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Tribes ask feds to reject permit for coal-export project

The Lummi Nation and others say the project would disrupt treaty-protected fishing rights and harm sacred sites.

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Bellingham man who died after being hit by train identified

Jacob Allen Davis died late Wednesday in the hospital

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PeaceHealth workers turned away, union calls action ‘retaliatory’

PeaceHealth says workers were made aware they wouldn't be needed for the rest of the week

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Lummi Nation makes plans for 164 acres

"If you build it, they will come..." The question is: build what?

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Striking PeaceHealth workers won’t be able to work for two days

Hospital informed union ahead of time, had to hire temporary workers for minimum 3 days

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Dog show forced to change plans as E. coli investigation continues

The Mt. Baker Kennel Club's show will still happen at the fairgrounds as scheduled, but the club won't use the dairy barn

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Man dies after being hit by train in Bellingham

Police say he may have had headphones on

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Slow Grow Delays Park Opening

Watch your step in Squalicum Park.  The grass will thank you. So will the City.

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Lawsuit settlement tightens rules for 3 Yakima dairies

Three dairies in Yakima Valley are operating under stricter sanitation standards following Monday's resolution of a years-long lawsuit.

FILE - This Nov. 6, 2013 file photo shows a warning placard on a tank car carrying crude oil near a loading terminal in Trenton, N.D. Thousands of older rail tank cars that carry crude oil would be phased out within two years under regulations proposed in response to a series of fiery train crashes over the past year. The oil industry's lead trade group released new standards on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, for testing and classifying crude shipped by rail after prior shipments were misclassified, including a train that derailed in Canada and killed 47 people.

Oil industry challenges rules meant to stop train explosions

The U.S. oil industry is challenging new rules aimed at reducing the risk of catastrophic accidents involving crude moved by rail.

Washington state Auditor Troy Kelley speaks at a news conference, Thursday, April 16, 2015, in Tacoma, Wash. Earlier in the day, Kelley entered a not guilty plea to a federal grand jury indictment on charges of filing false tax returns, attempted obstruction of a civil lawsuit and possession of stolen property.

2 lawmakers seek impeachment process against state auditor

House leaders say that such a move now would distract lawmakers from their negotiations on a state operating budget.

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Shell: Company will bring drill rigs to Seattle terminal

Shell will bring its rigs to a terminal as planned to prepare for anticipated exploratory drilling.

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Recently opened Motel 6 in Ferndale catches fire

The motel says the small blaze on the roof didn’t do a lot of damage to the former Scottish Lodge and it remains open.

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More than 900 PeaceHealth workers set to strike

Talks broke down without a deal last Friday

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Ski to Sea Race changes (hopefully) finalized after numerous setbacks

Last mountain bike leg had to be rerouted at the last minute

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Bellingham police getting new logo

"Committed to Community" to adorn police cars, more

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Washington begins operations to root out underage pot sales

Liquor control board says those appearing under 30 should be carded

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Students Plan To Boycott “Smarter Balanced Assessment” Tests

To say the standardized test is unpopular with students is an understatement.

Democrats roll out revised plan to cap carbon emissions

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state Democrats are revising Gov. Jay Inslee’s cap-and-trade plan to limit greenhouse gas emissions and require…

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Inslee signs law on post-conviction preservation of DNA

Gov. Jay Inslee has signed into law a measure that would require DNA collected in any felony case charged as a violent or sex offense to be preserved.

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LeBron’s triple-double helps Cavs top Hawks in thriller

Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James poses at the NBA basketball team's media day Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, in Independence, Ohio.

James missed his first 10 shots, but finished with 37 points, 18 rebounds and 13 assists.

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Stamkos has goal and assist, Lightning beat Rangers 2-0

Tampa Bay Lightning head coach Jon Cooper gestures to his team during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Carolina Hurricanes Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, in Tampa, Fla.

Game 6 is Tuesday night in Florida

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AP Source: Adrian Peterson tells coach he won’t be at OTAs

In this Aug. 16, 2014, photo, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) warms up before a NFL preseason football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Minneapolis.Millions of people using the top three fantasy football platforms have generated three different answers to the question of that top draft pick. Yahoo says LeSean McCoy of Philadelphia. ESPN says Adrian Peterson. CBS Sports says it’s Jamaal Charles of Kansas City.

JON KRAWCZYNSKI, AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that…

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Juan Pablo Montoya wins Indy 500 after late duel

The top of the Borg-Warner Trophy is seen on display during the drivers' meeting for the Indianapolis 500 auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Saturday, May 28, 2011. The 100th anniversary running of the Indianapolis 500 is Sunday.

Will Power finished second, followed by Charlie Kimball.

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Blackhawks beat Ducks 5-4 in Game 4 of Western final

FILE - In this March 6, 2014 file photo, Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) celebrates his goal with Patrick Kane during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Columbus Blue Jackets in Chicago. The Blackhawks have agreed to eight-year contract extensions with captain JonathanToews and star forward Patrick Kane. General manager Stan Bowman said all along that the extensions were his biggest offseason priority, and the team announced the megadeals Wednesday, July 9, 2014.

Antoine Vermette scored at 5:37 of the second overtime

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