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2 weeks ago

How life is changing for plane crash survivor and local teen Autumn Veatch

A teenage plane crash survivor never thought a book would be written about her… until no

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2 weeks ago

Failing system threatens Whatcom County jail maintenance

The sheriff says if the system was to fail, prisoners would have to be evacuated to the already dangerously overcrowded main jail.

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2 weeks ago

Bellingham airport sees fewer passengers with weakening loonie

The plummeting loonie means it’s much more expensive for Canadians to travel in the US. The Bellingham Herald reports the airport had 16% fewer passengers last year and another drop is expected this year.

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2 weeks ago

Bellingham man faces a year in jail, following early morning break-in

Investigators say Matthew Plowman used a patio chair to break glass and enter the home at about 3am.

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Planned Parenthood to reopen clinic 6 months after arson

Police investigators have said someone threw a flammable object through the window causing a fire and no arrests have been made in connection with the incident.

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2 weeks ago

Subpoenas issued for documents about prisoners released

The subpoenas are issued to the Department of Corrections Secretary Dan Pacholke and the governor's general counsel.

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2 weeks ago

Family files wrongful death claim for woman who died in jail

The Daily Herald reports 62-year-old Marilyn Mowan reportedly committed suicide in the jail by drinking a lethal amount of water.

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2 weeks ago

Seattle mayor looks to open up parking lots to homeless

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray has announced an emergency order that will open up two parking lots to homeless people living inside their vehicles.

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Judge blocks lawyers from leaving Carnation killing case

A judge has denied a request by defense lawyers to be removed from the case of a woman accused of killing six family members.

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2 weeks ago

JBLM planning rocket artillery testing for March

The booms will be especially noticeable to residents in DuPont, Roy, Yelm and the Nisqually reservation.

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2 weeks ago

Spokane County sheriff criticizes Burns occupiers

Knezovich says sympathizers have taken to social media to warp the narrative surrounding the protest and accused mainstream media of doing little to combat the falsehoods.

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2 weeks ago

Students injured in school bus collision

Police say the school bus was carrying up to 40 students and was headed to Marshall Middle School this morning.

The devastating mudslide that killed 43 people last March in the community of Oso, Wash., is shown Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. The road through the slide area re-opened Monday night to two-way, 50 mph traffic and was realigned and raised as much as 20 feet in places. Crews also installed six new culverts.

2 weeks ago

Snohomish County closes on first buyout of land in Oso slide

Part of the agreement with FEMA requires the land to remain as open space, and to never be developed.

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2 weeks ago

State Senate passes charter school fix

The charter system previously received money from the same place as traditional public schools, but the Supreme Court ruled that unconstitutional last fall.

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2 weeks ago

New poll shows support for raising the smoking age in Washington

A survey by independent pollster Stuart Elway says 65 percent of voters back hiking the smoking age to 21.

prison

2 weeks ago

Failing jail cell doors expose security flaws

Sheriff Bill Elfo explains how the electronic control system for cell doors is on the verge of failure.

fire

2 weeks ago

Bellingham arsonist strikes again

Police: fire set in dumpster behind Sunset Safeway

livestock

2 weeks ago

Local ranchers affected by wildfires desperate for more hay to feed livestock

The state is giving ranchers half a million dollars to buy extra hay.

WCC

2 weeks ago

Democratic state leaders look to make community and technical college free

A group of democratic state lawmakers unveiled a proposal to make community college and technical college free. They're calling it the "Washington Promise Program."

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2 weeks ago

Whatcom County households struggle to cover basic needs

A new United Way Report says close to 20-percent of local households are below the poverty line and almost a quarter of households aren’t in poverty, but struggle to buy necessities.

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13 hours ago in Sports

Hola: Texans-Raiders in Mexico City on Nov. 21

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It is the first Monday night game to be played abroad. It will be televised live on ESPN in the United States, and on Televisa and ESPN in Mexico. Televisa owns Azteca Stadium, which has a capacity of about 95,000.

14 hours ago in Sports

Thomas’ mom to watch from the stands, not the cell this time

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The last time the Denver Broncos played in the Super Bowl, Katina Smith and her mother wore jerseys that they had crafted from strips of tape as they watched the game on their prison TV

17 hours ago in Sports

The weekend sports schedule

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Here’s a look at some of this weekend’s major sporting events.

17 hours ago in Sports

The week’s best sports shots

Mark Macaspac leaps off the Super Bowl 50 sign inside Super Bowl City Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, in San Francisco. The Denver Broncos will play the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

A look at some of the biggest moments and best plays in sports this week.

14 hours ago in Sports

USC athletic director Pat Haden to step down in June

Southern California athletic director Pat Haden speaks with the media during a press conference after an NCAA college football practice in Los Angeles Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015. He named the Trojans' offensive coordinator, Clay Helton, to take over for head coach Steve Sarkisian, whom Haden fired Monday. (AP Photo/Richard Hartog)

The former USC quarterback also received criticism for his handling of coach Steve Sarkisian, who has sued the school over his termination last year.

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