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Archdiocese settles abuse case related to former Bellingham priest

The Seattle Archdiocese has agreed to pay $1.2 million to settle a lawsuit brought by a woman who said she was molested by a priest in the 1960s and '70s.

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Drilling foes block Seattle port entry; city issues notice

Foes of Royal Dutch Shell's use of a Seattle terminal to prepare for exploratory oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean have attacked on two fronts.

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Wyo. Gov. Matt Mead pushes coal ports on NW trip

Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead is in the Northwest, pushing for access to deep-water ports that would allow shipment of Wyoming coal to Asian markets.

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Bellingham landlords get rental registration notices

The program is on track to start July 1st as scheduled.

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Hundreds of Bellingham juniors not taking standardized test

The district says about 350 11th-graders are opting out.

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Deputies: Passenger grabs steering wheel and swerves into traffic

Whatcom County Sheriff’s deputies say the woman behind the wheel prevented a crash.

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A tsunami warning system is coming to Birch Bay

Whatcom County Sheriff's office plans to set up emergency system

Vote Election

Many candidates running unopposed in Whatcom County

Two appointed candidates also running in hopes of keeping their spots


Statewide drought expected to affect farmers, rural communities the most

Major populated areas like Seattle may not feel the effects at all

Photo provided by Whatcom County

Judge questions sentence for former Lynden officer who had child porn on phone

Prosecutors say the deal will save taxpayers from paying for medical costs associated with Glunt's stomach cancer. But some in the community signed a petition calling for a harsher punishment.


Phillips 66 donates to local nonprofits

Groups will put cash toward local public health and safety projects.


Inslee signs judicial review of mental health decisions and new info database

Inslee signed "Joel's Law" joined by Doug and Nancy Reuter, the parents of the man for whom the measure was named

Vote Election

This is a big week for political junkies… filing week

Friday, May 15 is the last day candidates can file for the upcoming election.

FILE - This Nov. 6, 2013 file photo shows a warning placard on a tank car carrying crude oil near a loading terminal in Trenton, N.D. Thousands of older rail tank cars that carry crude oil would be phased out within two years under regulations proposed in response to a series of fiery train crashes over the past year. The oil industry's lead trade group released new standards on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, for testing and classifying crude shipped by rail after prior shipments were misclassified, including a train that derailed in Canada and killed 47 people.

Wash. oil train safety bill signed by Gov. Inslee

A compromise reached on the last day of the regular legislative session resolved differences between competing bills in the Senate and House.

3-legged race 2014 - web version

It’s Junior Ski To Sea weekend

The junior parade is Friday at six.


Seattle port commissioner launches campaign for governor

A website announcing the Republican's campaign to challenge Gov. Jay Inslee in 2016 was live Thursday

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Giant Arctic oil drilling rig docks in Seattle

Tugs brought the Polar Pioneer drilling rig into Seattle waters Thursday afternoon and it was moored at Terminal 5 by 5 p.m.


Local nurse suspended after implicated in two deaths

The State Department of Health says Tina Brightwell gave a patient too much morphine… killing her.

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Gov. Inslee signs rape kit testing bill

A new state law will require law enforcement agencies in Washington to request testing of all future sexual assault exam kits

photo courtesy of WSDOT

No snow tough on skiers, but great for Artist Point fans

The state opened the final stretch of the Mount Baker Highway Thursday

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