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Bellingham man dead after jumping off Alaska bridge

29-year-old Tyler jumped off a bridge in Sitka Friday night and planned to swim to shore.

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NRA sues the city of Seattle over “gun-violence tax”

National Rifle Association and two other gun-rights groups, are suing the city of Seattle over its adoption this month of a so-called "gun violence tax."

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Another deer is shot by a poacher in Bellingham city limits

Another deer was shot by a poacher in Bellingham city limits.

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After a smoky weekend, air quality improves in Whatcom County

Air quality improves in Whatcom County after a weekend of smoky skies caused by wildfires.

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Car rolls over in downtown accident

Traffic in downtown Bellingham was delayed this morning after a Subaru and a Honda collided at holly and commercial, causing…

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Northwest Washington Fair brings top attendance to Lynden

More than 189,000 people visited the Northwest Washington Fair in Lynden this past week… An event that Jim Baron, manager for the fair,…

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Local author drives water to firefighters in Newhalem

With Washington set ablaze by wildfires and in a federal state of emergency, many are asking what they can do.…

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State warns against use of car wash chemicals

A chemical commonly found in commercial car washes can cause serious burns to workers. A close look at workers’ compensation…

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El Nino events may mean another dry winter

Another dry winter could mean California-like draught conditions for farmers in Washi

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Sen. Cantwell: “Civilian hobby drones a threat to firefighting efforts”

The U.S. Forest Service and Department of Interior have had to ground firefighting aircrafts thirteen times due to drones.

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The Red Cross and Northwest Credit Union Foundation team up for wildfire relief

Donors are able to choose specific areas affected by wildfires as well as a general fund to help all wildfire victims.

In this photo taken Tuesday, March 24, 2015, an Alaska Airlines jet moves past others already parked at a terminal at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in SeaTac, Wash.

Court says minimum wage increase applies to airport workers

The Washington Supreme Court has ruled that a voter-approved initiative to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour in the city of SeaTac should apply to workers at the airport.

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Train carrying petroleum coke product derails near Cherry Point

A BNSF train carrying petroleum coke product derailed on Wednesday, August 19th, near Cherry Point in Whatcom County.

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Whatcom County not immune to wildfire phenomenon

As wildfires overtake Washington state, Whatcom county is not immune. Three fire stations in the county have sent crews to…

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Bellingham, Mount Vernon property values at all-time highs

Property values in Bellingham and Mount Vernon are at all-time highs this year. Keith Willnauer, Whatcom County Assessor, says his office has…

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Grizzly recalls 1,200 saws after accidents

Bellingham company Grizzly Industrial is recalling more than 1,200  table saws after receiving two reports of accidents related to the…

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Wildfire forces evacuation in Diablo

The Goodell Creek wildfire has forced the evacuation of Seattle City Light’s town of Diablo in southeast Whatcom County.

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Suspect arrested in fatal March mobile home shooting

Heather Kelso and her roommate's toddler son, Kaden Lum, were fatally shot at the Kariotis Mobile Home Park back in March.

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Former Longview high school teacher charged with sexual misconduct with a minor

Norwood taught English at Mark Morris High School for 11 years when the alleged affair begain with a junior in her English class.

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RB Fred Jackson could soon be a Seahawk

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Vet was released by Buffalo Bills on Monday

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Michael Koenen released by Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers punter Michael Koenen (9) stretches during NFL football training camp in Tampa, Fla., Friday, July 25, 2014.

Whatcom County native let go after four seasons in Tampa

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Harriet Tubman, Susan B. Anthony among frontrunners for new $10 bill

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Officials plan to make a decision by this fall with the total redesign completed by 2020, the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote.

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World number ones Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic launched their U.S. Open title bids in ruthless style.

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Why Bill Murray is in the new ‘Ghostbusters’ movie

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After spending a quarter of a century not agreeing to be in "Ghostbusters 3" as Peter Venkman, Bill Murray recently signed on to Paul Feig’s reboot of the franchise.