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In this graphic provided by the Washington State Liquor Control Board, a logo that will be used for labeling legal marijuana produced in Washington state is shown. Officials released a preliminary draft of regulations for growing and selling legalized marijuana Thursday, May 16, 2013. Voters last November made Washington and Colorado the first states to legalize the sale of taxed marijuana to adults over 21 at state-licensed stores.

Proposal in Olympia would cut legal pot taxes

Taxes on pot could drop 30-percent

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Washington bill would make fourth-offense DUI a felony

Felony charge would go from fifth-offense DUI to fourth-offense

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Panel suggests 11 percent raise for Washington lawmakers

Panel will make a final decision on the raises in May

Courtesy of Cloud 9 Sports

Lynden rivals battle each other and cancer

Both schools are asking fans to wear black to recognize cancer's impact on the community

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Colleges consider arming campus cops

Western Washington Universities police force have carried guns for a quarter century

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Dropping Canadian dollar could hurt county economy

Tourism Vancouver says the turning point could come if the Loonie dropped to 75 cents

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Attorney General wants to raise Washington smoking age to 21

Similar bills failed in the last two years in two western states and New Jersey

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Truck driver passes out, dies after semi rolls into ditch

The Vancouver driver was just south of the border when another trucker found him unresponsive

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Bills introduced that pave way for new medical school

The proposal would eliminate the University of Washington's exclusive right on a med school

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Ottawa police arrest former Bellingham eye doctor after hotel evacuation

Police evacuated the hotel overnight because of a possible threat

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County car sales ticked up in 2014

Wilson Motors sold the most new cars last year

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Special election covers school bonds, mergers

Voters will soon be getting a ballot in the mail for a February special election

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Auditor’s Office: $2M taxpayer dollars unaccounted for

36 Whatcom County governments are included in that total

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“Alabama Band Robber” faces nearly a decade behind bars

Ryan Hardesty robbed a Bellingham bank twice in the same month

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Man smashes Bellingham A.T.M. with huge rock

Police need your help locating the suspect

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“Ag-Gag” bill seeks to ban undercover recordings

Recording video or audio on a farm without approval would be illegal

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State Senate measure seeks funding source for initiatives

Initiative supporters would need to include a way to pay for it before signatures can be collected

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Federal government gives Washington health exchange $27M

State health officials say they'll use the money to make the site more stable

Photo courtesy of City of Bellingham

Man’s body found in Whatcom Creek

Body found in Whatcom Creek

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Bird flu makes its way to Clallam County

A fourth Washington county finds a case of bird flu

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