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Legislative leaders: Auditor Troy Kelley should resign

Washington legislative leaders are calling for embattled state Auditor Troy Kelley to resign.

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State begins process of aligning marijuana stores

The State Liquor and Cannabis Board's actions are the result of new legislation which established a priority system for licensing existing medical marijuana stores.


The Latest: Chinese president gets high school jersey

The latest on Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to the United States


Lighthouse Mission helping some attend college

Most people notice the Lighthouse Mission on f street and West Holly as they wait at a stoplight, or drive…


Washington food trucks gain a voice

From Mediterranean to Vietnamese.  From Greek gyros to Chicago-style pizza, Whatcom county is full of food trucks. A Washington State…

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Drugs may be behind the death of a WWU honor student and athlete

Police say he died after a night of drug use with friends and roommates.


Chestnut/Bay Street bridge to re-open

Bridge has been closed since May


Lummi Island Ferry fares go up/down next month

Whatcom Chief carried 177,000 passengers between Gooseberry Point and Lummi Island last year.

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Washington health insurance premiums to be paid directly

This change is expected to eliminate problems Washington residents experienced with the exchange last year, when some premium payments were not credited properly.

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Whatcom County’s August unemployment rate is down

The construction industry and professional business services are big reasons why.

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Felony pot charges for teens being reduced in Asotin County

A prosecutor in Washington's southeastern corner is reducing felony marijuana charges he filed against six juveniles because of a misinterpretation of state law.


City Council action on Muslims draws protest

The Spokane City Council has stepped squarely into controversy by approving a salutation to local Muslims that recognizes their contributions to the community.

FILE - This Sept. 15, 2014, file photo shows part of the HealthCare,gov Website in Washington. Republicans may be close to winning control of Congress and more votes to repeal “Obamacare,” but GOP governors don’t see the president’s health care law going away.

Uninsured are getting harder to sign up

The Obama administration says it's getting harder to sign up those remaining uninsured under the president's health care law.

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Authorities arrest two, seize thousands in illegal drugs

A drug bust in Whatcom County. Ferndale police, in tandem with the Whatcom county sheriff’s office, arrested Kenneth Heinzl and…


Hundreds in downtown Seattle protest visit from Chinese President

Hundreds of protesters are banging drums, crashing cymbals and holding banners in Chinese and English in downtown Seattle as Chinese President Xi Jinping visits the city as part of a trip to the U.S.


Man tries to hit dumpster diver with car

A man is in jail today trying to hit a man with his car. Police say Jeffrey Martin was arrested…


CH2M Hill closing Bellingham location

More than 100 people work at the Bellwether office.

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WWU opens an office on State Street

The university expands its presence downtown with a 2500 square foot space.


Seattle IRS agent charged with trying to get bribe from pot shop owner

An Internal Revenue Service agent has been arrested on charges related to soliciting a bribe and accepting payment from a Seattle marijuana business owner.

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I-5 in Bellingham a major mess Monday

Two crashes involving semi-trucks slowed traffic through Bellingham for hours.

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