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Sources: Trade-tangling port dispute focused on arbitrator

People with knowledge of the negotiations say the quarrel is focused on the man who arbitrates grievances at Southern California ports.

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Cost of fixing Washington education budget skips $3 billion

When lawmakers and education advocates add up the cost to answer the Washington Supreme Court's order to fix the way the state pays for public schools, many don't include about $3 billion.

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Washington considers changing 2016 presidential primary

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington lawmakers are considering a change to the state’s presidential primary system ahead of the 2016…


House committee considers bill to limit vaccine exemptions

A House committee held a public hearing on a bill that would remove philosophical opposition as an acceptable reason for parents to not vaccinate

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Hispanic group calls for federal probe of police shooting

The leader of a Hispanic group in Pasco is asking the U.S. Justice Department to investigate last week's fatal police shooting.


WFC eyes merger with giant Minnesota cooperative

Lynden-based W-F-C is asking its farmer members to approve the merger with C-H-S Incorporated.


Turn your cup of joe into a cup of hope

Fundraiser benefits Rebound of Whatcom County

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Bellingham ranks high in Forbes ‘Top 25 Best Places to Retire’

Bellingham also received the honor last year

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Two arrested for weekend burglaries may be connected to more

Suspects accused in five burglaries in Bellingham, Fairhaven

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Snohomish County investigating hate graffiti at Hindu temple

A swastika and the words, "get out" had been painted on an outside wall of the Hindu Temple and Cultural Center. The graffiti was discovered Sunday.

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Washington health exchange extends enrollment by 2 months

The Washington health exchange signed up another 20,000 people for private health insurance over the weekend.

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New charter school application season begins

A new application season has opened for charter schools in Washington state.

Anastasia Danias, vice president of legal affairs for the NFL, holds samples of legitimate tickets, at a news conference regarding counterfeit Super Bowl merchandise and tickets for the upcoming Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013.

House OKs bill banning ticket bots

The Washington state House has unanimously passed a bill to outlaw ticket bots — computer software that beats humans trying to buy seats online for concerts and sporting events.

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Lawmaker seeks link of aerospace tax breaks, state workforce

A lawmaker says she will introduce a bill that could reduce Boeing's multibillion dollar tax break if the company trims its overall Washington state workforce.


State lawmakers take on high priced text books

Two legislators want to do something about the high cost of college textbooks.

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Local school opts for year-round calendar

Whatcom Day Academy is cutting the long interruption of summer break down to five weeks in August.

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Acme Farms expands farm-to-table delivery service

Similar Seattle startup will close down

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Bellingham airport sees drop in passengers

Aviation director believes it's a "short-term" decline

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Port Angeles measles case has school taking precautions

Students at Olympic Christian School in Port Angeles have to show proof of measles immunization, or else go into quarantine.

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Bus crash injures H.S. basketball players, investigation ongoing

Eight high school basketball players a coach and the bus driver were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

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