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Washington State head coach Mike Leach, center, and Washington State president Elson Floyd, left, are presented with the Apple Cup trophy by Mike Gregoire, right, husband of Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire, after Washington State defeated Washington 31-28 in overtime in an NCAA college football game on Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, in Pullman, Wash.

Washington State President Elson Floyd dies at 59

President had recently gone on medical leave for cancer


Swimmer rescued in Bellingham; in critical condition

He was underwater for an undetermined amount of time.


Bellis Fair shooting sends one to hospital

A man in his early 20's, sustained multiple gunshot wounds. He was alert as paramedics rushed him to PeaceHealth St. Joseph's hospital.

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Driver in fatal Ferndale crash pleads not guilty

William Klein pleads not guilty to two counts each of vehicular homicide, vehicular assault

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Bellingham student housing complex moving forward

The planned project will house more than 600 students.

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.

Washington state prepares for potential government shutdown

Washington state officials say that while they don't believe a partial government shutdown will occur July 1, they are still required to start the process of notifying state employees


Gas line explodes in Bellevue; 2 ‘significantly burned’

Fire officials say two people have been "significantly burned" in a gas-line explosion at a building under construction in Bellevue.


Lakewood man accused of burning 5-year-old girl

A Lakewood man accused of burning a 5-year-old girl who prayed for him to die has been charged with assault.

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Commission to let state’s first charter school stay open

Washington's first charter school is on track to stay open for a second year.


Island County sheriff apologizes for inmate’s death

Sheriff has apologized for a county jail inmate's "tragic death" from dehydration and malnutrition, saying it resulted from a "systematic breakdown" of jail operations.

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New scam says you could be arrested for missing jury duty unless you pay

If someone calls and tells you a warrant for your arrest will be issued unless you give the caller your social security number and/or credit card number… hang up.

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Fireworks may be restricted in Whatcom County

The County Council holds a public hearing on Tuesday on a proposal to allow fireworks only on July 3rd, 4th, and 5th and New Year’s eve.

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Police looking for two men involved in sexual assault near Acme

One man attacked the woman, police hope second man will talk to them

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Local teen beats rare brain cancer weeks before Relay for Life

19-year-old Cameron Noe just learned last month she is essentially cancer-free

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Death near Gooseberry Point ferry dock under investigation

Undersheriff Jeff Parks says it's too early to tell the nature of the death

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Bellingham International Airport’s Aviation Director steps down

Airport Manger Mark Leutwiler will serve as interim Director

In this July 24, 2009, file photo, Rachel Dolezal, a leader of the Human Rights Education Institute, stands in front of a mural she painted at the institute's offices in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Dolezal, now president of the Spokane, Wash., chapter of the NAACP, is facing questions about whether she lied about her racial identity, with her family saying she is white but has portrayed herself as black. (AP Photo/Nicholas K. Geranios, File)

Dolezal asked about race before, accused of misconduct, says no proof of white parents

Dolezal was asked if she tried to mislead Howard University, City investigation admonishes Dolezal misconduct, Dolezal: 'No biological proof' she has white parents'

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Windward High School student hurt in horrific crash out of hospital

Michael Brewster left Harborview Medical Center in Seattle Wednesday


Bellingham and Whatcom County back at square one on jail funding

City and county at odds over sales tax or property tax to pay for much-needed jail

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Port of Bellingham announces renovation project

Two maritime tenants will see Fairhaven expansion

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Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic makes a return to Kurumi Nara of Japan during their singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Thursday July 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

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