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Washington state Auditor Troy Kelley speaks at a news conference, Thursday, April 16, 2015, in Tacoma, Wash. Earlier in the day, Kelley entered a not guilty plea to a federal grand jury indictment on charges of filing false tax returns, attempted obstruction of a civil lawsuit and possession of stolen property.

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Auditor Troy Kelley says unpaid leave will start Monday

Embattled state Auditor Troy Kelley says he will start his leave of absence next week.

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Man who left bank with found money sentenced to jail

A man who found $2,000 in an unmarked envelope in a bank in Bellingham walked out with the money and spent it.

WWU recruit Ashley Coons from Mark Morris High School. 
Photo courtesy of WWU Athletics

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Ashley Coons signs NLI to compete at WWU

Mark Morris HS senior received all-state honorable mention

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Legislative session’s winners and losers

Upcoming special session required after regular session concludes

Florists make wedding bouquets at the Little Chapel of the Flowers in Las Vegas, Friday, July 6, 2007. The chapel is planning for 113 weddings on July 7, 2007, said marketing director Whitney Lloyd. It's the largest number the business has handled in its 50-year history.

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Florist to appeal case before state Supreme Court

Richland flower shop owner appeals lawsuit lost earlier this year

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.

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New gun bill signed into law

"Sheena Henderson Act" allows family members to ask police about confiscated gun returns

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Mayor expresses support for sports arena in Tukwila

Mayor Jim Haggerton sent letters to Bettman and Silver last November expressing support for the proposal from The Russell Group, which includes prospective NHL owner Ray Bartoszek.

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Jury awards $3.5 million to woman who died from mesothelioma

Barbara Brandes exposed to asbestos from insulation at her husband's refinery job

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New state law bans “ticket bots”

Automated software buys event tickets before humans can

Sens. Ann Rivers, seated, Steve Litzow, middle, and Mark Schoesler watch a bill amendment vote count on her computer in Olympia, Wash. on on Friday, Feb. 13, 2015. Rivers sponsored a bill passed by the Senate on Friday that seeks to reconcile Washington state's medical marijuana industry with its heavily taxed recreational sector.

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Possible challenge to medical marijuana overhaul

Supporters of Referendum 76 will need to collect enough signatures to get it on ballot

Arizona Diamondbacks' manager Kirk Gibson looks on from the dugout in the first inning against the San Diego Padres during a baseball game, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in Phoenix.

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Kirk Gibson diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease

The 1988 National League MVP made the announcement Tuesday through Fox Sports Detroit, where he calls Tigers games. He had not been in the broadcast booth since opening day April 6.

Manchester United's Wayne Rooney, centre, celebrates after scoring his second goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Sunderland at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Saturday Feb. 28, 2015.

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CenturyLink Field to host Manchester United & Club America

Manchester United will face Club America at CenturyLink Field as part of International Champions Cup North America on July 17.

Boston Celtics’ Kelly Olynyk (41) drives to the basket against Cleveland Cavaliers' Kevin Love (0) during the third quarter of a first-round NBA playoff basketball game Tuesday, April 21, 2015, in Cleveland.

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Cavs’ Love likely done for season with shoulder injury

Cavaliers forward Kevin Love will likely miss the remainder of the postseason with "extensive" damage to his left shoulder.

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‘Oregon Trail,’ ‘Pac-Man’ among finalists for Video Game Hall of Fame

"Zelda," "Pong," and "Super Mario Bros." are also in the running to be inducted as part of the inaugural Hall of Fame class.

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WWU’s Jenn Paul and Bo Stephan lead haul of GNAC awards for women’s and men’s golf

On the women's side five players are GNAC all-stars. Hatch and Strickland named GNAC second-team all-stars for the men's team.

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NFL giving up ‘distraction’ of tax-exempt status

Commissioner Roger Goodell says the league office and its management council will file tax returns as taxable entities for the 2015 fiscal year.

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Whatcom County students sick with E. Coli after Milk Makers Fest

Greg Stern with the Whatcom County Health Department says the cluster of cases tells them it’s associated to the festival, although a specific source isn’t known.

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Jay Z’s attempt to stem ‘Tidal’ wave of criticism backfires

Jay Z has "99 Problems" and we're guessing his controversial new streaming venture tops the list.

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Viola Davis to play Harriet Tubman

She will star in a biography about the woman who helped countless slaves escape to freedom.

In this aerial photo, Oriole Park at Camden Yards sits empty, Tuesday, April 28, 2015, in Baltimore, as unrest that occurred after Freddie Gray's funeral continues into a second day. The Baltimore Orioles postponed Tuesday's baseball game against the Chicago White Sox, and Wednesday's game will be closed to the public, followed rioting in Baltimore. Gray died from spinal injuries about a week after he was arrested and transported in a Baltimore Police Department van.

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Orioles to play White Sox Wednesday in closed stadium

Today's game postponed again in riot-ravaged Baltimore.

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Squalicum baseball squad wins regional, off to Yakima next

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Sqaulicum Storm win Regional

Squalicum will move on to the state semi-finals May 29th at County Stadium in Yakima vs. either East Valley of Yakima or Selah.

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WWU posts four top five finishes on final day at NCAA II Nationals

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WWU Steen podium nationals 2015

Hirst second, Donigian and Steen third and Reichert fifth

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Hawks’ G Korver out for the playoffs with sprained ankle

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Cleveland Cavaliers' Matthew Dellavedova (8), from Australia, is chased by Atlanta Hawks' Kyle Korver in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, in Cleveland.

The Hawks announced Saturday that Korver has a severe high right ankle sprain. A foot and ankle specialist will determine the best course of treatment, but he definitely won't play again in the postseason.

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Bellingham United looking for first win of the season as they visit Yakima

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Bellingham lost to Yakima 4-0 at Civic Stadium May 3rd in the previous meeting between the two clubs. Sunday's match is at Marquette Stadium in Yakima with a 1:00pm kick-off.

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Paxton wins 3rd straight, Mariners beat Blue Jays

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Seattle Mariners starting pitcher James Paxton in action against the Minnesota Twins a baseball game Saturday, April 25, 2015, in Seattle.

Kyle Seager homered, James Paxton earned his first road win of the season and the Seattle Mariners beat the Toronto Blue Jays 3-2 on Saturday.