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City chooses Cathy Lehman’s replacement

City council unanimously picks new council member

oil refinery

Inslee wants “cap-and-trade” program

Governor's plan would affect Whatcom, Skagit refineries

job search

Washington unemployment rate increases to 6.2 percent

Jobless numbers increase for third month

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Man reports strong arm robbery

Man reports robbery


Legendary broadcaster Haines Fay dies

Longtime KGMI broadcaster Haines Fay dies


Inslee wants carbon tax to fund transportation

Governor releases plan to tax polluters

border check

Border wait times come to smartphones

New app could make crossing border faster

test school

No Child Left Behind could get new life

Sen. Murray wants to revisit federal school system

hospital room

Grant: $65M to improve health care in Washington

State gets money to improve health care

tax couple

Congress approves sales tax deduction

Bill allows taxpayers to deduct state sales tax again this year

gas pump

Gas prices drop again

Some gas stations charging $2.50 a gallon

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Bird flu makes its way into Whatcom County

Some wild birds have tested positive for bird flu


Storage Fire in North Whatcom County

Firefighter battle a blaze in a converted barn on Harksell


Neighbor saves woman from suspected stalker

Ex-boyfriend caught breaking into campus area apartment


Train noise, pot and rentals discussed at Lehman’s last council meeting

Cathy Lehman leads her final city council meeting

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Two injured in W. Smith Rd. crash

Driver faces reckless driver in crash

bike lane

Bike lane decision up for debate

Ohio St. parking will be lost for bike lane

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Boy beaten with horse whip

Father jailed for cruel punishment of 10-year-old

police in car

Woman stabs stranger in leg

Lynden man stabbed with 4 inch blade by stranger

gavel laying

Whatcom County gets new Superior Court judge

New judge only Native America Superior Court Judge in state

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Thursday’s Sports Minute


Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Thursday, Dec. 18.

in Sports

Ray Rice investigation heating up

Former Baltimore Ravens NFL running back Ray Rice and his wife Janay arrive for a hearing at a New York City office building November 5, 2014.

Hundreds of NFL employees gave records to investigators looking into how Commissioner Roger Goodell handled evidence in the Ray Rice case.

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We’re living 6 years longer


Fewer people are dying from cancer and heart disease in rich countries and there's a better survival rate in poor countries from tuberculosis and malaria.

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49ers release McDonald amid sex assault investigation


San Francisco released defensive tackle Ray McDonald after he was named a suspect in a sexual assault case.