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Teen arrested in Bellingham gropings

14-year-old suspected in Cordata attacks

FILE -- In this March 26, 2013 file photo, Republican state Sen. Doug Ericksen, left, and Democratic state Sen. Kevin Ranker listen to testimony from a climate change skeptic at a hearing in Olympia, Wash. Flush with cash from California billionaire Tom Steyer, a Washington state environmental group is backing candidates this November who they think can help Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee pass ambitious climate change legislation. The Washington Conservation Voters Action Fund has given about $345,000 to a newly formed group that has started running negative ads to unseat Ericksen, who has been a vocal critic of some Inslee ideas to curb carbon pollution.

Senate OKs bill giving utilities option on renewable energy

Bill would give large electric utilities an alternative way to comply with a state law requiring them to get more energy from renewable sources.

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Wyoming Legislature approves bill to support coal port bonds

The Wyoming Legislature has approved a measure to allow the state to issue up to $1 billion in bonds to finance construction of a coal port in the Northwest.


Bornemann running for one last city council term

Says he can provide stability for council

Firefighters Putting Out a Fire

Local firefighters climb stairs to help cancer patients

Volunteer firefighter finishes 16th out of 1,710


Level 3 sex offender moves to Whatcom County

He is on community supervision with Department of Corrections


Lummi Nation joins tribal land buyback program

Move allows tribe to put previously-unusable lands into trust

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Mt. Baker Ski Area suspends operations TEMPORARILY until they get more snow

The Mount Baker Ski area is suspending operations: General Manager Duncan Howatt says they need at least half-a-foot.

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Bornemann to run for re-election to City Council

Long serving council member to seek re-election

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A new bill would hold social workers accountable for mistakes

Social workers would be investigated if they make a mistake in placing a child

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A new lawsuit challenges unions

The Freedom Foundation has filed the federal suit

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Gas prices are climbing, but not for long

Gas prices should start going down next week


State patrol warns of dangers of drowsy driving

86 people died from crashes in last 7 years because of drowsy driving

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New standards could cut down on wood burning pollution in WA

Newer wood burning stoves would conform to standards


Some Pasco residents see similarities with Ferguson, MO

Draw comparisons with Ferguson police situation

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The Makah tribe closer to hunting grey whales again

A new report proposes 6 options


The Lummi Blackhawks win their first state championship

Lummi boys basketball beat Neah Bay

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Ferndale man stabs wife, calls police on himself

Ferndale Police say a man stabbed his wife Friday afternoon and called 911 to say he wanted to kill her

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Strong month for Whatcom home sales

February was a good month for Whatcom County home sales.


Whatcom Home Garden Show time

The annual Whatcom County Home & Garden Show is this weekend.

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Kentucky remains undefeated after beating Notre Dame & moves on to Final Four

Kentucky's Trey Lyles, left, and Karl-Anthony Towns, right, listen to Willie Cauley-Stein during the team's news conference at the NCAA men's basketball tournament regional, Friday, March 27, 2015, in Cleveland. Kentucky plays Notre Dame in the final Saturday, hoping to extend their unbeaten streak and reach the Final Four.

Andrew Harrison hit two free throws with six seconds left as the Wildcats survived a 68-66 win over third seed Notre Dame.

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Wisconsin heads to Final Four after win over Arizona

Wisconsin Badgers Head Coach Bo Ryan works with the team during the first round of the NCAA Midwest Regional basketball game in Omaha, Neb., Thursday, March 20, 2008

The Badgers (35-3) denied the Wildcats (34-4) a Final Four berth for the second straight year, having beaten them by one point in overtime in Anaheim a year ago when their seeds were reversed.

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AP sources: Texas fires coach Barnes after 17 years

The NCAA logo is on the court as work continues at The Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, March 18, 2015, for the NCAA college basketball second and third round game. Second round games start on Thursday.

Texas has fired coach Rick Barnes after 17 seasons, people with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press.

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Hot Rod Hundley, former NBA player and Jazz announcer, dies


The Jazz said Hundley died at his home in the Phoenix area Friday night.

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NCAA on KPUG: Notre Dame looking for luck of the Irish vs. Kentucky

The Notre Dame mascot performs during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Miami in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Thursday, March 12, 2015.

NCAA Tournament on KPUG: Arizona vs. Wisconsin at 3pm, Notre Dame vs. Kentucky at 5:50pm.

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