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Shell seeks modified permit for Arctic offshore drilling

Royal Dutch Shell PLC has applied to amend its federal permit to allow drilling into oil-bearing rock in the Arctic Ocean off Alaska's northwest coast.

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Convicted Whatcom County killer sentenced to 18-years in prison 

William Smith stabbed Jeremy McClellan to death in March off of Pacific Highway.


Bellingham woman accused of killing husband, son held on $1,000,000 bail

This was her first court appearance since the mid-July killings because she was in the hospital recovering from a gunshot wound.

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Higher-than-anticipated participation in Bellingham rental registration

It has been ten days since the city’s August first deadline for the new rental registration and inspection program.

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Portion of Loomis Trail Road closed

If the route for your morning commute includes Loomis Trail Road near Portal Way just south of Blaine, prepare for a two-week detour.

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State trooper helps deliver baby on I-5

Woman goes into labor on way to hospital


Injured hiker rescued near Mt. Baker

20-year-old hurt in fall on Heliotrope Ridge

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Activists push Democrat presidential candidate out of Seattle speech

Bernie Sanders pushed aside by Black Lives Matter protesters


Smoky Everson fire burns through sawdust piles

Firefighters battle smoldering fire for hours

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Newest figures: Washington’s “Death With Dignity” Act

More than 700 terminally ill patients have used the law since it was enacted in 2009.

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Washington justices: Attorney-client privacy not absolute

Washington's Supreme Court says arrested suspects do not have a right to total privacy in conversations with their lawyers.

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Murray introduces bill to return bones to tribes

U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., has introduced a bill to return the bones of Kennewick Man to a group of Columbia Basin tribes.


Bernie Sanders brings campaign to West Coast

Bernie Sanders brings campaign to West Coast SEATTLE (AP) — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is taking his presidential bid to…

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Federal agents install video surveillance cameras in Seattle

Federal agents have installed video surveillance cameras in Seattle's Central District.

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Investigation done, review next for Olympia police shooting

The Thurston County Prosecutor says that the investigation into a white police officer who shot two black men is complete, but it will be several weeks before his office makes any decisions on whether charges should be filed.


State Patrol wants you to know about a phone scam

Scammers use “spoofing” software. It makes the call appear to be from the State Patrol on caller id.

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Whatcom Trooper Dies on duty

A State Patrol Trooper from Whatcom County died from a medical emergency while doing his job Thursday.

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Whatcom Sheriff: Man exposes himself to families at Silver Lake Park

Whatcom County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 42-year-old Brandon Crabtree.

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852 Whatcom County students are homeless

The Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction says more than 32,500 kids attending school in the state are homeless, including 852 in Whatcom County.

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Tokyo wins Little League title, beating Lewisberry 18-11

Japan LLWS champs

Pennsylvania scored 10 times in the bottom of the first but Japan responded with seven runs in the second, four in the third inning and five in the sixth.

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Maria Sharapova pulls out of US Open


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Montana stuns North Dakota State in college football opener

Montana's Joey Counts scores the game winning touchdown against North Dakota State

Joey Counts scored on a 1-yard run on fourth-and-goal with 2 seconds left to give the Grizzlies a 38-35 victory Saturday in the Football Championship Subdivision showdown.

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10 of the most memorable MTV Video Music Awards moments


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