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State’s unemployment rate soon to change due to Alcoa’s closure

The state unemployment rate held steady for the second month in a row. But Future Employment Reports may look different because Alcoa plants in Whatcom County and Wenatchee are shutting down.

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State lawmakers face a major shortfall for the next two year budget

State lawmakers are facing a projected shortfall of nearly half of a billion dollars for the next two year budget.


Ferndale leader introduces bill to legalize fantasy sports in WA

A Ferndale legislator is introducing a bill that would allow daily fantasy sports in Washington


Slater Road remains closed

Slater Road remains closed.

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Mt. Baker opens today, but Mt. Baker Highway will slow down the trip

Mt. Baker Ski Area opens today, but Mt. Baker Highway will slow down the traffic.

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After a Whatcom County police chase, multiple people are sent to the hospital

KGMI News BELLINGHAM, WASH. — A police chase through Whatcom County yesterday sends multiple people to the hospital. The Washington…


Bellingham man involved in shooting is headed to prison

A Bellingham man involved in a drive-by-shooting is headed to prison. Brandon Maurice Thompson was sentenced to four years behind bars.


Fairhaven’s All American moves to expand in another Bellingham location

Fairhaven’s All American marine is moving… to another part of Bellingham. The Company’s new location will be in the central waterfront and allow it to expand and hire more workers.

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Emergency Road Closures and Restrictions

Emergency road closures and restrictions happening NOW due to stormy weather and flooding.

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Snapped tree branch sends woman to the hospital

A windblown tree snapped off and struck a King County Metro bus in Shoreline, sending the driver to the hospital.


Land buy-back program helps Native Americans buy reservations accumulated by many owners

The Feds are buying land from nearly 900 Lummi Nation landowners. It’s part of an effort to consolidate tribal land.

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Stormy weather continues to blow on Whatcom County

Gusts of 45 miles per hour are battering the shoreline.

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Bellingham woman groped on trail

Bellingham Police say the woman was walking on the trail near St. Paul and Valhalla around 9:30 Tuesday morning. She says the man grabbed her and took off when she yelled at him.


Fire at Bellingham High causes $1,200 worth of damage

A fire at Bellingham High School forced the students to evacuate Tuesday morning.

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“Outside Magazine” says Ferndale business is a “super” place to work

Owning stock in the company is key, according to a "Superfeet" spokesman.


Windy weather causes power loss, flooding in Whatcom County

Puget Sound Energy says hundreds of customers in Whatcom County are without power.


Groper strikes on interurban trail

He’s about six feet tall, has a medium build, a one week old mustache and beard, with a medium to darker complexion. She says he was wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt with a jacket over top.

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Small fire at Bellingham High School forces students into the cold

Nobody is hurt and the fire department says the small blaze in a bathroom was quickly extinguished.

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Two leaders to receive Presidential Medals of Freedom

An Indian Treaty Rights activist and an Environmental Protection Agency leader from our state will receive Presidential Medals of Freedom.


Update: North Cascades Highway is closed until next year

The North Cascades Highway is officially closed until next year.

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MRI shows no tears in knee of Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, center, leaves the field in a cart after being injured in the third quarter of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass.

Source tells ESPN that Gronkowski's injury is considered "minor knee sprain"

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Bells Add Assistant Coach Jake Whisler to 2016 Coaching Staff

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Whisler has three years of experience as a player in the West Coast League, playing for the Medford Rogues and the Klamath Falls Gems

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UW’s Andrew Andrews Named Pac-12 Player of the Week

Washington head coach Lorenzo Romar, left, hugs guard Andrew Andrews (12)

This is the second weekly honor for Andrews, who set both the scoring and scoring average record at the Battle 4 Atlantis in the Bahamas.

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MNF: AFC North bottom two square off on KPUG

Ravens at Browns Monday

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