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Senate vote requires higher threshold for new taxes

Less sweeping than plan proposed by Doug Ericksen

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Draft fish consumption water rule out

Similar to plan proposed by Governor Inslee

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Flu kills 5-year-old Tacoma girl within days

Flu shot may not have helped

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Homeless bank robber gets jail time

Waited to be arrested for place to stay

driving and texting

Whatcom County drivers second most likely to talk or text behind wheel

Whatcom County came in second under Spokane County

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City wants to add “KAPOW” to downtown

Want to improve downtown atmosphere

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State could require farmers to get manure license

Lummi concerns over shellfish poisoning

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Ferndale mayor won’t run for reelection

Sights set on different position

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Car crashes into yard, nearly hits home

Missed the house by inches

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Car thefts continue in Bellingham

Police make another arrest as car thefts continue

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Gas prices approach $2 locally

As low as $2,07 in some areas

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Measles from Disneyland spread to northwest

Woman visited family in Snohomish County

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State leaders spar over spending

Session begins with Supreme Court pressure

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Release of crash photos causing families grief

Posts could be traumatic for victim's families

Seattle Seahawks' Russell Wilson throws before a preseason NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, in Seattle.

Russell Wilson throws long for charity

The more Wilson throws, the more some charities benefit

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Small quake off Washington coast; no damage

The Pacific Northwest Seismic Network says a small earthquake hit off the Washington coast on Saturday morning.

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Appellate court won’t reconsider Idaho gay marriage

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has denied Gov. Butch Otter's request for a review of the court's ruling last year that overturned Idaho's gay marriage ban.

A view of the E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse that houses the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in Washington. Obama's health care law is enmeshed in another big legal battle after two federal appeals courts issued contradictory rulings on a key financing issue within hours of each other Tuesday.

Mentally ill wait in jails for treatment despite ruling

Hundreds of mentally ill defendants remain in jail despite court ruling

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School dollars will dominate budget debate in Olympia

The state education budget isn't the only topic up for debate in Olympia this legislative season, but money for schools will likely dominate the conversation.

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AP Source: Browns WR Josh Gordon fails another drug test

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Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon talks with reporters after a voluntary minicamp workout at the NFL football team's facility in Berea, Ohio Tuesday, April 29, 2014.

A person familiar with the situation says troubled Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon has failed another drug test.

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Tavares scores 4, Team Toews outscores Team Foligno, 17-12

The rink at Nationwide Arena is prepared for the NHL All-Star hockey weekend in Columbus, Ohio, Friday, Jan. 23, 2015.

John Tavares of the New York Islanders matched a record with four goals, and Team Toews beat Team Foligno 17-12 on Sunday night in the highest-scoring NHL All-Star game.

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Coach K gets 1,000th win as No. 5 Duke tops St. John’s

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski reacts during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Virginia Tech in Durham, N.C., Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. Duke won 66-48.

Mike Krzyzewski earned his 1,000th career win Sunday, making him the first NCAA Division I men's coach to reach the milestone.

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Super Bowl XLIX: Carroll, Belichick excelled after failing the first time

Official game balls for the NFL football Super Bowl XLIX wait for final inspection at the Wilson Sporting Goods Co. in Ada, Ohio, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. The New England Patriots will play the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl on Feb. 1 in Glendale, Arizona.

The two men vying to put their fingerprints on the Lombardi Trophy are testament to the axiom that men who flop in their first NFL head coaching job can subsequently flourish.

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Maria Sharapova beats Peng in 4th round at Australian Open

Maria Sharapova of Russia chases down on a shot to Petra Martic of Croatia during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 19, 2015.

Second-seeded Maria Sharapova is through to the Australian Open quarterfinals after a 6-3, 6-0 win over China's Peng Shuai on Sunday.

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