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The wildfire near Bellingham is spreading

Stewart Mountain Fire quadrupled in size overnight

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Fire burns mountainside east of Lake Whatcom

It’s currently unclear how contained the fire is, but a spokesman for DNR is expected to provide additional details later Sunday evening

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Deputy’s quick reaction saves UPS driver

Deputy Colin Bertrand used patrol car to stop runaway UPS truck

Fewer Washington students met the standard on the new tests based on the Common Core learning standards

Washington students seem to find new tests more challenging

Fewer Washington students met the standard on the new tests based on the Common Core learning standards than passed the old statewide exams.

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Firefighters douse flames at Alcoa Intalco Works

The cause of the fire atop a 130-foot tower is not yet known.

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New wildfire burns buildings, forces residents to flee

Just days after a wildfire tore through homes in central Washington, a new blaze in the hot, dry region has burned some buildings and forced about two dozen residents to flee.

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Columbia River water temperature is hottest since 1950

The Columbia River is the warmest it has been since 1950.

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12-year-old burned by fireworks near Auburn stand

Fire officials say a 12-year-old boy has been taken to a Seattle hospital after being burned by fireworks near an Auburn fireworks stand.

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Officials rule out natural causes in Wenatchee blaze

Authorities say a wildfire that has destroyed nearly 30 homes in the central Washington city of Wenatchee was likely human-caused.

A sidewalk outside the Legislative building is bustling with people on the first day of the 2014 session of the Washington state Legislature, Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash.

Legislative all-nighter: ‘Nasty things slip through’

When lawmakers race to pass budgets and bills by working into the early morning hours, advocates of open government say they are working in the dark in more ways than one.

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Artifacts from 1700s found under Seattle bridge

Archaeologists are cataloging artifacts dating back to the 1700s that were found under a Seattle bridge by construction workers.

In this photo taken Monday, May 18, 2015, irrigation pipes sit along a dried irrigation canal on a field farmed by Gino Celli near Stockton, Calif. Celli, who farms 1,500 acres of land and manages another 7,000 acres, has senior water rights and draws his irrigation water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. Farmers in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta who have California's oldest water rights are proposing to voluntarily cut their use by 25 percent to avoid the possibility of even harsher restrictions by the state later this summer as the record drought continues.

Wash. lawmakers approve drought relief

State lawmakers have approved $16 million in emergency drought relief over two years to help farmers and others struggling with water shortages.

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Sen. Cantwell’s bill aims to address water issues in Yakima

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell has introduced legislation aimed at ensuring a reliable supply of water for…

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Initiative to protect animals collects enough signatures

Supporters of an initiative to help protect endangered animals that are being poached or exploited say they've collected enough signatures to get their proposal on the November ballot.

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Washington has a budget, but Legislature isn’t finished

Washington state has a budget for the next two years. The government has not shut down. So why haven't state lawmakers gone home for summer vacation?

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PeaceHealth, union come to agreement

St. Joseph Hospital workers took one day-strike over contract back in May

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Bellingham bans all outdoor fires

You can still use charcoal for BBQ

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Louws urges no fireworks

County executive asks people to make other plans for celebration

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Bellingham paramedic seeking reinstatement

He was fired, following a second alcohol-related incident.

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