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1 week ago

Bellis Fair accepts Canadian cash at par this weekend

Bellis Fair is accepting Canadian cash at par this weekend and will do it again for all Canadian holiday weekends this year.

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Snohomish County schools offer highest teacher pay in state

Six of that county's school districts sit atop the list for offering the highest teacher pay in the state, with top base salaries of over 90,000 dollars.


1 week ago

Local fruit farmers face threats of stink bug

Local fruit farmers face a fierce fight with a nasty stink bug.

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Health insurance companies want to increase rates for individual policies

Health insurance companies that sell individual policies in Washington want to increase their rates by an average of 13.5 percent in 2017.

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Oliver and Olivia most popular boy, girl names in Washington state

Nationwide, Noah and Emma were the most popular.

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1 week ago

Cascade Natural Gas customers may soon see rise in costs

A settlement agreement with the Utilities and Transportation commission would allow Cascade Natural Gas to raise its rates by 1.6% instead of the nearly 4.2% the company had originally asked for.

PC: Dave Walker

1 week ago

Ferndale, Lynden leaders to hold town hall meeting at WWU this evening

The event will be held at Parks Hall on Western's campus at 6:00 this evening

A sidewalk outside the Legislative building is bustling with people on the first day of the 2014 session of the Washington state Legislature, Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash.

1 week ago

Candidate filing week begins

Anyone who wants to run for local or state office must register by Friday afternoon. You can get more information at the Whatcom County Auditor's website.


2 weeks ago

Search team heads to Snoqualmie Pass to find body of missing skier from December

Crews called off the search in December because of heavy snow and high avalanche danger.

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2 weeks ago

‘Therapy robots’ could help children with autism become more interactive

'Therapy robots' could be a new high-tech tool to help children with autism become more interactive.


2 weeks ago

Russell Wilson delivers commencement speech at former university

His message to University of Wisconsin-Madison grads was about the word "no."


2 weeks ago

WWU students report seeing man with gun on campus, police still searching

Witnesses told police they saw two groups of people arguing yesterday afternoon during the Lowrider Show in Red Square when one man lifted his shirt showing a gun in his waistband.

FILE - This Nov. 6, 2013, file photo, shows a BNSF Railway train hauling crude oil near Wolf Point, Mont. BNSF Railway Co. said Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, it intends to buy a fleet of 5,000 strengthened tank cars to haul oil and ethanol in a move that would set a higher safety standard for a fleet that's seen multiple major accidents.

2 weeks ago

State: Oil train derailment cleanup could cost nearly $1B

And the railway says in a risk statement that the cost of a catastrophic derailment could exceed its insurance coverage.


2 weeks ago

Firefighters battle two wildfires burning in Snohomish County

In Gold Bar a level one evacuation notice is still in effect, which means people may be asked to leave their homes but are not immediately threatened.

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2 weeks ago

Activists and officials clash over fossil fuels protest in Anacortes

A large group of protesters had to be cleared off the main train tracks that serve two Anacortes oil refineries, and 52 were arrested.

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2 weeks ago

Protesters block train tracks to 2 Anacortes refineries

Event spokesman Ahmed Gaya says about 150 people spent the night sleeping in tents on tracks near Anacortes


2 weeks ago

Cozy Corner Books & Coffee to shut down

Saturday is the last day of business.


2 weeks ago

80-acre wildfire burns near Oso

The fire is in a logging area.

Governor Jay Inslee

2 weeks ago

Indicted Washington auditor lashes out at governor

Kelley calls Inslee's request political grandstanding.

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2 weeks ago

Oil refinery protesters in Anacortes may be a danger to blue herons

An event spokesman says organizers adjusted plans to minimize the impact on herons.

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