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Veterans Day

Several events are taking place in Bellingham today to honor veterans on Veterans Day


Bellingham parks ban smoking of all kinds

The ban doesn’t just pertain to cigarettes, cigars and pipes – it also includes electronic vaping devices.


Chipotle reopens after E. coli outbreak

Chipotle says it's reopening the 43 restaurants it closed in the pacific northwest during the E. coli outbreak that sickened about 40 people.

Rain in Puget Sound region boosts water supply for King County

Residents of Seattle, Everett and Tacoma are no longer being asked to reduce their water use.


Crews melt chewed gum off famed Seattle wall

A piece of Seattle history is coming down — or rather, 1 million little pieces.

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Will Haggen sell Whatcom County stores?

Bankruptcy court filings show the company is now considering auctioning-off all of its locations.


E. coli testing comes back negative for Pacific Northwest Chipotle restaurants

The source for the e-coli outbreak related to Chipotle's closure is still unknown. The company’s pacific northwest restaurants could reopen later this week.


Man dies after crashing into Bellingham Bay

Schmidt was alive when he left the scene, but later died at the hospital. The state patrol is investigating.


The Timber industry and environmentalists clash over new guidelines

The Timber industry and environmentalists don’t agree on an overhaul of guidelines for logging on unstable slopes.


Stormy weather and strong winds heading our way

Winds with gusts of 50 to 60 miles per hour are forecast to hit Whatcom County tonight through the rest of the workweek.


Boeing’s largest unions say state tax breaks should be tied to job numbers

Machinists President Jon Holden says the company isn't doing enough to live up to its side of the bargain. Holden and other leaders of the unions representing thousands of Boeing workers want lawmakers to act.

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Starbucks’ cups have a new look this holiday season

Starbucks’ new holiday cups are plain red without any mention of Christmas. Previous years’ Christmas cups at Starbucks had featured snowflakes, reindeer and other pop-culture holiday symbols.

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Sea World’s controversial Orca Shows are facing their end

Seaworld has seen Orca Show revenue drop since the release of the documentary "Blackfish."

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US Forest Service looks for ways to deter hikers from a dangerous trail

The trail is one of the most popular in the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. It was closed during the summer after rock and ice fell and killed a California woman.

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Albertsons wants back stores they sold to Haggen

The chain is bidding for 36 stores.

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Bellingham foreclosure rate down

New data shows foreclosures in Bellingham dropping. A report released by CoreLogic shows the downward trend comes in under the…


City welcomes ‘enhanced crosswalks’ to Alabama street

Bellingham is making crossing the street a little bit safer this week, after installing “high intensity activated crosswalks,” or HAWK signals,…

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Seahawks fans may be the loudest, but they’re not the drunkest

If Seahawks fans are louder than other fans…they get that way largely without overindulging in booze. A group called BAC-track…

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Re-authorization of export-import bank stuck in transportation bill.

Re-authorization of the export-import bank is now stuck in a transportation bill. The program, which helps companies get products to…


What is the future of fantasy football?

The state senate is looking into whether laws about fantasy football should be loosened. Senator Michael Baumgartner says the legislature…

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