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CORRECTS FROM CHIARA ROSE TO CHIARA D’ANGELO-In this Friday, May 22, 2015 photo provided by Reese Semanko, a woman identified as Chiara D’Angelo has suspended herself in a climbing harness from the anchor chain of the Royal Dutch Shell support ship Arctic Challenger in the harbor at Bellingham, Wash. Rob Lewis, spokesman for protest organizers Rising Tide Bellingham, said she was protesting Shell's plan for Arctic drilling. The Coast Guard said it has no plans to remove her but has impounded the activists' support vessels. The ship isn't scheduled to leave the port for several days.

‘Arctic Challenger’ protesters cited by Coast Guard, face possible fine

The Coast Guard says it’s citing four people involved in a protest of the ‘Arctic Challenger’ over Memorial Day weekend and could face a monetary penalty.


Newly released numbers show rise in whooping cough

Health officials say whooping cough is on the rise in Washington state.

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Police investigate arson, suspicious chemicals at school

Seattle police increased patrols around Nova High School.

In this photo taken Sept. 30, 2014, the U.S. Open Championship trophy is shown near the signature lone tree at Chambers Bay, the host course for the 2015 U.S. Open Championship in University Place, Wash.

County blocks media from lawmaker meetings at US Open

Presentation that lawmakers will attend in exchange for free admission to this month's U.S. Open golf championship will be closed to the media.

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Spokane police looking at additional cases against Aguirre

Spokane police say they are continuing to investigate a former Pasco police officer.

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Washington charter school gets last chance to show progress

The statewide Charter School Commission has voted to give Washington's first charter school one last chance.

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New developments in oil battle in Seattle

Shell's using a Port Of Seattle Terminal to prepare for exploratory oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean.

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Attorney: Man shot by Olympia police is paralyzed

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — An attorney representing the Olympia stepbrothers who were shot by a police officer last month says…

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Kulshan Brewery now has two Bellingham locations

The new operation also has a taproom, which is good news for Kulshan fans who sometimes can’t find a seat.


Man accused of murder in Whatcom County is guilty, but not of murder

A jury convicted William Smith of manslaughter in the killing of Jeremy McClellan in March.


Your local hospital: now with ‘room service’

St. Joseph Hospital giving patients new-and-improved food options


Big break in the Lynden E. coli outbreak investigation

E. coli was probably there before Milk Makers Fest

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‘Cutting challenge’ concerns parents

Some Bellingham-area schoolchildren cutting themselves, posting photos to social media

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County cats beaten

Three cats apparently beaten, one fatally, in Custer

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Firefighters face Thunder Creek Fire

A crew from California will help fight the lightning-caused blaze

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Slain man in Pullman was helping son move

An autopsy has found that a 58-year-old Sammamish man who was killed in Pullman last weekend died of blunt force trauma to the head.

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Groups sue agency to block Shell’s Arctic offshore drilling

Ten environmental groups are suing a federal agency over its approval of drilling permits off Alaska's northwest coast.


Man with epilepsy charged in fatal head-on crash

Pierce County prosecutors have charged a Lakewood man suffering from epilepsy with vehicular homicide and assault.

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Official: Plan to cut tuition could hurt prepaid plan

The state treasurer says a plan by Senate Republicans to cut college tuition could hurt Washington's prepaid college-tuition program.

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Police: $100,000 in product taken in Seattle pot heist

Seattle police say two burglars grabbed more than $100,000 worth of marijuana products during an overnight heist at three medical marijuana businesses.

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