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State Auditor Troy Kelley

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Interim auditor head says agency will continue its work

The woman tasked with running the state auditor's office says the agency will continue to be effective in spite of the "distraction" of the past few months.

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Washington legislators return to work Wednesday

After a four-day break, Washington lawmakers have returned to work for a special session to resolve the state's budget debate.

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Truck bearing oversized load gets stuck on Seattle viaduct

SEATTLE (AP) — A flatbed truck hauling two giant spools got stuck on Seattle’s Alaskan Way Viaduct, temporarily blocking traffic…

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Walgreens to close hundreds of stores, Samish location still on track

Walgreens is closing 200 stores nationwide.

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Number of kids with E. coli could rise

The Health Department continues to take calls from parents of first graders worried about e coli.

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WWU under investigation for response to sexual assault

The U.S. Department of Education wants to know if Western violated federal Title-9 law.

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Candidates come from the right for Kremen’s Council seat.

Two conservatives throw their hats into the ring for Whatcom County Council.

Seattle Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez throws against the Oakland Athletics during the first inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014.

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Felix and Morrison help Mariners sweep Rangers

Hernandez allowed five hits, two runs and one walk in 6 2-3 innings to improve to 4-0 for the first time since 2009.

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Three Whatcom County hikers still missing in Nepal, traveling together

Doreen Richmond, Jim Lane and Jeannie Debari were hiking together before quake hit

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Bellingham rated among best in the nation for air quality

Bellingham has one of the lowest rates of ozone pollution

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Bellingham’s new fireboat named by fourth grader

Sunnyland Elementary's Benjamin Wasserman names fireboat "Salish Star"

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Gonorrhea cases in Washington jump by nearly 40 percent

Gonorrhea the second most common STD in state

People watch while Kentucky Derby hopeful Dortmund gets a bath after a workout at Churchill Downs Tuesday, April 28, 2015, in Louisville, Ky.

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Bob Baffert has top 2 early favorites for Kentucky Derby

American Pharoah has been made the early 5-2 favorite for the 141st Kentucky Derby, with Dortmund the second choice in the full field of 20 horses.

Seattle Seahawks Quarterback Russell Wilson and entertainer Ciara Harris arrive for a state dinner for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at the White House in Washington.

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New Couple? Russell Wilson & Ciara attend White House State dinner

Russell Wilson has been a busy man lately, attending the White House Correspondents dinner over the weekend and a White House State dinner Tuesday night.

Cleveland Browns general manager Ray Farmer answers questions during an NFL football news conference Thursday, April 23, 2015, in Berea, Ohio. There's a natural connection between Marcus Mariota and the Browns, but Farmer says he doesn't understand why he's continually attached to Oregon's quarterback. Mariota is expected to be selected high in next week's NFL draft, and because the Browns have two first-round picks, there's been widespread speculation that Farmer may move up to take him.

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Report: Browns & Titans talk trade for No. 2 pick in NFL Draft

According to ESPN.com's Pat McManamon, Cleveland is talking to Tennessee about trading up to the No. 2 slot in the 2015 NFL Draft to select Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota.

Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers yells out instructions as his team plays the Golden State Warriors during the first half in Game 3 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series, Thursday, April 24, 2014, in Oakland, Calif.

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Clippers coach Doc Rivers fined $25,000 by NBA

Clippers coach Doc Rivers was fined $25,000 by the NBA on Wednesday for public criticism of the officiating after Los Angeles' Game 5 loss to San Antonio on Tuesday night.

Louisville head coach Rick Pitino, left, talks with guard Chris Jones (3) during a third-round game against Saint Louis in the NCAA college basketball tournament in Orlando, Fla., Saturday, March 22, 2014.

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Ex-Louisville basketball player Jones cleared on rape charge

A grand jury has cleared former Louisville basketball player Chris Jones on rape and sodomy charges.

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Boston bomber wanted life, brother wanted death, attorney says

His lawyers contend he should be spared capital punishment because he was a pawn in a scheme led by his brothers.

The Baltimore Orioles bat against the Chicago White Sox during a baseball game without fans Wednesday, April 29, 2015, in Baltimore. Due to security concerns the game was closed to the public.

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At empty Camden Yards, Orioles beat White Sox 8-2

The gates at Camden Yards were locked because of concern for fan safety following recent rioting in Baltimore after a 25-year-old black man died in police custody.

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James Cameron hopes to trim ‘Avatar’ sequels

The moviemaker is attempting to cut four sequel scripts down to three.

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Visitors to NYC’s World Trade Center can ‘see forever’

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The center's new observatory opens Friday, offering spectacular views stretching 50 miles past the Manhattan skyline to the Atlantic Ocean.

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National Portrait Gallery show explores nature of celebrity

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In the age of selfies and social media, the idea of what makes a celebrity has expanded far beyond the Hollywood icons of the past.

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Hall of Famers join celebs for All-Star softball game

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Hollywood stars will be at bat for the MLB All-Star Legends and Celebrity softball Game.

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RECALL ROUNDUP: Cars, poultry top the list

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Get a look at some of the products that have been recalled this month.

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NBA: Top players, plays of the season

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A look at some of the most memorable moments of the regular season.