship match-up is set

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Lewisberry, Pennsylvania will take on Tokyo, Japan in the Little League World Series championship game.

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Al Arbour, who coached Isles to 4 Cup titles, dies at 82


Beginning in 1973-74, Arbour led the Isles to 15 playoff appearances and won an NHL record 119 playoff games over 19 seasons.

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