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A new bill would punish Johns not prostitutes

Prostitutes wouldn't be the only ones punished under a new bill

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The Powerball jackpot is getting big

Now may be a good time to buy a Powerball ticket

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Two mudslides shut down rail traffic

Rail traffic suspended between Seattle and Everett

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Help is out there for victims of recent floods

The victims of recent state floods can get help

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Bellingham area home sales/prices up, foreclosures down

The good economic news continues for the Bellingham-area.

In this photo taken Oct. 23, 2012, a dilapidated structure is seen jutting out into the Strait of Georgia along the beach just south of the location of a proposed coal exporting terminal in Ferndale, Wash., just north of Bellingham, Wash. In the distance behind are an existing aluminum plant and oil refinery. The progressive college town of Bellingham is at the center of one of the fiercest environmental debates in the region: should the Northwest become a hub for exporting U.S. coal to Asia? A proposal to build one of as many as five coal terminals here has divided the town, pitting union and businesses that welcome jobs against environmentalists who worry about coal dust and greenhouse gas emissions. A trade group is running TV ads touting the projects, while numerous cities such as Seattle and Portland are opposing coal trains through their communities.

Corps to Lummi: Permit process continues, need more info

The Army Corps of Engineers isn’t ready yet to kill the Gateway Pacific Coal Terminal project.

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Measles cause concern about unvaccinated students

As measles continues to spread, new legislation in Olympia would not allow “personal beliefs” to be a reason to not vaccinate a child.

New England Patriots strong safety Malcolm Butler (21) intercepts a pass during the second half of NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game against the Seattle Seahawks Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz.

Obit: ‘We blame Seahawks lousy play call for Mike’s death’

The family of a Seahawks fan who died after the Super Bowl says he would have enjoyed the dig at the team they put in the last line of his obituary

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Bellingham couple who fled with kids found in Calif.

Three missing children at the center of a Bellingham child welfare case have been found with their parents in California.

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Washington lawmakers may ban keeping whales captive

Washington state lawmakers are considering whether to outlaw keeping whales and dolphins captive for entertainment, even if the marine mammal was bred in captivity.

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Washington health exchange 81,000 short of enrollment goal

The Washington health exchange is 81,000 short of its goal for signing people up for insurance this year.

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Special election on environmental board coming up

You must ask for a ballot to vote in special environmental election

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A state bill would reduce exemptions for vaccines

Personal beliefs may soon not be enough to not vaccinate your chlidren

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Missing Bellingham family may be in California

The Bellingham family on the run from state child protective services has been spotted in California.

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New farm supply store in old Cost Cutter

From groceries to farm supplies… the former Cost Cutter building in Lynden will soon have a new tenant.

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Healthy Pet, healthy workers

A Ferndale company known for its healthy pet products is also being recognized for its healthy employees.

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Last Seahawks flag raised over Seattle Space Needle

"Thank You Seahawks" flag flies over Seattle

FILE -- In this March 26, 2013 file photo, Republican state Sen. Doug Ericksen, left, and Democratic state Sen. Kevin Ranker listen to testimony from a climate change skeptic at a hearing in Olympia, Wash. Flush with cash from California billionaire Tom Steyer, a Washington state environmental group is backing candidates this November who they think can help Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee pass ambitious climate change legislation. The Washington Conservation Voters Action Fund has given about $345,000 to a newly formed group that has started running negative ads to unseat Ericksen, who has been a vocal critic of some Inslee ideas to curb carbon pollution.

Ericksen introduces bipartisan energy plan

KGMI News Reporting By Karen Taylor OLYMPIA, Wash. — State Senator Doug Ericksen of Ferndale has unveiled a bipartisan energy…

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Industrial hemp could soon be legal to grow

Industrial hemp could soon be freely grown in Washington state for the first time in 70 years.

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Washington lawmakers pushing electric car ownership

Even with gas prices hovering around the $2 per gallon mark, Washington state lawmakers are pushing bills to encourage more Washington drivers to drive electric cars.

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A look at some of Hollywood's most memorable headlines.

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Turn it down: Study says millions at risk for hearing loss

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A new study shows almost half of all 12 to 35-year-olds listen to unsafe levels of music on their personal audio devices or cellphones.

in Sports

Travis Kvapil’s NASCAR car stolen from hotel before race

NASCAR driver Travis Kvapil uses a cell phone in the garage at Atlanta Motor Speedway Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, in Hampton, Ga. Kvapil's NASCAR Sprint Cup car was stolen early Friday, forcing him to withdraw from a race this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Police say Travis Kvapil's NASCAR Sprint Cup car has been stolen ahead of a race this weekend near Atlanta.

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Earl Lloyd, first black player in NBA, dies at 86

FILE - In this April 1955 file photo, Fort Wayne's Mel Hutchins (9) and Syracuse's Earl Lloyd (11) reach for the ball during an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis. Lloyd, the first black player in NBA history, died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. He was 86. Lloyd's alma mater, West Virginia State, confirmed the death. It did not provide details. Lloyd made his NBA debut in 1950 for the Washington Capitals, just before fellow black players Sweetwater Clifton and Chuck Cooper played their first games.

The Associated Press Earl Lloyd, the first black player in NBA history, died Thursday. He was 86. Lloyd’s alma mater,…

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Vanderbilt AD says Stallings’ outburst handled internally

Vanderbilt head coach Kevin Stallings yells to his team in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Missouri Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn.

Vanderbilt athletic director David Williams says coach Kevin Stallings' outburst after the Commodores' win at Tennessee was "unfortunate" and he will handle the issue internally.

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