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Seattle fire crews receive 20 pet oxygen masks

A company called Invisible Fence Brand of Seattle donated 20 pet oxygen masks to the department

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Sheriff’s office: 3 dead in homicide-suicide at SW Wash home

Sgt. Alex Schoening said the three killed Tuesday apparently include a husband, wife and an adult female relative

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

16-year-old Bellingham girl survives plane crash, walks for days through North Cascades

Autumn Veatch was picked up by a driver Monday after she hiked through a thick forest to safety in what a rescuer called a miracle

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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.

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