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Stronger dollar, weaker loonie a mixed blessing

Canadian study links fluctuating exchange rate to fewer visits to Whatcom County.

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Coast Guard rescues two after sailboat capsizes

The Coast Guard says they were wearing life jackets, wet suits and helmets.


Crews reach both planes that crash in North Cascades

We now know the locations of both planes that crashed in the North Cascades.

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Spokane police officer arrested in domestic violence case

Investigators say Officer John W. Yen was reportedly armed with his personal firearm as he kicked in the door of a residence where his girlfriend was, and that the woman asked him to leave


Gov. Inslee signs $16 billion transportation package

The package, which includes an 11.9 cent gas tax hike over the next two years, provides money for projects and maintenance across the state

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More witness interviews released in Pasco police shooting

Prosecutor Shawn Sant is reviewing the interviews and other evidence collected by a special investigations unit as he considers whether to bring criminal charges against the three officers involved in the shooting of Antonio Zambrano-Montes

Leland and Sharon Bowman of Marion, MT, stand next to their small plane in this undated photo.

Wreckage found near Mazama may be missing plane

The Skagit County Sheriff’s Office has taken over the search.


Traffic stinks? Consider those near portable toilet spill

Think your rush-hour commute stinks? Consider the plight of Tuesday afternoon drivers on Interstate 5.

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3 teens killed, 3 injured in head-on crash in Lewis County

ONALASKA, Wash. (AP) Three teens were killed and three others injured when a minivan collided head-on with an SUV in…

In this May 16, 2012 photo, the Facebook logo is displayed on an iPad in Philadelphia. Facebook's stock has fallen below $30 for the first time. That's down 20 percent since its stock began trading publicly on May 18, following one of the most anticipated stock offerings in history.

Spokane-area mayor refuses to resign over controversial Facebook post

The Airway Heights City Council has asked Mayor Patrick Rushing to resign after the comments were posted on his personal Facebook page


Seattle fire crews receive 20 pet oxygen masks

A company called Invisible Fence Brand of Seattle donated 20 pet oxygen masks to the department

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Sheriff’s office: 3 dead in homicide-suicide at SW Wash home

Sgt. Alex Schoening said the three killed Tuesday apparently include a husband, wife and an adult female relative

Leland and Sharon Bowman of Marion, MT, stand next to their small plane in this undated photo.

16-year-old Bellingham girl survives plane crash, walks for days through North Cascades

Autumn Veatch was picked up by a driver Monday after she hiked through a thick forest to safety in what a rescuer called a miracle

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Bellingham teen arrested after attack on parents

His father had a no-contact order against him.

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Jurors find Steven Powell guilty in child porn trial

The father-in-law of Susan Powell, a Utah woman who went missing six years ago, has been found guilty of possessing child pornography.

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Coast Guard halts search for ship passenger near Seattle

The Coast Guard says it has suspended its search for a passenger reported missing from a Holland America cruise ship in the eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca near Seattle.


Law named for Tacoma runaway sparks debate

More than 20 years after the parents of a 13-year-old girl runaway pushed Olympia lawmakers to pass the Becca Bill, critics still argue that the bill does more harm than good.

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Evacuation orders lifted in Douglas County wildfires

All evacuation orders have been lifted involving a pair of big wildfires burning near Waterville in central Washington.

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Wash. lawmakers extend sales tax break on electric vehicles

Lawmakers have extended a sales tax break on electric vehicle purchases to 2019 with some changes.

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