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State fired supervisor of prison asbestos program

Unsafe asbestos cleanup used at state prisons


Lynden, Ferndale plan to extend pot moratoriums

Pot shop bans likely to remain

refinery oil

Feds close probe of refinery blast that killed 7

No criminal charges in refinery explosion

gun practice

Money starts to flow in for gun initiatives

Dueling gun initiatives load up on money

A DC-10 air tanker pulls up after dropping fire retardant over a wildfire Saturday, July 19, 2014, near Carlton, Wash. A wind-driven, lightning-caused wildfire racing through rural north-central Washington destroyed about 100 homes Thursday and Friday, leaving behind solitary brick chimneys and burned-out automobiles as it blackened hundreds of square miles in the scenic Methow Valley northeast of Seattle.

Tax refunds for wildfire-damaged homes in Okanogan

Okanogan County readjusting property taxes for fire victims


Washington high court to hear charter school case

Charter school legality to be decided by state supreme court

wash supreme court

Court: State can nix public pension increases

Ruling says lawmakers have right to repeal retiree benefits

health exchange

Washington health exchange needs 171 more fixes

State health exchange solutions making progress


Ending psychiatric boarding will cost millions

State estimates 200 mentally ill patients housed in ERs


State receives $170,000 education grant

Governor's STEM program receives grant support

bike in rain

Another summer rain record in Bellingham

Wednesday was rainiest Aug. 13

gavel and scales

Beating over good night kiss lands man in prison

Girlfriend beater gets over 16 year in prison

oil tank

Skagit sets oil train safety rules for Anacortes refinery

Shell refinery plans for 100-cars of oil per day

drunk driving

DUI emphasis patrols through Labor Day

WSP looking for drunk and high drivers

Victor Barnard

Tip: Man sought in Minnesota seen in Washington

Man wanted on child molestation charges spotted on coast

police lights

Bellingham murder suspect spray-paints apology

Suspect confesses to Bellingham murder before killing himself

missing girl

Dad of slain girl: I’ve already forgiven suspect

Girl's suspected murder described as "part of the family"

job search

State’s unemployment rate drops to 5.6 percent 

State adds an estimated 7,300 jobs

dirty water

Two local companies fail to report pollutants in water

Ecology fines 14 companies for failing to send stormwater reports

beer glass

New Bellingham business guides beer loves to ale

Beer tours through Bellingham Tap Trail

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NCAA Football on KPUG: Louisville defeats Miami 31-13 in ACC debut  

New Louisville coach Bobby Petrino, center, waits for his squad to huddle during a break in the annual Red-White NCAA college spring football game in Louisville, Ky., Friday, April 11, 2014. At left is quarterback Brett Nelson (12).

The victory provided a successful Atlantic Coast Conference debut for the Cardinals and to Bobby Petrino's second coaching stint at the school.

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Right guard Boone passes physical, rejoins 49ers


The 27-year-old Boone reached agreement on a restructured $6 million, two-year contract Sunday. The 49ers requested a roster exemption and Boone must be added to the 53-man roster before he can play.

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Kirk rallies to win the Deutsche Bank Championship


Chris Kirk closed with a 5-under 66 on Monday to win the Deutsche Bank Championship and bolster his case for a Ryder Cup pick.

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Houston Astros fire manager Bo Porter

Houston Astros manager Bo Porter is seen during batting practice of a spring exhibition baseball game against the Washington Nationals in Kissimmee, Fla., Sunday, March 16, 2014.

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros have fired manager Bo Porter in his second season with the club. General manager…

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