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Oil train derails in Seattle rail yard; no spill

Bakken crude oil train bound for Anacortes derails

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Bellingham hits new rain record

Nearly three-quarters inch of rain falls in Bellingham

A DC-10 air tanker pulls up after dropping fire retardant over a wildfire Saturday, July 19, 2014, near Carlton, Wash. A wind-driven, lightning-caused wildfire racing through rural north-central Washington destroyed about 100 homes Thursday and Friday, leaving behind solitary brick chimneys and burned-out automobiles as it blackened hundreds of square miles in the scenic Methow Valley northeast of Seattle.

Downpour big help to firefighters

Huge wildfire now half contained

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New magazine highlights NW’s best kept secrets

New NW tour and magazine reaches out to Canadians

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New safety rules proposed to curb oil train fires

Oil train speed limit would not apply in Whatcom County

Smoke from an Israeli strike rises over Gaza City, Thursday, July 24, 2014. Israeli tanks and warplanes bombarded the Gaza Strip on Thursday, as Hamas militants stuck to their demand for the lifting of an Israeli and Egyptian blockade in the face of U.S. efforts to reach a cease-fire.

Bellingham City Council to consider Gaza resolution

Local group asks city to take stand on violence against Palestinians

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Primary election ballots are out

Primary vote due Aug. 5

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Record rain expected today, tomorrow

Rainfall could break July records

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Local jobless rate tumbles

WA unemployment rate down more than one percentage point

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Pilot survives helicopter crash

Helicopter crashes near Oso, injuring pilot

A DC-10 air tanker pulls up after dropping fire retardant over a wildfire Saturday, July 19, 2014, near Carlton, Wash. A wind-driven, lightning-caused wildfire racing through rural north-central Washington destroyed about 100 homes Thursday and Friday, leaving behind solitary brick chimneys and burned-out automobiles as it blackened hundreds of square miles in the scenic Methow Valley northeast of Seattle.

Wildfire now 16 percent contained

Senators ask for money to fight wildfires

A line of fire snakes along a hillside at dusk Friday, July 18, 2014, in Winthrop, Wash. A fire racing through rural north-central Washington destroyed about 100 homes, leaving behind smoldering rubble, solitary brick chimneys and burned-out automobiles as it blackened hundreds of square miles. Friday's dawn revealed dramatic devastation, with the Okanagan County town of Pateros, home to 650 people, hit especially hard.

Local woman driving donations to wildfire victims

Local campaign helping fire victims in central Washington

A searcher walks amidst a massive pile of debris at the scene of a deadly mudslide, Thursday, March 27, 2014, in Oso, Wash.

Last body found in Oso mudslide

Final Oso victim recovered

SR 530 covered in mud from landslide in Oso, March 22, 2014

Mud covering SR 530 in Oso after the landslide on March 22, 2014.

Scientists release Oso mudslide causes

Rainfall, other factors triggered Oso slide

President Barack Obama accompanied by Col. David L. Almand, Commander of 89th Airlift Wing, walks toward Air Force One upon arrival at Andrews Air Force Base in Md., on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, en route to Seattle in a three-day West Coast trip includes at least five fundraising events in Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Obama visit makes bad traffic worse

President in Seattle for political fundraisers

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Public access TV coming to Bellingham

City to allow public access on local TV channel

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Council member to council: Acronyms too confusing

Overuse of acronyms in government criticized

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Washington loses latest bid for education agility

U.S. Department of Education denies latest Wash. request

Fans at CenturyLink Field watch during the first quarter of an NFC divisional playoff NFL football game between the Seattle Seahawks and the New Orleans Saints in Seattle, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014.

Ticket scalpers hit the playing field

Warning: Scammers targeting Seahawk fans

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Firefighters optimistic over progress

Man speaks about losing house in wildfire

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