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Whatcom deputies end scary standoff peacefully

A man had called 9-1-1 and asked to know the location of a policeman so he could kill the officer or have the officer kill him.

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Ferndale fires Public Works Director

Ferndale Public Works Director fired following DUI

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Labor dispute still backing up west coast seaports

Bellingham Bay seeing back up of ships as labor dispute continues

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Tuition may get cut at Washington colleges

Olympia want to cut tuition in state's colleges

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State senate majority unveils transportation package

Leaders hope new state senate majority transportation package will pass

Amanda Knox gestures at a news conference in Seattle Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011, after returning home from Italy. Knox was freed Monday after an Italian appeals court threw out her murder conviction for the death of her British roommate, Meredith Kercher.

Amanda Knox gets engaged

Knox's murder conviction still going through Italy courts

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Spokane councilman who questioned vaccines won’t resign

Spokane councilman also links illegal immigration to diseases

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WSU approves new multicultural center

$16M multicultural center approved for WSU

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Pasco residents planning protests for man shot by police

Pasco man throwing rocks shot by police, residents protest

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The state parks agency looks for more money

Parks agency comes out with new pass

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The governor wants to make e-cigs like other tobacco products

The governor says e-cigs need more regulation

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Partial West Coast port shutdown looms; contract talks stall

Amid an increasingly damaging labor dispute, 29 West Coast seaports which handle billions of dollars of goods will be mostly closed

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House committee hears Inslee plan to fight property crime

A plan to combat Washington's worst-in-the-nation property crime rate has drawn criticism from skeptical local officials.

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Earthquake warning system tested at University of Washington

The Pacific Northwest Seismic Network is starting to test an earthquake early warning system.

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Spokane health board member urged to quit over vaccine doubt

The Spokane City Council president is calling for Councilman Mike Fagan to resign his seat on the health board

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More care in logging landslide-prone areas in Washington

Logging companies may need a geotechnical report before they start cutting trees in landslide-prone areas of Washington

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State commission starts second probe of first charter school

The state Charter School Commission has launched a second investigation into Washington's first charter school.

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Supplemental budget passes Washington Senate

The Washington state Senate has approved a supplemental budget

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Confusion, concern in Olympia about health exchange budget

The chairman of the House Appropriations Committee has a message for the people who run the Washington health care exchange

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Haggen begins to change old Albertsons/Safeways

Haggen is starting the process of re-branding the 146-stores it recently acquired.

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