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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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Ecology wants feedback on clean-fuels rule

The state Department of Ecology is seeking feedback on a controversial rule aimed at reducing the carbon pollution of transportation fuels over time.

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Surrey youth soccer coach arrested for trying to have sex with a minor

Tried to meet "girl" for sex in Skagit County park

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Police ask for help finding kidnapping suspect

Police are looking for a man they say kidnapped a woman in Bellingham on Super Bowl Sunday.

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The Lummi tribe won’t meet with the GPT backers

Lummi chairman tells GPT backers "we have nothing to talk about"

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Washington to receive $21M in financial settlement

The state of Washington will receive more than $21 million as its share of a settlement with Standard & Poor's Financial Services for its role in the financial crisis eight years ago.

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House panel to hear proposal to eliminate graduation exams

Two bills being heard in the House Education Committee on Tuesday would eliminate the need to pass statewide tests to earn a high school diploma.

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Bill would end daylight saving time in Washington

Some lawmakers want to end the annual shift to daylight saving time and put Washington on standard time year around.

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Whatcom woman shocked by TurboTax fraud

Some TurboTax users are in shock after they find out someone else had already filed their taxes.

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Mt. Baker snow board race moved

The Legendary Banked Slalom scheduled for February 19th through the 22nd… is being pushed back one month.

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Lead thief sentenced to prison

He stole nearly a quarter-of-a million dollars in lead… now he’s headed to prison for a year.

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Bellingham Schools expands two early childhood programs

Promise Kindergarten in its second year, GRADS program now at Sehome

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DelBene proposes new online privacy protections

It touts bipartisan support and calls for the government to secure a search warrant based on probable cause before intercepting online communications and geodata.

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January temps make top 10, warm weather to continue

January was a warm one, and warmer temperatures are expected to stick around for a while.

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State wants to find missing Rengo children

The three children are considered missing persons

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Gas price tumble may soon be over

Bellingham's average price is $2.12, some as low as $1.83

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Slowing rate of measles shots worries Oregon health official

A state health official says the vaccination rate for measles in Oregon has gotten low enough to cause concern the disease could spread.

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Bellingham house fire likely caused by candle

Candles may have caused Bellingham house fire

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Whatcom County may get more relaxed meth cleanup standards

Standards for meth cleanup may relax in Whatcom County

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