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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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Inslee signs warrant requirement for cell simulators

Police will be required to get a warrant before using a device that collects cellphone data.

Gov. Jay Inslee signs Substitute Senate Bill No. 5501, May 11, 2015. Relating to the prevention of animal cruelty.

Inslee signs measure expanding animal cruelty laws

Gov. Jay Inslee has signed into law a measure making it a civil offense to lock an animal in a car or enclosed space in dangerous conditions.

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Warriors eliminate Rockets, end 40-year NBA Finals drought

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Houston Rockets guard James Harden, right, dribbles against Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) during the first half of Game 2 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, May 21, 2015.

The Golden State Warriors advanced to the NBA Finals for the first time in 40 years with a 104-90 victory over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night.

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Blackhawks Stretch Series to Limit

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Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford makes a stop against the Anaheim Ducks during the third period in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs, Saturday, May 23, 2015, in Chicago.

CHICAGO (AP) — There will be a Game 7 in each of the NHL's conference finals.

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Soccer’s governing body raided; FIFA leaders face racketeering charges

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch announces an indictment against nine FIFA officials and five corporate executives for racketeering, conspiracy and corruption at a news conference, Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Nine of the 14 that were indicted by the Justice Department are soccer officials, while four are sports marketing executives and another works in broadcasting.

Scandals and rumors of corruption have dogged FIFA throughout the 17-year reign of its President Sepp Blatter, although he was not named in either investigation.

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Tracy Morgan settles suit with Walmart over fatal crash

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The "SNL" star sued the retail giant over a semi crash that killed one man and left Morgan and two friends seriously injured.

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Baby goat doesn’t care about dog’s nap

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Keep on keepin' on, goat. We like your style.

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