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People react as they wait at a church, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, where students were taken to be reunited with parents following a shooting at Marysville Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Wash.

Feds gives 10 tribes access to national criminal databases

The U.S. Department of Justice has named 10 American Indian tribes that will take part in the first phase of a program giving tribes more access to national criminal databases.


Lummi Nation and other tribes asking Obama to nix coal terminal

A big tribal conference is happening at the White House and a local tribe is there to send a message.


Ericksen to introduce two-thirds-for-taxes constitutional amendment

To refer a constitutional amendment to the ballot, two-thirds of the members of the House and Senate must vote yes.


A new lawsuit is filed over commercial salmon farms in Puget Sound

The lawsuit would force the federal government to reconsider commercial farms in light of the outbreak.


Tax foe Tim Eyman’s latest effort to limit taxes is looking up

The measure would decrease the sales tax by one percent unless the legislature sends voters a constitutional amendment requiring a two-thirds legislative majority to raise taxes.


A confirmed case of e. coli in Whatcom County.

Katie Stanford with the County Health Department says the local resident did not eat at a Chipotle restaurant… so it may be hard to figure where it came from because of the 10-day incubation period.

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Pudding maker Kozy Shack faces recall

Pudding maker Kozy Shack Enterprises is recalling some pudding because it was not labeled as containing eggs.


Police Sergeant accused of filming a teenage babysitter in the shower

A Snohomish County jury will decide the fate of a former Monroe Police Sergeant who is accused of filming a teenage babysitter taking showers in his home.


Latina candidates elected to Yakima City Council, making history

In the wake of a Federal court lawsuit, Hispanic candidates have for the first time been elected to the Yakima City Council.

Kris Hofferman with Ferndale Mayor candidates fixed

Another tally of ballots reveal changes in local election results

Another tally of ballots reveals some changes in local election results, with the next ballot count scheduled for 5 pm this afternoon.

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Fire destroys over a million-dollars in “Healthy Pet” inventory

No injuries are reported. The cause is under investigation.


Federal gov. threatens to cut funding for Western State Hospital unless changes are made

No more expansion at Western State Hospital until they can hire more staff at the psychiatric facility. The federal government has threatened to cut millions in funding if changes aren’t made.

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Largest recorded algae bloom on the west coast kills marine life

Tests on dead or dying marine wildlife show the animals were exposed to a vast bloom of toxic algae off the west coast. The toxic algae bloom is the largest recorded on the west coast and has already shut down lucrative fisheries.

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E. coli connected to Chipotle Restaurants spread to 37 people so far

37 people in Washington and Oregon have E. Coli connected to an outbreak tied to Chipotle restaurants. 12 have been hospitalized.

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Ride The Duck Tours will not be returning to the streets before next year

It's unlikely that Seattle's Ride The Ducks tour vehicles will be back on the streets before next year.


Vote 2015: More ballots are counted

Returns show it's an interesting election season, with not every race decided at this point.

A laboratory technician shows isolated Escherichia coli bacteria at the Bulgarian Food Safety Agency's micro biological laboratory in Sofia, Bulgaria, Friday, June 10, 2011. German vegetables caused an E. coli outbreak that has killed 29 people and sickened 3,000, investigators announced Friday after tracking the bacteria from patients in hospital beds to restaurants and then farm fields.

Correction to reports that Whatcom County girls were hospitalized

We have a correction to earlier reports that two Whatcom County girls were hospitalized after eating at Chipotle restaurants.

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Man stabbed in downtown Bellingham

Tried to calm argument

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Seattle’s homeless declared an emergency situation

Seattle's Mayor and King County Executive Dow Constantine declared the city's growing homelessness an emergency situation.

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High speed pusuit in Bellingham leads to a crash and an arrest

A high speed pursuit on Bellingham streets leads to a crash and an arrest early Monday morning.

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