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Youth soccer ref from Bellingham gets prison for child porn

Posed as teen girl online to get images of other teenagers

File photo of a sign warning the public not to eat shellfish from closed beaches on the Semiahmoo spit.

Some Whatcom County beaches back open to shellfish harvesting

Diarrhetic Shellfish Poisoning levels dropped recently, so beaches from Sandy Point south to the Skagit County line are back open to molluscan shellfish harvesting

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Bellingham man gets three years for stabbing two veterinary employees

The judge is also recommending mental treatment.

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Local expert says “psychotic break” may have played role in Bellingham-area murder/attempted suicide

A local expert believes a former Lummi school teacher may have had a “psychotic break” when she planned for days to kill her husband and toddler son last week

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Whatcom County dairy farmers say they’re not to blame for water pollution problems

Ferndale dairy farmer Rich Appel is part of a new group called “Whatcom Family Dairies” that believes local dairies haven’t been portrayed fairly

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Legislative aide accused of stealing money from state Senator who represents voters in Whatcom County

The theft and forgery charges are the third set of charges filed against Eberle this month.

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A second Grocery Outlet comes to Whatcom County, opening in Ferndale

Grocery Outlet's grand opening will take place this Saturday and run from 8 am- 3 pm at 1750 LaBounty Drive

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Life in prison for 2009 killing of Seattle police officer

The man convicted of killing a Seattle police officer in 2009 has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

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NOAA grant to help Washington monitor toxic algae bloom

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is committing $88,000 to help Washington analyze a massive bloom of toxic algae off the coast that have closed some shellfish harvests.

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Seattle community leader Donnie Chin killed in shooting

A community leader credited with patrolling and protecting the streets of Seattle's International District for decades has been killed in a shooting.

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Father of school shooter pleads not guilty to gun charges

The father of the Washington teenager who fatally shot four high school classmates and himself in October has pleaded not guilty in federal court to new firearms charges.

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Hundreds fighting wildfire near Walla Walla; 1 home burned

Crews fighting a wildfire in southeast Washington are working to prevent flames from reaching a watershed that provides drinking water for the city of Walla Walla.

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Port Angeles voters to weigh in on fluoride in water

Voters in Port Angeles likely will decide in November whether the city should stop adding fluoride to the city's water system after doing so for nearly a decade.

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State Patrol: Truck incident on Nooksack River bridge could have been prevented

The truck that struck the Nooksack River bridge on I-5 Wednesday night should not have been driving on it with one lane blocked, said Washington State Patrol Trooper Mark Francis

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Ruling: Washington can require pharmacies to dispense Plan B

It was the second time the appeals court reversed Leighton in the case

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Expert: death penalty possible, not likely in Noon Rd. shooting

Woman who killed husband, toddler son will have mental state called into question

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Bellingham man’s cross country bike ride ends in painful spill

Robinson and his wife own Bellingham's Village Books.

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Bellingham is still not part of the plan for a new county jail

But Mayor Kelli Linville say there's hope.

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Local woman planned husband, toddler son’s killing for days

Charging papers: mother believed she "saved" family by killing them

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