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5 hours ago

American Airlines flight forced to turn around in Seattle after striking bird

The flight with 150 passengers landed safely yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon, but it did have a big dent on its nose.

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5 hours ago

National Association of Secretaries conference in Nashville will miss Washingtonian attendees

Republican Secretary of State Kim Wyman says part of the reason nobody from her office is going is the recently passed law allowing counselors to refuse to treat patients based on the therapist's religious or personal beliefs.

Sehome high School

5 hours ago

Some Whatcom County schools make list of best high schools in state

Squalicum High School is number 13 on the list, Sehome comes in at number 20, Bellingham High School is the 39th best high school in the state and Meridian is ranked 63rd.

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6 hours ago

Upcoming wildfire season won’t be as threatening as last year

U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell says there are still areas that could face severe fires this year.

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6 hours ago

Trial officially underway for driver of fatal crash killing two high school students near Ferndale

The trial of William Klein, the driver who ran into four high school students near Ferndale, killing two of them, got underway yesterday.

Marijuana

21 hours ago

Emergency moratorium on Pot stores in King County

Council members voted for the four month ban after hearing reports that residents were opposing the businesses.

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21 hours ago

Seattle Mariners CEO Howard Lincoln is stepping down

He's owned the team since 1999.

In this graphic provided by the Washington State Liquor Control Board, a logo that will be used for labeling legal marijuana produced in Washington state is shown. Officials released a preliminary draft of regulations for growing and selling legalized marijuana Thursday, May 16, 2013. Voters last November made Washington and Colorado the first states to legalize the sale of taxed marijuana to adults over 21 at state-licensed stores.

21 hours ago

More deadly car crashes in Washington since Pot became legal

People may not completely understand marijuana impairment yet.

Money

22 hours ago

The weak Canadian dollar is causing trouble for Whatcom retailers

The Canadian dollar was down to $0.68 U.S at one point a few months ago.

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22 hours ago

Man pleads not guilty in dismemberment slaying

Charlton is being held on five million dollars bail.

PC: Kimball Gainor

1 day ago

Trial begins today for driver of fatal Ferndale crash, killed two Winward High students

A jury is seated and opening arguments are scheduled for this morning in the William Klein trial. Klein drove into four Windward High School students near Ferndale last June, killing two boys and injuring two others.

State Auditor Troy Kelley

1 day ago

State Auditor acquitted of single charge, jury fails to reach verdict on all other counts

A jury acquitted State Auditor Troy Kelley of one count of making a false statement, but failed to reach a verdict on all of the other federal counts against him.

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1 day ago

Local guitar builder made guitars for Prince

Andy Beech is from Maple Falls but moved to Los Angeles as a young man and ended up on tour with Ozzy Osbourne as the guitar tech for Ozzy’s guitarist at the time, Zach Wilde.

Governor Jay Inslee

2 days ago

Executive order signed for support for former prisoners

It directs several state agencies to take steps aimed at reducing recidivism for recent prisoners.

Yakima SunDome

2 days ago

Yakima to open up resource center for LGBT youths

It will offer access to counseling, housing and health care and be a place to express themselves.

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2 days ago

A former Bellingham woman is suing the Canadian government

She's suing for $21,000,000.

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2 days ago

Suspect in the death of a Native American master carver is in jail

Tina Alcom is being held without bail.

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2 days ago

New information in the missing Oso couple murder investigation

Investigators believe Tony and John Reed, who are charged with murdering the couple, may have fled to Mexico.

navy

2 days ago

A Bellingham dock builder is working on the USS Arizona Memorial in Hawaii.

The memorial honors the nearly 1200 crewmen who died in the attack on Pearl Harbor.

court

2 days ago

Guilty verdict in Bellingham self defense case overturned

Kamuran Chabuk shot his neighbor Joshua Kiener in 2013. Kiener survived.

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Appeals court to hear ex-Subway pitchman’s appeal May 20

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A federal appeals court in Chicago has set a May hearing for former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle's appeal of his more than 15-year sentence in a child sex abuse and pornography case.

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