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Blaine’s only pot shop open for business

State limited small border town to one recreational store

In this graphic provided by the Washington State Liquor Control Board, a logo that will be used for labeling legal marijuana produced in Washington state is shown. Officials released a preliminary draft of regulations for growing and selling legalized marijuana Thursday, May 16, 2013. Voters last November made Washington and Colorado the first states to legalize the sale of taxed marijuana to adults over 21 at state-licensed stores.

Lawmakers seek to rein in unregulated medical pot shops

Would require same testing standards as recreational pot

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Lawmakers at odds over ‘real’ identification cards

KGMI News Reporting By Tracy Ellis, Karen Taylor with Associated Press OLYMPIA, Wash. — A federal plan to require ‘real’…

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Lucky Seahawks fans could win Super Bowl tickets

KGMI News Reporting By Tracy Ellis & Associated Press SEATTLE, Wash. — After watching their team win with a series…

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Man attempts to lure child

Attempted child luring case

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Bellingham Police looking for man suspected of attempted luring

A young girl says an older man tried to lure her to his car

In this graphic provided by the Washington State Liquor Control Board, a logo that will be used for labeling legal marijuana produced in Washington state is shown. Officials released a preliminary draft of regulations for growing and selling legalized marijuana Thursday, May 16, 2013. Voters last November made Washington and Colorado the first states to legalize the sale of taxed marijuana to adults over 21 at state-licensed stores.

Proposal in Olympia would cut legal pot taxes

Taxes on pot could drop 30-percent

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Washington bill would make fourth-offense DUI a felony

Felony charge would go from fifth-offense DUI to fourth-offense

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Panel suggests 11 percent raise for Washington lawmakers

Panel will make a final decision on the raises in May

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Lynden rivals battle each other and cancer

Both schools are asking fans to wear black to recognize cancer's impact on the community

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Colleges consider arming campus cops

Western Washington Universities police force have carried guns for a quarter century

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Dropping Canadian dollar could hurt county economy

Tourism Vancouver says the turning point could come if the Loonie dropped to 75 cents

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Attorney General wants to raise Washington smoking age to 21

Similar bills failed in the last two years in two western states and New Jersey

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Truck driver passes out, dies after semi rolls into ditch

The Vancouver driver was just south of the border when another trucker found him unresponsive

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Bills introduced that pave way for new medical school

The proposal would eliminate the University of Washington's exclusive right on a med school

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Ottawa police arrest former Bellingham eye doctor after hotel evacuation

Police evacuated the hotel overnight because of a possible threat

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County car sales ticked up in 2014

Wilson Motors sold the most new cars last year

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Special election covers school bonds, mergers

Voters will soon be getting a ballot in the mail for a February special election

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Auditor’s Office: $2M taxpayer dollars unaccounted for

36 Whatcom County governments are included in that total

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“Alabama Band Robber” faces nearly a decade behind bars

Ryan Hardesty robbed a Bellingham bank twice in the same month

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This weekend in entertainment history

In this film publicity image released by 20th Century Fox, the character Neytiri, voiced by Zoe Saldana, left, and the character Jake, voiced by Sam Worthington are shown in a scene from, "Avatar." The film was nominated Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010 for an Oscar for best picture. The 82nd Academy Awards will be presented on March 7.

A look back on some of Hollywood's most notable headlines.

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If regular people picked the Oscars, ‘American Sniper’ would win

In this image released by Warner Bros. Pictures, Kyle Gallner, left, and Bradley Cooper appear in a scene from "American Sniper."

If ordinary Americans voted for the Academy Awards, the portrait of a sharpshooter in the Iraq war, would be the best picture winner.

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Pharrell heading to ‘The Simpsons’

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The "Happy" hitmaker and the famous Vivienne Westwood hat he wore to the Grammys are heading to Springfield.

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Elders play Grand Theft Auto V

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They have no problem shooting people, but they refuse to run a red light!

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Regina Hall almost became a nun

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The "Think Like a Man" star missed out on becoming a nun because some of her "numbers" were too high.