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Employment security office faced with layoffs

Employment office workers could lose jobs

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Big batteries could power Glacier

PSE proposes backup energy for Mount Baker community

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200 gallons of gas stolen from U Hauls

Gas thieves hit Bellingham storage business

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Arson at Whatcom Falls Park

Late night hoops goes up in flames

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Pot beverages hit shelves in Bellingham

Three more county pot growers licensed

A searcher uses a small boat to look through debris from a deadly mudslide Tuesday, March 25, 2014, in Oso, Wash. At least 14 people were killed in the 1-square-mile slide that hit in a rural area about 55 miles northeast of Seattle on Saturday. Several people also were critically injured, and homes were destroyed.

County reimbursing for property used in mudslide

Over $280,000 paid for OSO property damage

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Washington OKs hunt to kill wolves attacking sheep

Hunters use helicopter to shoot wolves

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WSP facing hiring gap

Majority of trooper hopefuls fail test

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Wash. seniors rank 7th in ACT scores

State superintendent: More life experiences would increase test scores

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City council president resigning at year’s end

Lehman stepping down for new job

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New president and CEO at WECU

Local credit union has new leadership after 41 years

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Forbes ranks Seahawk’s fans only 9th

12th Man reacts to low fan ratings

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Lynden family members hurt in Oregon crash

Crash in Oregon injures Lynden family members

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Bellingham’s first Baconfest benefits local teens

Bacon lover united over bacon dishes and bacon beer

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New performing art school opening in Bellingham

Old sporting good store turned into arts school

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Feds weigh moving grizzlies into Washington

Bear recovery may focus on Wash. Cascades

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Court expands convicts’ access to DNA testing

Convicted rapist allowed DNA test

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Mud, slides close roads, trap motorists in central wash.

Areas hit by wildfires not battling mudslides

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Coal terminal approved north of border

More coal trains to pass through Whatcom into Canada

In this graphic provided by the Washington State Liquor Control Board, a logo that will be used for labeling legal marijuana produced in Washington state is shown. Officials released a preliminary draft of regulations for growing and selling legalized marijuana Thursday, May 16, 2013. Voters last November made Washington and Colorado the first states to legalize the sale of taxed marijuana to adults over 21 at state-licensed stores.

Bellingham pot shops up to four

More pot stores in Bellingham than Seattle-metro

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