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Haggen begins to change old Albertsons/Safeways

Haggen is starting the process of re-branding the 146-stores it recently acquired.

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Pilot program educates parents on vaccines

A Bellingham pilot program aims to help parents learn about the benefits of vaccines with education, not confrontation.

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Whole Foods coming to Bellingham next year

Whole Foods Market announced today that it will be opening its first location in Whatcom County.

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Senate bill would add a year of prison time for drone crimes

People who use drones to commit crime could get more time

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House committee passes med school bill

A bill that helps clear the way for Washington State University to start a medical school in Spokane has passed a state House committee

In this May 20, 2014 photo, the Chambers Bay Golf Course, including the signature lone tree, is seen from the clubhouse in University Place, Wash. The links style course will host the 2015 U.S. Open.

Ethics board OKs US Open tickets for some lawmakers

A state ethics board has given a preliminary approval for officials in Pierce County to give some lawmakers free tickets to the U.S. Open

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State lawmakers work to regain No Child Left Behind waiver

State lawmakers are considering two bills aimed at regaining the state's waiver from some parts of the federal No Child Left Behind law.

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School/fire district voters pass measures

Local school districts and fire districts are celebrating today

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Slides stop Amtrak train service

Mudslides are cancelling passenger train service between Seattle and Vancouver B.C.

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Beware of Valentine’s Day scammers

Scammers targeting online daters looking for love

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Major leap forward for new Bellingham Costco store

City, Costco, Fred Meyer come to agreement on roads

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Fight forces lockdown at nearby Sehome High School

School resumes normal operations after "precautionary" lockdown

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Ferndale woman beats incredible odds to give back to others

Survives abandonment, homelessness and horrible abuse

In this July 20, 2014 photo, shooters practice with pistols at the gun range at Dragonman's, a gun dealer east of Colorado Springs, Colo. When Colorado lawmakers expanded background checks on firearms last year, they were expecting a huge increase. But the actual number the first 12 months of the law is far lower than projected, according to an analysis of state data by The Associated Press.

Washington lawmakers looking at gun background check law

Washington lawmakers are considering proposals to exempt police, military personnel and security guards from a new law that requires background checks on gun transfers.

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Winter snowpack is just 39 percent of normal

A mild winter is wreaking havoc with the mountain snowpack that is supposed to provide water during dry summer months.

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West Coast seaports fully reopen as contract talks resume

West Coast seaports fully reopened this morning after two days during which no ships were unloaded amid a labor dispute between dockworkers and their employers.

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Bill would require ballots to include initiative cost impact

Whether or not voters should have to read about the potential cost of initiatives on their ballots is up for debate before a Senate Committee.

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TurboTax fraud now nationwide

The story of fraudulent TurboTax returns KGMI first brought you last week is now making national news.

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Canadian dollar starts to affect local economy

Retailers may take the worst hit

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Gun rights advocates rally at state capitol

Open carry advocates rally at state capitol

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Today in entertainment history: March 6

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Want to hear something shocking? It has been more than 20 years since "The Cosby Show" went off the air.

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Harrison Ford hurt in plane crash

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The "Star Wars" star was seriously injured when his vintage plane crashed shortly after taking off from an L.A. airport.

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Peeps milk coming to an Easter basket near you

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Because why shouldn't milk taste more like marshmallows?

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Hall & Oates sue cereal maker

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The rockers are not amused by a granola company's clever name for its breakfast food.

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Miley Cyrus isn’t pregnant and she has the ultrasound pic to prove it

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The "Wrecking Ball" hitmaker says she is not expecting.