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Marysville council votes to ban fireworks in 2017

Fireworks sparked a number of brush fires in the hot, dry summer of 2015.


2 weeks ago

State gives Ride the Ducks ‘conditional’ safety rating

A crash on Sept. 24 killed five international college students and injured dozens of others when a "duck boat" swerved into an oncoming charter bus.

NAS Whidbey Island Search and Rescue (SAR) crewman, Wayne Paplaski, a Hospital Corpsman First Class assigned to the SAR unit, approaches one of two skiers injured in an avalanche on Mount Hernon on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016.

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New photos show weekend avalanche rescue

New photos show weekend avalanche rescue.


2 weeks ago

“Nooksack 306,” the tribal court ruling continues

A Nooksack Tribal judge ruled the more than 300 tribal members facing disenrollment should be allowed to vote in council elections.


2 weeks ago

WCC recognized as one of the top community colleges in US

Nine Washington community colleges — including Whatcom Community College – are on the list of the nation’s 150 best in a national competition.

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2 weeks ago

WWU expands office space into Barkley Village-area

Western Washington University’s Small Business Development Center will open an office in the Barkley Village-area.

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Moratorium on government coal sales to address climate change

The moratorium could impact more than two dozen mining projects in nine states involving more than a billion tons of coal.

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2 weeks ago

Warm, wet weather hits Whatcom County today

Warm, wet weather hits Whatcom County on this Wednesday.

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2 weeks ago

County’s unemployment rate up slightly from November to December

More people were looking for fewer jobs in Whatcom County in December compared to November.

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2 weeks ago

Bellingham-born entrepreneur survives the Shark Tank…to swim with even bigger fish

Stephan Aarstol's Tower Paddle Boards will be featured on tv's "Beyond The Tank."


2 weeks ago

Bellevue Maggiano’s closed for suspected norovirus outbreak

Several workers at the restaurant also had symptoms consistent with the highly contagious gastrointestinal illness.

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Man in Renton movie theater shooting charged with assault

He claims he dropped his gun and it went off Jan. 21 during a showing of "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi".

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Two Men Found Dead In Seattle Apartment

Police say the two men appear to have been beaten to death.


2 weeks ago

Washington bill targets credibility of informants’ testimony

About 16 percent of DNA exonerations around the country have come in cases where jailhouse snitches or other "incentivized informants" were used.


2 weeks ago

House passes bill to allow retired teachers to substitute

The Longview Daily News reports the measure passed on a vote of 96-1 and now moves on to the Senate.


2 weeks ago

Memorial fund for man killed in avalanche

Mark Panthen’s body was recovered today. The 36 year old lived in Bellingham.

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2 weeks ago

Violent crash on Haxton Way sends Bellingham woman to the hospital

A violent high speed crash on Haxton Way sends a Bellingham woman to the hospital.


2 weeks ago

Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman faces hit-and-run and vehicular assault charges

Police are recommending hit-and-run and vehicular assault charges against Seahawks Fullback Derrick Coleman


2 weeks ago

Bellingham looks at new jailing options and services

With overcrowding at the Whatcom County jail, the city of Bellingham is looking at options other than incarceration.

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2 weeks ago

Lynden man charged with assaulting Border Patrol officers sentenced

The U.S. Attorney in Seattle says Wayne Groen sped his truck at Border Patrol agents who were working near his home last July, trying to hurt them

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