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Toxic algae blooming in warm water from California to Alaska

One of the largest toxic algae blooms recorded off the West Coast is denser, more widespread and deeper than scientists feared even weeks ago.

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Skagit County 911 system struggles with understaffing

Skagit County's 911 system is struggling with understaffing and forced overtime that can increase employee stress and burnout.

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Feared Fairhaven water main break is something else

Crews were called to the corner of Sixth Avenue and Harris Street yesterday afternoon when water started spewing from a pipe.

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Things get interesting in Bellingham’s Sunnyland neighborhood

The driver of a vehicle took off on foot, shedding his clothes and trying to change attire in an effort to get away.

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Deer shot dead inside city limits

Wildlife officials search for someone who illegally shot a deer inside of city limits.

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Orca whale found with hook caught in his mouth

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration fisheries says the orca is a 12-year-old male known as J-39 and does not appear to be injured.

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Seattle’s very own “UP” house

Seattle's very own "UP" house named after the Pixar movie, became famous after it's owner refused a $1 million dollar offer from commercial builders.

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City and County still at loggerheads over jail, as clock ticks

The County Council takes up the issue tonight

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Despite misconduct, prosecutors rarely face discipline

MARTHA BELLISLE, Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — Prosecutors in Washington and elsewhere whose conduct causes cases to be thrown out…

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Army to test rockets at Joint Base Lewis-McChord

The Army is looking to conduct a test to determine whether soldiers can fire rockets at a Joint Base Lewis-McChord training area.

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Central Washington wildfire grows to 25 square miles

A lightning-caused fire in Central Washington has burned 25 square miles near Lake Chelan, and officials are concerned more thunderstorms could be on the way.

Wash. governor praises Obama’s plan to cut emissions

Governor Jay Inslee has praised President Barack Obama's plan to limit greenhouses gas emissions from U.S. power plants.

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Whatcom retailers see sales growth in first quarter

Overall retail sales were up nearly 5-and-a-half percent compared to the first three months of last year.

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It’s primary Election Day in Whatcom County

You have until 8 o’clock Tuesday night to turn in ballots at one of nine drop boxes throughout Whatcom County.

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Whatcom Criminals charged fees that fund system designed to put them away

The National Association for Public Defense says a small infraction can become “a life-changing struggle to satisfy ever-mounting debt.

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More students to receive state-funded full-day kindergarten

The new schools increase the total number of schools providing state-funded full day kindergarten to 847 in 261 districts.

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Whatcom County cat owner found cat with a bullet in his spine

Iesha Bliss' tabby cat and "momma's boy" Chester Cheeto was found with pieces of a bullet in his spine. During surgery, vet's found the damage was irreparable and the cat was put to sleep.

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Ivar’s Salmon House takes big step

The owner menu prices so he could pay his employees 15-dollars an hour....two years before the city's wage law begins a several-year phase in. To offset the higher prices food and drinks, they're telling customers NOT to leave a tip.

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Mt. Vernon man faces child pornography charges

Richard Latimer is accused of possessing and distributing child pornography.

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Seattle Mariners Nelson Cruz, left, leaves the game with manager Lloyd McClendon after suffering back spasms during an at bat against the Cleveland Indians during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, June 9, 2015, in Cleveland.

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Toxic algae blooming in warm water from California to Alaska

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One of the largest toxic algae blooms recorded off the West Coast is denser, more widespread and deeper than scientists feared even weeks ago.

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Skagit County 911 system struggles with understaffing

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Skagit County's 911 system is struggling with understaffing and forced overtime that can increase employee stress and burnout.