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Jury weighs death penalty for man accused of killing 6

A jury has started deliberations to decide whether a man convicted of killing six members of a family in Carnation, Washington, should face the death penalty.

Photo courtesy of Whatcom County.

Country’s top health agency may be coming to Lynden

The state is now asking the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for help.

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Ferndale Bike Maker sets up a showroom in Bellingham.

The Kona Bicycle Company’s new store will be in the 16-hundred block of State Street.


You can help send abused and neglected kids to camp

It’s the 20th annual drive by giving to benefit Royal Family Kids’ Camp.

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Annual Letter Carriers’ Food Drive is Saturday

You’re asked to set out non-perishable food well before your letter carrier’s normal pick-up time on Saturday.

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Teams transform wedding dresses into whatever they can dream up

The teams showed off their creations last week at Ragfinery in downtown Bellingham.


Local woman on mission to get bulletproof vests for police dogs

Government doesn't provide funding for Kevlar vests for police dogs


Two local lawmakers rank high on list of most missed votes

Republican Doug Ericksen missed 39, Democrat Kevin Ranker missed 25

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Motel 6 takes over the old Scottish Lodge in Ferndale

The Scottish Lodge closed for good a few months ago


Fly out of Bellingham to score cheap flights to Hawaii

Depending on time of year, you can save $150 to $200 dollars roundtrip

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Hoax threat forces lockdown at Kendall Elementary

Sheriff Bill Elfo says a computer generated call threatened to harm students.


Another setback for the Ski to Sea race

City of Bellingham revokes permission to use 100 Acre Wood area

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Father injures daughter’s boyfriend with cattle prod in Bellingham

Bellingham Police arrested Vincent Jones for zapping Norman Gerstner in late March because Gerstner was dating Jones’ daughter.


Local boy sick from E. coli outbreak now on kidney dialysis

Eight people hospitalized since outbreak began, up to 45 sick


Judge denies exception to 7-day limit on competency services

Judge says state should be more creative in finding solutions to problems


Inslee says much work to do before budget deal is reached

Budget negotiators meeting despite little visible action at Capitol


Land transfer equals money for schools

Conservation status for 3,000 acres to provide $7 million for public school construction projects

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County, city continue to sort Medic One duties

New property, equipment transfers agreed upon

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Sheriff: Whatcom County woman sets fires, then reports them

KGMI News Reporting By Tracy Ellis WHATCOM COUNTY, Wash. – A woman is in jail after the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office…


Recreational shellfish harvesting closed from Sandy Point to Point Roberts

The State Department of Health announced the closure on Wednesday for beaches from Sandy Point north to the Canadian boarder, including Points Roberts.

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Beleskey scores in OT, Ducks beat Chicago 5-4 in wild Game 5

Chicago Blackhawks center Brad Richards (91) waits for linesman Jean Morin, left, to release the puck in a face-off against Anaheim Ducks center Nate Thompson during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015.

Game 6 is Wednesday in Chicago.

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Harden helps Rockets stay alive, beat Warriors

Houston Rockets' James Harden (13) celebrates with teammate Pablo Prigioni (9) during the first half of Game 1 in a second-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Los Angeles Clippers, Monday, May 4, 2015, in Houston.

James Harden scored a playoff career-high 45 points and the Houston Rockets led from start to finish to avoid elimination in the Western Conference finals with a 128-115 victory over the Golden State Warriors in Game 4 on Monday night.

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Denver beats Maryland for 1st NCAA men’s lacrosse title

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Denver won its first NCAA men's lacrosse championship, beating Maryland 10-5 on Monday behind five goals from senior Wesley Berg.

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NFL player Ray McDonald arrested in domestic violence case

San Francisco 49ers defensive end Ray McDonald (91) lines up against the Arizona Cardinals during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz.

Police say Chicago Bears defensive end Ray McDonald has been accused of domestic violence in Northern California, the latest arrest for the former San Francisco 49er.

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PHOTOS: Dogs of Hollywood


Check out these celebs and their four-legged friends.

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