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17th Jun 2018 Why is it so hard to find an apartment in Bellingham?
A lack of affordable units and a tight housing market make it difficult for low- and middle-income earners to find a place to rent in Bellingham. &#82...

17th Jun 2018 Even $15 an hour won't be enough when it comes to paying rent in Whatcom County
It turns out Whatcom County is far from alone when it comes to not having enough affordable rental units. There isn't a single county in the U.S. wher...

16th Jun 2018 Coast Guard rescues couple from sailboat 180 miles off Washington coast
Two people were rescued Saturday off their sailboat 180 miles off the Washington coast, the U.S. Coast Guard said. The Coast Guard rescued the husband...

16th Jun 2018 Wondering how to keep your kids entertained this summer? Here's a $1 option.
Parents, rejoice. There's a cheap way to keep your children entertained this summer. Regal Cinemas, which has a theater in Bellingham, is offering $1 ...

16th Jun 2018 Off-leash dogs common on Bellingham, Whatcom trails. Are their owners just confused?
"Leash your dog..." are fighting words in the city of subdued excitement as unwelcome trail interactions prompt anger from hikers and walkers with and...

15th Jun 2018 Suicide rate up across Washington ? but why? ?No one is exactly sure,? expert says
Suicide is, for most of us, an uncomfortable subject, one we?d rather not talk about. But last week, two prominent people took their own lives ? desig...

15th Jun 2018 Bellingham flights among Allegiant flights canceled for lack of planes
Allegiant is canceling more flights because, it says, new planes didn?t show up when expected. Customers are venting on social media, demanding reimbu...

15th Jun 2018 Vandal caused thousands in damage to this partially-built Bellingham apartment complex
A partially-built apartment complex in the Samish neighborhood was vandalized Wednesday night, causing thousands of dollars in damage. Around 12:10 p....

15th Jun 2018 State waives portion of Cascade Natural Gas penalty
The state Utilities and Transportation Commission this week waived a portion of a penalty against Cascade Natural Gas for safety violations along the ...

15th Jun 2018 'Juneuary' is about to end. Are you ready for summer?
It's time to turn off the heat and switch on the AC because "Juneuary" is coming to an end, meteorologists say. Forecasts from the National Weather Se...

14th Jun 2018 Bellingham man arrested after allegedly pushing woman into broken glass
.Police arrested a Bellingham man Wednesday night after he allegedly assaulted a woman and fled from officers. They used a bean-bag shotgun round to s...

14th Jun 2018 Bellingham man arrested for allegedly molesting toddler
A Bellingham man was arrested Wednesday for allegedly molesting a toddler. Tyler Dale Jones, 29, was arrested on suspicion of first-degree child moles...

14th Jun 2018 Flames were on the roof, but damage contained to the area near the crematorium
Fire damaged a Bellingham funeral home Wednesday evening. No injuries were reported in the 7:06 p.m. Wednesday fire at Jerns Funeral Chapel, 800 Sunse...

14th Jun 2018 Are you a victim of a money wiring scam? Here are some common examples
Have you ever been a victim of a wiring scam? Here are some examples of common ways people try to get money from you. … Click to Continue &raquo...

13th Jun 2018 Juneteenth is celebrated across the U.S. But what is this holiday about?
Juneteenth is celebrated all over the United States every year, but do you know what it is? Do you know why it is significant, currently and historica...

13th Jun 2018 She thought she bought a ticket to happiness, but police, airline helped pick up the pieces
A 79-year-old Texas woman hopped on a plane to Bellingham June 2, thinking she was going to meet the man who intended to marry her. A day later, she w...

13th Jun 2018 WWU Foundation sells landmark Bellingham Armory building
The Western Washington University Foundation has sold the landmark Armory building, which sits on 1.3 acres and overlooks Bellingham Bay, to a pair of...

13th Jun 2018 WWU has sold the landmark Bellingham Armory. Here's what new owners plan next.
The landmark Armory building is now under private ownership, but the new owners say the community will have a chance to help determine its future. On ...

12th Jun 2018 Amazon Prime members, it's finally discount time at Bellingham Whole Foods
A national Whole Foods Market announcement from last month is coming into action locally. Starting Wednesday, the Bellingham store at 1030 Lakeway Dri...

13th Jun 2018 New-to-Bellingham event 'signifies what we embody as a nation and what we want to become'
Freedom and unity will be celebrated this weekend during Juneteenth in Bellingham. The event is huge in Texas and other parts of the South, and an org...

12th Jun 2018 Bellingham man allegedly used cell phone app to stalk woman
A Bellingham man was arrested after a tenant reported he was stalking a woman through an app on her cellphone. Kurt Prasse, 56, was arrested Monday af...

12th Jun 2018 Do there seem to be more people in our great outdoors? This may be part of the reason why
Do the wide-open expanses of Whatcom County's great outdoors seem just a little bit less ... well, wide-open? Feel like getting away only lands you in...

12th Jun 2018 Potential custody dispute started in California, but led to arrest in Bellingham
A California man was arrested early Monday in the Roosevelt neighborhood after police say he was involved in a child custody dispute and allegedly bro...

12th Jun 2018 He did major damage to Fairhaven Station in April. He's already out of jail.
A Bellingham man served 50 days in jail for a window-breaking rampage that caused tens of thousands of dollars in damage to the Fairhaven Station in l...

11th Jun 2018 Love the food truck scene? There will soon be another Saturday option in Bellingham
As food trucks continue to grow in popularity, Bellingham is about to get another regular hangout on Saturdays this summer. Street Food Saturdays will...

11th Jun 2018 Here's how today's ruling on salmon streams could affect Whatcom governments
Whatcom County officials are unsure if Monday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling will create a new urgency for culvert improvements to ease salmon migration ...

11th Jun 2018 Here?s how Canada?s Trans Mountain pipeline purchase could impact Whatcom County
The Canadian government has purchased a vital link in Washington?s oil network ? a nearly 70-mile pipeline spur running through Whatcom and Skagit cou...

11th Jun 2018 'A tough loss' for firefighters, his death is ruled in the line of duty for Whatcom
A former Whatcom County firefighter who died of cancer this week is being listed as a line-of-duty fatality under state law that classifies certain ki...

11th Jun 2018 Everson man dies in wreck Sunday night
A 30-year-old Everson man died Sunday night after he drove off the road into a ditch, according to Washington State Patrol. Around 9:42 p.m. Sunday, B...

11th Jun 2018 Here's when more dental and behavioral health care is coming to north Whatcom County
Unity Care NW is starting construction on a $15 million clinic to serve north Whatcom County. The 23,500-square-foot clinic is expected to serve an ad...


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