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Primary election ballots are out

Primary vote due Aug. 5

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Record rain expected today, tomorrow

Rainfall could break July records

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Local jobless rate tumbles

WA unemployment rate down more than one percentage point

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Pilot survives helicopter crash

Helicopter crashes near Oso, injuring pilot

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.

Wildfire now 16 percent contained

Senators ask for money to fight wildfires

A line of fire snakes along a hillside at dusk Friday, July 18, 2014, in Winthrop, Wash. A fire racing through rural north-central Washington destroyed about 100 homes, leaving behind smoldering rubble, solitary brick chimneys and burned-out automobiles as it blackened hundreds of square miles. Friday's dawn revealed dramatic devastation, with the Okanagan County town of Pateros, home to 650 people, hit especially hard.

Local woman driving donations to wildfire victims

Local campaign helping fire victims in central Washington

A searcher walks amidst a massive pile of debris at the scene of a deadly mudslide, Thursday, March 27, 2014, in Oso, Wash.

Last body found in Oso mudslide

Final Oso victim recovered

SR 530 covered in mud from landslide in Oso, March 22, 2014

Mud covering SR 530 in Oso after the landslide on March 22, 2014.

Scientists release Oso mudslide causes

Rainfall, other factors triggered Oso slide

President Barack Obama accompanied by Col. David L. Almand, Commander of 89th Airlift Wing, walks toward Air Force One upon arrival at Andrews Air Force Base in Md., on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, en route to Seattle in a three-day West Coast trip includes at least five fundraising events in Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Obama visit makes bad traffic worse

President in Seattle for political fundraisers

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Public access TV coming to Bellingham

City to allow public access on local TV channel

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Council member to council: Acronyms too confusing

Overuse of acronyms in government criticized

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Washington loses latest bid for education agility

U.S. Department of Education denies latest Wash. request

Fans at CenturyLink Field watch during the first quarter of an NFC divisional playoff NFL football game between the Seattle Seahawks and the New Orleans Saints in Seattle, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014.

Ticket scalpers hit the playing field

Warning: Scammers targeting Seahawk fans

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Firefighters optimistic over progress

Man speaks about losing house in wildfire

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Council considers timberland compromise

Timber proposal might please conservationists

President Barack Obama walks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, as he returns from North Carolina.

Obama visit could make bad traffic situation worse

President stops in Seattle on fundraising tour

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Jeep flips over, slams into several cars

A jeep crashes into cars, flips on its side

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A Bellingham school bus is involved in a crash

Students not hurt in Bellingham bus crash

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Marijuana sales brings in big bucks for state

Estimated $1.27 million in pot sales in ten days

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Concert-goes hospitalized during Keith Urban show

Keith Urban arrives at the 56th annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, in Los Angeles.

Things got a bit crazy at Keith Urban's Massachusetts show on Saturday night.

in Music

The Beatles wanted to film ‘Lord of the Rings’

FILE- This is a 1967 handout image from Parlophone of The British group, The Beatles,. From left, are: Ringo Starr, John Lennon, Paul McCartney; and George Harrison. The woman who as a child was the basis for the Beatles song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" is gravely ill. It was thought by many at the time that the psychedelic song from Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band was a paean to LSD because of the initials in the title, but it was actually based on a drawing that John Lennon's young son Julian brought home from school. He told his father the drawing was of Lucy in the sky with diamonds. Lucy Vodden, now living in Surrey just outside of London _ drifted apart after schoolyard days, but they have gotten back in touch as Lennon has tried to help Vodden cope with Lupus, a life-threatening disease.

Peter Jackson reveals John Lennon could have played Gollum in a Stanley Kubrick directed LOTR adaptation.

in Entertainment

Fans support campaign to keep Sean Bean alive in new show

British actor Sean Bean arrives for a special UK screening of Cleanskin, at the Mayfair Hotel in central London, Monday, March 5, 2012.

The "Game of Thrones" actor has died more than 20 times in his career, and fans want it to stop.

in Entertainment

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ sequel set for 2017

Guardians Of The Galaxy

Marvel unveils plans to press ahead with a sequel to "Guardians of the Galaxy," days before the superhero movie even hits theaters.

in Entertainment

‘Lucy,’ ‘Hercules’ beat expectations at box offices

This image released by Paramount Pictures shows, from left, Aksel Hennie as Tydeus, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal as Atalanta, Dwayne Johnson as Hercules, Reece Ritchie as Iolaus, and Rufus Sewell as Autolycus in a scene from "Hercules."

Scarlett Johansson's "Lucy" collected $44 million at the domestic box office, outmuscling "Hercules" which took in $29 million.