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Washington National Guard assists in fighting wildfires

More crews, including some from the Washington National Guard, were being mobilized as several large fires threatened homes in the Chelan area in central Washington.

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Vancouver police parking lots safe places for online buys

Five police parking lots in Vancouver and Clark County are now available as safe places where people making online purchases can meet potential buyers or sellers.

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Man, 18, charged in accidental shooting death of his friend

Pierce County prosecutors have charged an 18-year-old man with manslaughter in the accidental shooting death of his friend.

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Seller’s market in Whatcom County making homes less affordable

A new study says houses are less affordable than they were last quarter and last year at this time.

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Recount will take place regarding Bellingham School District Position 2

A recount for candidates Jono Manion and Tony Wallace will take place next Monday to determine who will be the second candidate moving on to the general election for Bellingham School District Position 2.

Governor Jay Inslee

Inslee encourages leaders to work together

Governor Inslee speaks with the media today about working on a plan to comply with the state Supreme Court.

ocean waves

We may be in for a very warm winter

El Nino winter shaping up to be very strong

cash

People may soon have a new way to pay for recreational pot in WA

You wouldn't necessarily have to use cash

fire debris

Lake Chelan fire burns nearly 100,000 acres

Crews still fighting devastating fire

College loan

Parents may get a chance to get out of GET

Committee considering letting parents cash out of program

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Bellingham-based Haggen is downsizing

The grocer says it’s closing 27 stores.

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Two local credit unions join forces

A grand opening for the new NCCU is planned for November.

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At least one person dead after wreckage of plane found

Wreckage of plane found with at least one person dead

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Wildfire smoke once again hurting Whatcom County air quality

We’ve seen air quality drop down to moderate in parts of Whatcom and Skagit counties.

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Gateway Pacific Coal Terminal in Whatcom County has new partner

Coal producer Cloud Peak Energy bought 49 percent of the project from S-S-A Marine.

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State says firefighting resources stretched thin

The state of Washington says five large fires and numerous smaller fires are stretching firefighting resources thin across the state.

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Judge bars release of licensing information on strippers

A federal judge has barred Pierce County from releasing the licensing information of a group of strippers.

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Greenpeace activists fined for Oregon icebreaker protest

Five Greenpeace protesters who tried to stop a Royal Dutch Shell icebreaker from leaving Portland, Oregon, for an Arctic oil-drilling operation have been fined $5,000 apiece by the Coast Guard.

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Foundation reports finding 5,667 lost fishing nets

The Northwest Straits Foundation has reached a milestone in its efforts to remove lost fishing nets from Puget Sound.

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Morrison, Seager help Mariners outslug A’s, 11-8

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Kyle Seager and Stefen Romero both homered while Brad Miller drove in three runs for the Mariners, who won their third straight to clinch the season series between the division rivals.

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Petersen falls short as No. 23 Broncos beat Huskies

Washington Huskies head coach Chris Petersen in action against Eastern Washington in an NCAA football game Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in Seattle. Washington won 59-52.

Jeremy McNichols rushed for 89 yards and two first-half touchdowns, and No. 23 Boise State withstood a second half filled with special teams mistakes for a 16-13 victory over Washington on Friday

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Prep football scoreboard – Week 1

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Check out the scores from around the Northwest Conference

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AP Source: Seahawks, Jackson agree on 1-year contract

This is a 2015 photo of Fred Jackson of the Buffalo Bills NFL football team. This image reflects the Buffalo Bills active roster as of Monday, June 15, 2015 when this image was taken. (AP Photo)

The person spoke to The Associated Press on Friday on a condition of anonymity because the deal has not been signed. NFL.com first reported Jackson and the Seahawks had agreed to terms.

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U.S. Open: Djokovic, Cilic through to the fourth round

Serbia's Novak Djokovic clenches his fist after scoring a point in the semifinal match of the French Open tennis tournament against Britain's Andy Murray at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France, Friday, June 5, 2015.

Top-seeded Novak Djokovic is through to the fourth round of the U.S. Open with another straight-set victory. The nine-time major…