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The Legislative building at the Washington state Capitol is shown at dusk Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 in Olympia, Wash. The 105-day legislative session begins Monday, Jan. 12, 2015 with the expectation that it could be a tough few months for lawmakers.

Under investigation, youth hockey seeks labor law exemption

In a hearing before the Washington state Senate's Commerce and Labor Committee Wednesday, officials from the state's four WHL teams and the league office said the league might have to pull out of Washington if state law isn't changed to consider amateur athletes non-employees.

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Mariners prospect hospitalized after boating accident

Righthanded pitcher Victor Sanchez was hospitalized in Venezuela

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Five Whatcom County teams in the latest A.P. prep basketball poll

This is the final poll of the season from the Associated Press. All teams are on to district play in the postseason.

File Photo: Kings Knights boys basketball team at Kings High School. December 2014. Photo Credit: Doug Lange

‘Miracle’ that Shoreline basketball team survived bus crash

The coach and members of the of the King's High School boys basketball team say it was a "miracle" no one was seriously hurt when their bus overturned after game with L.C.

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Packers release Bostick, who mishandled Seattle onside kick

The Packers blew a 16-0 lead in the 28-22 overtime loss to the Seahawks, who benefited from a pair of special teams mistakes

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Pair of P-O-W awards for WWU athletes

Milbrandt for men's track and Fine for softball

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin (89) celebrates a touchdown with wide receiver Jermaine Kearse (15) during the second half of NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game against the New England Patriots Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz.

Hawks WR Doug Baldwin apologizes for Super Bowl antics

"Angry Doug" says it was directed at New England Patriots cornerback Darrelle Revis.

Vancouver Canucks head coach Willie Desjardins, back left, yells at his players on the bench as they face the Colorado Avalanche in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Denver, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014.

Canucks hold off Wild 3-2

Henrik Sedin lead the way with a goal and an assist, and Bo Horvat also scored for Vancouver.

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Prep Playoff Scoreboard: Somers leads Lynden past Squalicum

The Sehome boys fall to Anacortes on a buzzer beater in Mt. Vernon.

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Bells Add Two from Stanford University to 2015 Roster

Returning to the Bells is pitcher Andrew Summerville for summer 2015.

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Bellingham Slam suspending operations for 2015 season

The International Basketball League, the league which the Slam has competed in for the last seven seasons, has opted to pursue a different model in 2015 which does not align with the Slam’s mission.

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No. 7 Arizona routs Washington State

No. 7 Arizona routed Washington State 86-59 on Sunday night.

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Bellingham splits series with West Sound

The Bellingham Blazers split a weekend series with the West Sound Warriors, winning 6-4 on Friday night and losing 5-1 on Saturday night.

Arizona State coach Herb Sendek speaks with Kodi Justice (44) and Bo Barnes (33) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Oregon State in Corvallis, Ore., Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015. Oregon State won 55-47.

Blakes scores 23, leads Sun Devils past Huskies

Arizona State won on the road for just the second time this season, beating Washington 78-68 on Sunday afternoon.

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Former Seattle Sonics star Spencer Haywood among Hall of Fame finalists

Haywood played five season for Seattle between 1970-and 1975. He averaged 24.9 points and 12.1 rebounds per game for the Sonics.

Gonzaga’s Kevin Pangos (4) celebrates with Kyle Dranginis (3) during the second half of an NCAA basketball game against New Mexico State, in Spokane, Wash., on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013.

Pangos leads No. 3 Gonzaga over Pepperdine, 56-48

Gonzaga has the nation's longest home winning streak at 40 games and is the first team in the nation to reach 26 wins this season.

UCLA's Zach LaVine, right, is greeted by NBA commissioner Adam Silver after being selected 13th overall by the Minnesota Timberwolves during the 2014 NBA draft, Thursday, June 26, 2014, in New York

Former Bothell High School star Zach Lavine wins slam dunk contest

The former BHS Cougar was selected 13th overall by the Minnesota Timberwolves during the 2014 NBA draft.

Calgary Flames head coach Bob Hartley stands behind his bench during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh Friday, Dec. 12, 2014. The Penguins won 3-1.

Monahan scores 2, Bouma gets winner as Flames beat Canucks

Bouma came into the season with six goals in 121 career games.

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WWU Women rolls past Western Oregon

Guard Taylor Peacocke had a game-high 18 points to lead a balanced attack as Western Washington University rolled to an 81-48 victory over Western Oregon University on Saturday.

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