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2 days ago in National

Volkswagen says emissions scandal bill could get much bigger

Volkswagen's CEO says the company will launch new electric vehicles and set up a new firm focused on operations like car-sharing as it seeks to get past its scandal over cheating on diesel emissions tests.

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1 day ago in Local

American Airlines flight forced to turn around in Seattle after striking bird

The flight with 150 passengers landed safely yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon, but it did have a big dent on its nose.

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1 day ago in Local

National Association of Secretaries conference in Nashville will miss Washingtonian attendees

Republican Secretary of State Kim Wyman says part of the reason nobody from her office is going is the recently passed law allowing counselors to refuse to treat patients based on the therapist's religious or personal beliefs.

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2 days ago in Music, Olympics

The Band Perry get an Olympic honor

"Live Forever" will be the official song of Team USA.

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1 day ago in Local

Some Whatcom County schools make list of best high schools in state

Squalicum High School is number 13 on the list, Sehome comes in at number 20, Bellingham High School is the 39th best high school in the state and Meridian is ranked 63rd.

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2 days ago in Entertainment

‘Wet Hot American Summer’ returning for 10 year reunion

The 2001 film, featuring Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Bradley Cooper and Amy Poehler, among others, was a box office flop upon its release, but it has become a cult classic over the years.

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2 days ago in Sports

PGA: Zurich Classic of New Orleans preview

Headlining the field is No. 2 in the FedExCup standings, Jason Day, who is looking to capture his third victory of 2016.

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1 day ago in Local

Upcoming wildfire season won’t be as threatening as last year

U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell says there are still areas that could face severe fires this year.

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1 day ago in Local

Trial officially underway for driver of fatal crash killing two high school students near Ferndale

The trial of William Klein, the driver who ran into four high school students near Ferndale, killing two of them, got underway yesterday.

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2 days ago in Sports

No Curry, no problem

The Golden State Warriors did not skip a beat without key point guard Stephen Curry, routing the Houston Rockets 114-81 on Wednesday to seal a 4-1 series triumph in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs.

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2 days ago in Lifestyle

Gov’t launches new website for student loan borrowers

The Department of Education has launched a new website to help people with student loans find a repayment option that best suits their needs.

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2 days ago in Sports

Ducks down and out after Predators win decider

After winning Game 6 of their Western Conference quarter-final series on Monday, the Nashville Predators saw a message in their locker room: "Noon flight to Anaheim. Pack for six days."

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2 days ago in Sports

Quarterbacks expected to rule at NFL Draft

Given the pass-happy state of the most popular U.S. professional sports league, the pressure to find a frontline thrower moved the Los Angeles Rams and Philadelphia Eagles to trade up to the number one and two slots, respectively, for the presumed purpose of snaring a quarterback.

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2 days ago in National

Kerry expresses reservations about all-volunteer U.S. military

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday he feels all Americans should find a way to serve their country, suggesting the need for a renewal in public service that could also affect the military.

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2 days ago in Sports

Thursday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today.

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2 days ago in National

Significant premium hikes expected under Obama health law

Expect insurers to seek significant premium increases under President Barack Obama's health care law for next year.

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2 days ago in National

Carly’s croon sparks bewilderment, criticism on social media

Carly Fiorina was so happy to be named U.S. presidential hopeful Ted Cruz's running mate, she broke into song during her acceptance speech. But the chorus that greeted her on social media was anything but complimentary.

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2 days ago in Entertainment

Whistleblower Snowden gets big screen treatment

The story of National Security Agency contractor-turned-whistleblower Edward Snowden captivated the U.S. in 2013 and now he is getting the Hollywood treatment.

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2 days ago in Music

Reports: Opioid medication found on Prince, at death scene

Authorities investigating the death of Prince found prescription opioid medication on him, according to various news outlets on Wednesday, the same day court records showed a judge appointed a bank to safeguard the music legend's estate.

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2 days ago in Viral Videos

Stern father finally praises you

"Law & Order" star J.K. Simmons and Stephen Colbert know how much praise from a stern father means. Here, pull up a chair.

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2 hours ago in Local Sports

Bellevue native Myles Jack selected by Jaguars

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Jacksonville traded up two spots to get Jack, who had been widely projected to go early in the first round. The Jaguars traded the 38th and 146th (fifth round) overall picks to Baltimore to grab Jack.

2 hours ago in Local

18yo arrested on suspicion of abandoning son in Everett dumpster

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Police got a tip this week that she had been pregnant and then appeared not to be pregnant anymore, refusing to talk about what happened.

2 hours ago in Sports

Ducks fire coach Bruce Boudreau after early playoff exit

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Boudreau had spectacular regular-season success with the Ducks, leading them to four consecutive Pacific Division titles while going 208-104-40 in nearly five seasons in charge.

3 hours ago in Local Sports

WWU rowing heads to WIRA championships

The Western Washington University women's rowing team. Courtesy of WWU Athletics

WWU will race against rivals Humboldt State and UC San Diego, both ranked right behind the Vikings in the West Region rankings.

3 hours ago in Sports

Rounds 2 & 3 today in the NFL Draft

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Hear all the action from the NFL Draft right now on KPUG!