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Construction set to start on Lowell Elementary

Bond funds improvements to elementary school

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Woman turns online Etsy shop into Fairhaven business

Handmade lingerie shop opens in Fairhaven

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City chooses Cathy Lehman’s replacement

City council unanimously picks new council member

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Inslee wants “cap-and-trade” program

Governor's plan would affect Whatcom, Skagit refineries

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Washington unemployment rate increases to 6.2 percent

Jobless numbers increase for third month

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Possible Fred Meyer in Lynden nixed again

Developers pull application for Lynden retail center

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Man reports strong arm robbery

Man reports robbery

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Legendary broadcaster Haines Fay dies

Longtime KGMI broadcaster Haines Fay dies

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Inslee wants carbon tax to fund transportation

Governor releases plan to tax polluters

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Border wait times come to smartphones

New app could make crossing border faster

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No Child Left Behind could get new life

Sen. Murray wants to revisit federal school system

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Grant: $65M to improve health care in Washington

State gets money to improve health care

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Congress approves sales tax deduction

Bill allows taxpayers to deduct state sales tax again this year

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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

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Storage Fire in North Whatcom County

Firefighter battle a blaze in a converted barn on Harksell

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Neighbor saves woman from suspected stalker

Ex-boyfriend caught breaking into campus area apartment

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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

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Bike lane decision up for debate

Ohio St. parking will be lost for bike lane

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Accused Boston bomber appears in court

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In this courtroom sketch, Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is depicted sitting in federal court in Boston Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, for a final hearing before his trial begins in January. Tsarnaev is charged with the April 2013 attack that killed three people and injured more than 260. He could face the death penalty if convicted.

The Boston Marathon bombing suspect told a judge that he was satisfied with his lawyers' preparations for the January start of his trial over the deadly 2013 attack.

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Third ‘Night at the Museum’ marks final film for Williams, Rooney

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The credits for "Secret of the Tomb," which opens Friday, read "In loving memory of Mickey Rooney," and "For Robin Williams - the magic never ends."

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Chris Pratt thought ‘Guardians’ would be a box office flop

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The "Parks and Rec" star was very, very wrong.

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Thursday’s Sports Minute

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

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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.