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13 people hospitalized after Washington’s electronic dance show Freaknight

The majority of the hospitalizations were related to alcohol or drug use.

State Patrol struggles to recruit and retain troopers

Spokesman Kyle More says some new hires end up leaving for jobs with local law enforcement agencies that pay better.

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We have links to the results page and where you can find your closest ballot drop box

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Four boats sank after a fire at Seattle Marina on Lake Union

Four boats sank and seven others were damaged in an early Monday morning fire at a Seattle Marina.

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New Bellingham housing project provides for local farm workers

A new Bellingham housing project will give local farm workers a place to live.

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Smoke damage, but no injuries in Bellingham fire

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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Alcoa idles Intalco smelter near Ferndale

Company blames low aluminum prices


The road to Artist Point closes after a long run this summer

Snow over the weekend prompted the closing


Lawyers, mental health experts fighting for rights of sexual predators on McNeil Island

The Special Commitment Center on McNeil Island houses about 250 men who were found by a judge to be sexually…


Open enrollment for Washington’s health exchange

Open enrollment for Washington’s health exchange started yesterday. It’s also a chance for current subscribers to change their existing coverage.…


Recent storms bring flooding in Washington

The latest storm brought snow to the cascades and flooding to the lowlands. Brian Park and his family created their…


Voting is no time for funny business, says Thurston County auditor

Putting fake or joke names on your ballot may seem funny, but the Thurston county auditor isn’t laughing. Auditor Mary…


Washington gives new names to geographic features of state

The Washington state committee on geographic names has approved new names for geographic features in Grays Harbor,¬†Jefferson, and Pierce counties.…


Chipotle customers hit by E.coli outbreak

Health experts worry the number of e-coli cases linked to Chipotle restaurants could grow in Washington and Oregon. So far,…

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Paul McCartney explains his name


McCartney's given name is James Paul McCartney, and his father has the same name.

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Elton John marks World AIDS Day with call to action


The "Rocket Man" star has spent years campaigning and raising money to fight HIV/AIDS with his Elton John AIDS Foundation, and he recently announced a special partnership with the U.S. government.

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Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber to argue for new trial

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is pictured in an undated FBI handout photo

Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are due in court on Tuesday to seek a new trial for their client, who was sentenced to death in June for the 2013 bomb attack that killed three people and injured more than 260.

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Kentucky remains on top


The Wildcats are off to a 7-0 start and got 59 of the first place votes.

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