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Washington has first 2014 case of West Nile virus

West Nile virus confirmed near Walla Walla

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Oregon agency rejects coal terminal on Columbia

Tribal fishing wins over Oregon coal terminal

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Slain girl’s parents fight to regain custody of children

Nooksack tribe helping in Bremerton custody battle

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WWU administrator’s son sentenced for murder

Man could serve life for masterminding burglary


Weather dampens fair attendance

Grandstand shows didn't fare well

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Bike & Build charity rolls into Lynden

Youth biking across U.S. to build affordable housing

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Drive-by shooting in Mount Vernon

Two drivers injured in shooting


Mural collecting dust is William Cumming original

$100,000 mural mistaken for tarp


State fired supervisor of prison asbestos program

Unsafe asbestos cleanup used at state prisons


Lynden, Ferndale plan to extend pot moratoriums

Pot shop bans likely to remain

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Feds close probe of refinery blast that killed 7

No criminal charges in refinery explosion

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Money starts to flow in for gun initiatives

Dueling gun initiatives load up on money

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.

Tax refunds for wildfire-damaged homes in Okanogan

Okanogan County readjusting property taxes for fire victims


Washington high court to hear charter school case

Charter school legality to be decided by state supreme court

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Court: State can nix public pension increases

Ruling says lawmakers have right to repeal retiree benefits

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Washington health exchange needs 171 more fixes

State health exchange solutions making progress


Ending psychiatric boarding will cost millions

State estimates 200 mentally ill patients housed in ERs


State receives $170,000 education grant

Governor's STEM program receives grant support

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Another summer rain record in Bellingham

Wednesday was rainiest Aug. 13

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Beating over good night kiss lands man in prison

Girlfriend beater gets over 16 year in prison

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