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State House says no to school restraints and isolation

Washington schools wouldn't be able to restrain or isolate special needs kids under legislation passed by the state house.

Last year berry pickers picketed pay and conditions at Sakuma Brothers Farm.

Sakuma berry farm still at odds with workers two years later

Workers continue to fight for better conditions and pay

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Senator Cantwell calls for safer oil train cars

Many rail cars on tracks right now aren't designed to carry highly-flammable oil

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Groper targeting women in Cordata neighborhood

Three of the five attacks occurred in the past few weeks

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After mild winter, Skagit Valley flowers blooming early

Fields of yellow daffodils near La Conner are blooming already and Skagit Valley tulips could flower early too

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Higher Senate threshold for new taxes ruled unconstitutional

Lt. Gov. rules that a Senate rule to make it harder to take action on new taxes is unconstitutional.

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Senate passes $15 billion transportation package

he Senate has approved a transportation package that includes an incremental gas tax increase

Tayler Drayton, 16, finishes painting words of support on a bus stop for those affected by a deadly mudslide nearly two weeks earlier nearby, Thursday, April 3, 2014, in Oso, Wash. More than a dozen people are listed as missing and 30 bodies have been found in debris from the March 22 landslide that broke off a steep hill, roared across the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River and buried a community at Oso, about 55 miles north of Seattle.

Governor signs medal of valor bill for Oso rescuers

Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a bill to allow awarding the medal of valor to a group

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Bellingham Schools look at adding hours and changing start times

Bellingham middle and high school students may be in school a half-hour longer in the not-so-distant future

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Record warmth for Bellingham in February

To say it was warm in Bellingham last month is an understatement

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B’ham book store could be best

A big honor for Bellingham’s Village Books

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Suspect caught by police minutes after failed robbery

Arrested by BPD about 10 minutes later

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Governor Inslee calls for higher ed funding in Bellingham visit

Visits with students at Western for tuition, climate talks

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Gravel mining company’s appeal for more land fails again

Company wants more land for gravel mining in Whatcom County

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Olympia may raise the state highway speed limit

75 mph may be new speed on some state highways

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Newest orca learns to swim

Puget Sound orca born to the L-pod last week

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Over 300 Boeing employees axed in layoff

Workers will be phased out by end of April

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Seaport slowdown costs Washington millions

Eight ships still need to be unloaded in Puget Sound

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It’s a bad flu season so far and it’s not over yet

Already 120 confirmed flu deaths this season

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