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Scientists reveal Washington state’s first dinosaur

The announcement marks a unique find for the state and a rare moment for North America's Pacific coast

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Washington unemployment rate dropped to 5.5 percent in April

The latest report Wednesday from the state's Employment Security Department shows the jobless rate dropped from March's 5.9 percent

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Country Star Terri Clark to perform at Northwest Washington Fair

Canadian Country Star Terri Clark is now scheduled to perform August 21st at the Northwest Washington Fair in Lynden.

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How effective is freight transportation in Whatcom County?

The Whatcom Council of Governments is asking businesses that question.

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Corps: Company behind Gateway Pacific Terminal doesn’t have to hurry

The Lummi Nation asked the Corps to kill the project because it fears the Cherry Point facility would negatively impact the tribe’s treaty-protected fishing rights.

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State employees walk out over stalled pay raises

Thousands of state workers throughout the state, including Bellingham, joined in what they called a unity break yesterday (Wednesday).

Paige Ellens, 17, does homework on her bed at her family home in Lynden, Wa. Paige, who was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at 4 days old, is doing well in part due to a new medication that she takes.

Lynden girl’s life completely changed by trial drug for cystic fibrosis

Paige Ellens says this drug feels like the closest thing to a cure

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WCC offering first-ever four year IT networking degree

Tech employers across the state want workers with four year degrees

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2 businesses caught selling “Spice”

Businesses selling illegal synthetic drug

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Railroad faces fines related to oil spills, but has until 2016 to respond

Rail regulators from the State Utilities and Transportation Commission say B-N-S-F didn’t properly report several spills, including one discovered in Whatcom County.

In this photo taken Oct. 23, 2012, a dilapidated structure is seen jutting out into the Strait of Georgia along the beach just south of the location of a proposed coal exporting terminal in Ferndale, Wash., just north of Bellingham, Wash. In the distance behind are an existing aluminum plant and oil refinery. The progressive college town of Bellingham is at the center of one of the fiercest environmental debates in the region: should the Northwest become a hub for exporting U.S. coal to Asia? A proposal to build one of as many as five coal terminals here has divided the town, pitting union and businesses that welcome jobs against environmentalists who worry about coal dust and greenhouse gas emissions. A trade group is running TV ads touting the projects, while numerous cities such as Seattle and Portland are opposing coal trains through their communities.

Gateway Pacific Coal Terminal backers ask for more time

In a letter to the Army Corp of Engineers, S-S-A Marine asked for about three more months to respond to a Lummi Nation request to kill the project.

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Cleanup of Whatcom Waterway on Bellingham waterfront set for August.

The 30-point-6 million dollar project is expected to be finished by the middle of next year.

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Bellingham Schools superintendent making $298,000 this year

Dr. Greg baker is the highest paid superintendent in the state this year.

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Seattle protests influence John Kerry trade speech venue

Seattle officials told Secretary of State John Kerry he'd be better off avoiding the Emerald City to deliver a major trade speech

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Teachers in Seattle, Mercer Island, Issaquah on 1-day strike

After thousands of teachers marched through downtown Seattle as part of a one-day walkout, a legislative committee heard testimony in Olympia on a bill that would punish teachers for going on strike

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.

Gov. Inslee donates raise to school funding site

Inslee said Friday that he's already given money to programs at three Washington schools through DonorsChoose.org

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Candidates welcomed for still-open spots after filing week

Extended filing period for vacant positions this Wednesday through Friday

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Small break in Lynden E. coli outbreak investigation

Some progress, but they still don't know the exact cause

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Prosecutor: Fatal shooting of man at Sumas border crossing was justified

A border agent shot him after the man lunged at him and sprayed him with bear mace

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