Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, second from left, walks back to his office after giveing his annual State of the State speech, Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, to a joint session of the Washington Legislature in Olympia, Wash.

Governors announce Super Bowl food bank donations

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker and New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan announced Thursday morning they're each sending win-or-lose donations to food pantries to help celebrate the game.

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Whatcom County city changes name before Super Bowl

Welcome to beautiful “12-dale” Washington

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Ferndale woman dies in Everett hit and run

A Whatcom County woman is dead after a car hit her south of Everett

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Oil trains top priority for lawmakers in both Washingtons

Oil train wrecks have federal and state lawmakers pushing hard for change

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Gun legislation priority for Olympia lawmakers

Guns continue to be in the crosshairs for State Legislators

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Berry farmer defends “rest break” pay practice

Workers' advocates are suing for rest breaks to be paid separate from piece work

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Bellingham police post pictures of suspected robbers

Bellingham police looking for suspects in robbery


County Councilmember resigns before term ends

A longstanding conservative voice on the Whatcom County Council is stepping down.

Seattle Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch leaves at the beginning of media day for NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in Phoenix.

Lynch at Media Day: ‘I’m here so I don’t get fined’

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch constantly repeated "I'm here so I don't get fined" for five minutes before leaving the podium at Media Day.

Washington Democrats oppose national education standards

Leaders of the Washington state Democratic Party passed a resolution this past weekend condemning the national education standards known as the Common Core.


Washington teacher, researcher testify before Congress

A Seattle elementary school teacher at a University of Washington researcher testified before Congress Tuesday on the federal education law known as No Child Left Behind.

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Senate bill calls for end to Seattle tunnel project

Two state senators want to kill the Seattle tunnel project and bury Bertha, the broken down drilling machine, so the transportation department can start over.

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Whatcom County could see major growth in next 20 years

Population could be 260,000 by 2030

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County unemployment rises in December

2,200 more people entered the county work force


Councilman: Rental registration program not expensive

City will front the start-up costs of program

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FTC clears Albertsons’ purchase of Safeway

Local chain Haggen will buy up some stores and expand to 164 locations

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Train Oil Spill Not Reported to State Agencies

The spill was discovered at Cherry Point in Whatcom County

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Fire Destroys Auto Shop

Shop, trucks, mobile home burned in weekend blaze


Missing Bellingham woman found

Anastasia Gordon didn't show up for work

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Lawmakers hear opposition and support for minimum wage bill

The measure would raise the minimum wage to $12

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