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16th Aug 2017 Bellingham attorney accused of assault on elderly neighbor
A Bellingham attorney faces a charge of assaulting an elderly neighbor this week in the South Hill neighborhood. Alexander Floyd Ransom, 44, got angry...

16th Aug 2017 Can you handle a fat sandwich? It?s coming to Bellingham
Whatcom County residents may want to build up some eating stamina before the arrival of this restaurant. Marcus Martin, his brother Taylor Martin and ...

16th Aug 2017 Wild rides dominate Lynden fair - take a look at this rodeo event
They are not the kind of rides you?d take kids on at the Northwest Washington Fair, but the rodeo cowboys competing Tuesday night provided plenty of e...

15th Aug 2017 Fired Sumas farmworkers face uncertain future for themselves and their families
About 13 of the approximately 70 fired farmworkers living in a makeshift camp in Sumas returned to Mexico Tuesday morning, with their travel paid for ...

16th Aug 2017 Longtime Anacortes photographer left his mark on the area
Wallie Funk?s first editorial for the Anacortes American in 1950 called for residents to preserve local history. He carried that message throughout hi...

16th Aug 2017 Bond lowered for man accused of killing son in Colorado
A judge has lowered the bond for a man charged with killing his 13-year-old son Dylan in southwestern Colorado in 2012. Bond had been set at $1 millio...

15th Aug 2017 Temporary farmworker talks about working conditions on Sumas berry farm, why he came to U.S.
Samuel Mayorga Salas speaks about why he came to the United States for work and why he and others decided to go on strike from their jobs at Sarbanand...

15th Aug 2017 Berry picker explains why he and others went on strike at a Sumas farm
Faustino de la Cruz Arizon speaks about being recruited as a farmworker and why he and others decided to go on strike from their jobs at Sarbanand Far...

15th Aug 2017 Take a ride inside a demolition derby car at the Lynden fair
Have you ever wondered what it?s like to ride along in a car at the demolition derby at the Northwest Washington Fair? We put a 360-degree camera insi...

14th Aug 2017 Bellingham climber?s body recovered
A North Cascades National Park rescue team has recovered the body of a Bellingham woman who died last month in a mountain climbing accident, even as f...

14th Aug 2017 With final count, here?s where primary vote results stand in Whatcom County
Whatcom County?s top-two primary results will be certified Wednesday ? a final count Tuesday did not change the leaders in the races. Voter turnout wa...

15th Aug 2017 Firefighter charged with possessing child porn has EMT certificate suspended
A former Mount Vernon firefighter facing charges of possession of child pornography has had his emergency medical technician certificate suspended by ...

15th Aug 2017 It took Ecology a couple of hours to clean up this spill into the Swinomish Channel
A boat blown onto a beach Sunday afternoon spilled about 25 gallons of diesel fuel into the Swinomish Channel, which runs from Padilla Bay through LaC...

15th Aug 2017 Man suspected of killing son returns to Colorado
The man authorities say killed his 13-year-old son has returned to Colorado to face charges second-degree murder and child abuse resulting in death. M...

15th Aug 2017 With ?Snowmageddon? behind us, what will Whatcom County?s winter look like this year?
Don?t worry about digging out the snow shovel from the garage, and you probably shouldn?t count on as many snow days, either. The Farmers? Almanac Win...

15th Aug 2017 Ever wanted to own a downtown eatery? Here?s your chance
A downtown restaurant known for its comfort food is up for sale. Man Pies owner Bryce Sharp said in a news release it was time for him ?to hand the &#...

15th Aug 2017 WWU student dies after fall along Pacific Crest Trail in Oregon
A Western Washington University student was one of the two 19-year-old women who died when they fell from the Pacific Crest Trail in Oregon Saturday. ...

15th Aug 2017 Watch what happens when five guys jump a Honda at the Demolition Derby
Michael Vree of Lynden and four of his friends decided it would be fun go airborne in a 1990 Honda Accord during the "Jump Your Junk" event at the Nor...

14th Aug 2017 Will Whatcom County get to see next Monday?s solar eclipse? It?s still a little cloudy
We can?t even blame Canada this time ? smoke from the British Columbia wildfires cleared out over the weekend, and Whatcom County?s air quality has re...

14th Aug 2017 This Bellingham eatery will not be on the list of places to be shuttered
The Bellingham Applebee?s restaurant is not one of the locations slated for closure. Applebee?s parent company DineEquity Inc. announced last week it ...

14th Aug 2017 Citizen scientists take to Salish Sea to help monitor its health
As waves rocked the boat, a group of citizen scientists watched lines take shape on a computer screen. The blue, red and black lines represented tempe...

14th Aug 2017 Oops...it?s not chicken
Luvo, a Blaine-based company, is recalling its frozen Chicken Chile Verde products because of mislabelling and undeclared allergens. According to a US...

14th Aug 2017 Ready to trade the smell of B.C. wildfire smoke for deep-fried food and animals at the Fair?
Normal northwest summer weather is expected to return this week, just in time for the Northwest Washington Fair Monday to Saturday in Lynden. The nati...

14th Aug 2017 Emergency response exercises planned at Bellingham airport
A large number of agencies will be participating in a full-scale emergency response drill at the Bellingham International Airport on Sept. 12. The dri...

13th Aug 2017 Someone?s stolen your bike. Hope you?ve done this to help police get it back
Each year, an average of 325 bicycles are stolen in the city. Most will never be returned to their owners because they haven?t done one thing ? keep a...

13th Aug 2017 Whatcom Chief is about to head to dry dock. Here?s what it means for residents
The Lummi Island ferry will be taken out of service during a good portion of September for its annual maintenance checkup. The Whatcom Chief will head...

11th Aug 2017 Bicycle theft prevention tips with a Bellingham police sergeant
Bellingham Police Sgt. Keith Johnson gives bicycle theft prevention tips. … Click to Continue »...

11th Aug 2017 Power outage planned for Glacier during road project
Residents around the Hedrick Creek culvert replacement project will have to deal with a planned power outage that could last for 12 hours. Puget Sound...

11th Aug 2017 Inmate who died in Whatcom County Jail identified as Lummi woman
A Whatcom County Jail inmate who died Thursday afternoon has been identified as a woman who lived on the Lummi Reservation. Records show Lummi Nation ...

12th Aug 2017 He?s hoping to help revive this Bellingham neighborhood one haircut at a time
Jared Jones-Valentine is hoping to be a part of a Birchwood neighborhood revival, helping as many neighbors at all income levels while providing a goo...


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