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Orca whale found with hook caught in his mouth

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration fisheries says the orca is a 12-year-old male known as J-39 and does not appear to be injured.

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Seattle’s very own “UP” house

Seattle's very own "UP" house named after the Pixar movie, became famous after it's owner refused a $1 million dollar offer from commercial builders.

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City and County still at loggerheads over jail, as clock ticks

The County Council takes up the issue tonight

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Despite misconduct, prosecutors rarely face discipline

MARTHA BELLISLE, Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — Prosecutors in Washington and elsewhere whose conduct causes cases to be thrown out…

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Army to test rockets at Joint Base Lewis-McChord

The Army is looking to conduct a test to determine whether soldiers can fire rockets at a Joint Base Lewis-McChord training area.

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Central Washington wildfire grows to 25 square miles

A lightning-caused fire in Central Washington has burned 25 square miles near Lake Chelan, and officials are concerned more thunderstorms could be on the way.

Wash. governor praises Obama’s plan to cut emissions

Governor Jay Inslee has praised President Barack Obama's plan to limit greenhouses gas emissions from U.S. power plants.

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Whatcom retailers see sales growth in first quarter

Overall retail sales were up nearly 5-and-a-half percent compared to the first three months of last year.

Lynden Voter

It’s primary Election Day in Whatcom County

You have until 8 o’clock Tuesday night to turn in ballots at one of nine drop boxes throughout Whatcom County.

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Whatcom Criminals charged fees that fund system designed to put them away

The National Association for Public Defense says a small infraction can become “a life-changing struggle to satisfy ever-mounting debt.

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More students to receive state-funded full-day kindergarten

The new schools increase the total number of schools providing state-funded full day kindergarten to 847 in 261 districts.

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Whatcom County cat owner found cat with a bullet in his spine

Iesha Bliss' tabby cat and "momma's boy" Chester Cheeto was found with pieces of a bullet in his spine. During surgery, vet's found the damage was irreparable and the cat was put to sleep.

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Ivar’s Salmon House takes big step

The owner menu prices so he could pay his employees 15-dollars an hour....two years before the city's wage law begins a several-year phase in. To offset the higher prices food and drinks, they're telling customers NOT to leave a tip.

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Mt. Vernon man faces child pornography charges

Richard Latimer is accused of possessing and distributing child pornography.

Legal Docket Justice

Newly crowned Miss Tri Cities loses her title

Miss Tri Cities Maeloni Ogle was stripped of her new title Miss Tri Cities 2015 when the pageant Director Dot Stewart learned of her recent misdemeanor.

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Seattle CEO who pays employees $70k each having troubles

Seattle CEO Dan Price has received praise cutting his own salary so his employees would get a raise. But the big move is costing him business at Gravity Payments.

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Fatal motorcycle crash causes small fire

A motorcyclist dies trying to pass a Honda on State Route-9.

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Gas tax increases

The first of two gas tax hikes to pay for a 16-billion dollar transportation plan.

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Bobby Wagner, highest paid middle linebacker in NFL

Bobby Wagner signs a big contract with Seattle Seahawks.

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U.S. Open: Serena advances to second round 

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The world's top-ranked player is trying to become the first player since 1988 to complete a calendar Grand Slam.

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Jimbo Fisher names Golson starting QB for No. 10 Florida State

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Fisher says Golson "has a good grasp of things. Making reads, plays and getting on the edge with his legs when he has to,"

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WHAT’S ON: New on Netflix, Amazon & Hulu in September

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September is shaping up to be a good month for streaming some hit movies and the TV series you've been meaning to check out.

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Steelers WR Martavis Bryant suspended for 4 games

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Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant has been suspended by the NFL for the first four games of the regular season.

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Milwaukee funding for new NBA arena goes before public

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Milwaukee's top development official and its chief financial officer will soon present details showing the proposed final piece of a $500 million funding puzzle for a new arena for the NBA's Bucks.

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