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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.

$16 million available to help in Washington drought relief

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington State officials say drought relief money is available to help address hardships from water shortages.…


Marijuana opponents using racketeering law to fight industry

A federal law crafted to fight the mob is giving marijuana opponents a new strategy to stop the expanding industry.

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Bellingham has snobby beer drinkers and a lot of coffee shops

That’s the conclusion of two recent studies.


300 Nooksack Tribal members won’t be kicked out anytime soon

A Monday ruling from the Bureau of Indian Affairs says the tribal council must get B-I-A approval for its enrollment ordinance.

A local Civil Air Patrol plane prepares to take off from Bellingham International Airport Sunday, July 12 to join the search for a missing plane that had been expected in Lynden. Photo: KGMI/Peter Wagner

16 yr. old girl found alive, came walking out of wilderness, crews still trying to reach crashed plane

Crews are working off cell phone data to hone in on a search area, but searchers still consider this a rescue mission

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Grizzly Bears in the North Cascades have plenty of support

People all over the world weighed in on an effort to help ensure grizzly bears don't become extinct in the North Cascades.


Department of Fish and Wildlife is ready for return of wolves

The season when wolves want to eat grazing livestock in Eastern Washington is here, but the state Department of Fish and Wildlife says it's ready.


Fast moving wildfires force evacuation

A fast-moving set of wildfires forced the evacuation of 100 people in Douglas County.

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

Bellingham teen found alive

The plane never arrived at 7 p.m. Saturday as scheduled

Smith was arrested after attending a Marilyn Manson rock concert

Man who killed 2 yr. old daughter in Whatcom County faces new charges

The man who killed his two-year-old daughter in Whatcom County back in 2003, was arrested for new charges.

Fewer Washington students met the standard on the new tests based on the Common Core learning standards

Few parents opt elementary children out of new state tests

Complaints about the new statewide tests based on the Common Core curriculum have been heard loudly on social media.


Hiker who died in Washington ice caves was from California

The woman who was killed when ice and rock fell inside ice caves in Washington state has been identified as a hiker from California.

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Police: Man tied to slaying of WWU student, grandmother

A family returning from vacation found their house sitter, WWU student Meagan Smith dead just before midnight Tuesday.


State Senate passes class size initiative delay

The State Senate passed a measure delaying full implementation of an expensive class-size initiative.

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Today in entertainment history: July 30


The Hollywood headlines that made history.

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AP Sources: Phillies agree to trade Cole Hamels to Texas

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Hamels would become the first pitcher in major league history traded during a season immediately after throwing a no-hitter — he no-hit the Chicago Cubs on Saturday at Wrigley Field.

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Kaka helps MLS All Stars to 2-1 win over Tottenham


The MLS improved to 9-3-1 against international competition in its All-Star Game.

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Tom Brady goes to court, says “I did nothing wrong”


The Patriots quarterback's lawsuit in the deflated footballs scandal questions whether the league followed its own rules when it suspended the four-time Super Bowl champion.

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Chiefs safety Eric Berry back at practice after cancer fight


Berry passed a battery of tests before he was cleared to practice late Tuesday, but it remains unclear when he'll fully participate in practice.

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