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Naval Air Station Patuxent River (Aug. 2, 2006) - A new era in Naval aviation have began for the first EA-18G Growler aircraft, the next-generation electronic attack aircraft for the U.S. Navy that combines the combat-proven F/A-18 Super Hornet with state-of-the-art electronic warfare avionics suite.The EA-18G will feature an airborne electronic attack suite based on Northrop Grumman's Improved Capability III system, a radically new jamming and information warfare system. The EA-18G is expected to enter initial operational capability in 2009. U.S. Navy photo (RELEASED)

Naval Air Station neighbors lose bid to stop noisy jets

A federal judge has refused to order an injunction sought by neighbors of Naval Air Station Whidbey Island to stop noisy jet fighters from practicing aircraft-carrier landings.

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Federal court: Anti-Muslim group can’t post ads on buses

A federal appeals court says an anti-Muslim group can't post ads on Washington state buses showing photos of terrorists and saying the FBI offers a $25 million reward for their capture.

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Football coaches top list of state salaries

Washington State University football coach Mike Leach and University of Washington football coach Chris Peterson topped the list of salaries received by state employees last year.

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Tacoma moves to close dozens of medical marijuana shops

With updates to Washington's medical marijuana system in effect, Tacoma is moving to shut down dozens of unlicensed dispensaries.

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Beauty queen lies about having cancer in an elaborate scheme

Brandi Weaver-Gates raised thousands of dollars after leading everyone to believe she had been diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia in March 2013.

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Downtown Bellingham Partnership creates a solution to fill vacancies

Downtown Bellingham partners with City of Bellingham, Western Washington University students and entrepreneurs to fill vacancies downtown, providing more activity throughout the downtown area.

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Seattle, Tacoma and Everett enact voluntary water reductions

Seattle, Tacoma and Everett have moved to the second stage of their water shortage plans by enacting voluntary water reductions.

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Effort to move presidential primary to March fails

Washington state's presidential primary date is still scheduled to be held in late May after Democrats refused to support moving the statewide contest.

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Federal agency sues Amtrak, claims disability discrimination

Federal agency sues Amtrak, claims disability discrimination SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a federal…

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Thousands mourn state trooper who died on duty

Thousands of people joined representatives from dozens of law enforcement agencies at a memorial for a Washington State Trooper who died while on duty

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If voters choose to build new jail, Bellingham may not be able to use it

County Executive Jack Louws asked the Bellingham City Council one last time on Monday to support the jail funding proposal.

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State fines BNSF railway for water contamination

The state has fined BNSF Railway for railroad ties and other materials in Whatcom and Skagit county water bodies. Larry…

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Police meet opposition over crime prediction software

As Bellingham police take steps to introduce crime prediction software as a new tool to cut down on crime rates in the city, some members of the community are expressing concern.

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Bellingham Dentist killed on Birthday

Eric Moldver died in the North Cascades.

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Man saves grandson but needs rescue after kayak flips

A 74-year-old man who was kayaking with his 6-year-old grandson was able to save the boy when they fell into the cold waters of Dungeness Bay but had to get rescued himself.

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Seattle City Council votes to adopt ‘gun violence tax’

Seattle's City Council has approved a new tax on the sale of firearms and ammunition — a measure designed to help offset the financial toll of gun violence.

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Feds: Latest photos show orca may have shaken fishing lure

Federal officials say a killer whale they've been monitoring near the San Juan Islands may have gotten rid of the salmon lure that was hanging from its mouth.

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Shell seeks modified permit for Arctic offshore drilling

Royal Dutch Shell PLC has applied to amend its federal permit to allow drilling into oil-bearing rock in the Arctic Ocean off Alaska's northwest coast.

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Convicted Whatcom County killer sentenced to 18-years in prison 

William Smith stabbed Jeremy McClellan to death in March off of Pacific Highway.

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Bellingham woman accused of killing husband, son held on $1,000,000 bail

This was her first court appearance since the mid-July killings because she was in the hospital recovering from a gunshot wound.

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Today in entertainment history: Sept. 4

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Comedian Joan Rivers arrives for the premiere of the documentary "Joan Rivers - A Piece Of Work" during the 2010 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah January 25, 2010.

A walk down Hollywood's memory lane.

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Sims leads Shock past Storm 85-67 for sixth-straight win

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Odyssey Sims had 24 points and four assists to lead the Tulsa Shock to an 85-67 victory over the Seattle Storm on Thursday night.

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Lockett’s early TD sends Seattle to 31-21 win over Oakland

Tyler Lockett runs while taking part in drills at Seattle Seahawks NFL football rookie minicamp Sunday, May 10, 2015, in Renton, Wash.

Tyler Lockett scored his third touchdown of the preseason on a 63-yard reception from Russell Wilson

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Dozens of dogs, cats, chinchillas seized from Seattle home

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Seattle Police say they have seized more than 40 animals from squalid conditions in a Seattle home.

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Washington Supreme Court rules against Backpage.com

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The Washington Supreme Court has ruled in favor of three young girls who sued Backpage.com after they were sold as prostitutes on the site.