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Vanishing NW seabirds linked to herring decline

Biologists notice decline of coastal bird species

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Class sizeĀ initiativeĀ makes Washington ballot

Signatures put school initiative on ballot

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Border patrol now hiring

2,000 job positions open up at border

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Firefighter’s license suspended over sexual misconduct

Firefighter loses licence over child rape charges

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.

Cost of Washington wildfires so far: $50 million

Wildfire costs already reaching breaking point

Aerial view of the Stillguamish River and SR 530 after the March 22, 2014 landslide

The Oso landslide on March 22 resulted in the damming of the Stillaguamish River in Snohomish County. Mud covering the area, including SR 530 is a mile wide.

Independent commission to look into Oso mudslide

State appoints commission to review land use in slide prone areas

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Two weeks, two similar bank robberies

Bellingham bank robberies likely connected

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Another Friday Afternoon Bellingham Bank Robbery

A Washington Federal on Lakeway Drive is robbed.

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.

Firefighters gain better control of historic wildfire

More than half of Cartlon Complex fire contained

Photo provided by Whatcom County Parks and Recreation

Nature reserve closed temporarily for construction

Stimpson Family Nature Reserve gains bathroom facility

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Fred Meyer to pump up busy gas station

Lakeway Fred Meyer plans to expand gas station

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Regional report says coal train traffic doesn’t make cents

New study: Coal terminals bad for economy

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Lynden councilmember: Fireworks not a priority

Firework rules not on Lynden agenda

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Police catch pistol whipping robbers

Man uses pruning shears against armed robbers

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Bellingham rain storm breaks two records

Downpour sets July records

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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 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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Today in entertainment history: July 29

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A look back at the Hollywood headlines that went down in history.

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Concert-goes hospitalized during Keith Urban show

Keith Urban arrives at the 56th annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, in Los Angeles.

Things got a bit crazy at Keith Urban's Massachusetts show on Saturday night.

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The Beatles wanted to film ‘Lord of the Rings’

FILE- This is a 1967 handout image from Parlophone of The British group, The Beatles,. From left, are: Ringo Starr, John Lennon, Paul McCartney; and George Harrison. The woman who as a child was the basis for the Beatles song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" is gravely ill. It was thought by many at the time that the psychedelic song from Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band was a paean to LSD because of the initials in the title, but it was actually based on a drawing that John Lennon's young son Julian brought home from school. He told his father the drawing was of Lucy in the sky with diamonds. Lucy Vodden, now living in Surrey just outside of London _ drifted apart after schoolyard days, but they have gotten back in touch as Lennon has tried to help Vodden cope with Lupus, a life-threatening disease.

Peter Jackson reveals John Lennon could have played Gollum in a Stanley Kubrick directed LOTR adaptation.

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Fans support campaign to keep Sean Bean alive in new show

British actor Sean Bean arrives for a special UK screening of Cleanskin, at the Mayfair Hotel in central London, Monday, March 5, 2012.

The "Game of Thrones" actor has died more than 20 times in his career, and fans want it to stop.

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‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ sequel set for 2017

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Marvel unveils plans to press ahead with a sequel to "Guardians of the Galaxy," days before the superhero movie even hits theaters.