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20th Apr 2018 Samish Bay fails evaluation for shellfish harvest
Samish Bay has again failed the state evaluation for a shellfish harvest upgrade because of bacterial pollution in the Samish River. Pollution in the ...

19th Apr 2018 ?Two guys are doing all of the work?: Orcas? inbreeding may devastate the population
Just two male whales fathered more than half the calves born since 1990 in the population of southern-resident killer whales, a sign of inbreeding, sc...

19th Apr 2018 Pregnant woman found murdered in Wisconsin was a 2015 graduate of Blaine High
A 2015 Blaine High School graduate has been found murdered in Wisconsin, according to news reports. Shannon Mani, 21, was last seen Friday at her Wauk...

19th Apr 2018 Whale watch group adopts new rules for ecotourism
The Pacific Whale Watch Association, which includes 32 companies in Washington and British Columbia, has adopted vessel operation guidelines it says w...

19th Apr 2018 They watch whales for a living and now plan to change the rules
An industry group of whale watching businesses has adopted new guidelines to keep endangered whales, including orcas and humpbacks, safer around comme...

19th Apr 2018 Here's how Bellingham will honor immigrant communities once pushed out of the county
The installation ceremony for the Arch of Healing and Reconciliation is set for Saturday at Bellingham City Hall at 210 Lottie St. The ceremony is 10:...

19th Apr 2018 RAM Construction installs memorial ahead of official Saturday ceremony
RAM Construction crews assemble the Arch of Healing and Reconciliation on Wednesday, April 18, at the corner of Lottie Street and North Commercial Str...

18th Apr 2018 Smell that? It's the scent of success ? Bellingham just made another national list
Breathe in ... breathe out. Breathe in ... breathe out. Take real deep breaths, Bellingham ? the air you're breathing is about as clean as it gets. Be...

18th Apr 2018 This Bellingham dog daycare and training shop owner found a pile of what on her car?
The owner of a Bellingham dog training and daycare business got a foul start to her work week, according to a Facebook post, when she discovered a van...

18th Apr 2018 Bellingham woman injured when car plunges 100 feet off Chuckanut Drive embankment
A 28-year-old Bellingham woman was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after the car she was a passenger in hit a guardrail along Chucka...

17th Apr 2018 Island County jail guards and victim's aunt give emotional statements in court
Mark Moffit and David Lind give statements during their sentencing hearing on Tuesday, April 17, at Whatcom County Courthouse in Bellingham. … C...

17th Apr 2018 Former jail guards who falsified records sentenced in 2015 inmate dehydration death
Two former Island County jail guards were sentenced Tuesday for their roles in what many are calling a systemic failure by Island County Jail staff th...

17th Apr 2018 Motorcyclist thrown 150 to 200 feet during I-5 accident, according to scanner report
A motorcyclist was thrown 150 to 200 feet, according to scanner reports, during an accident Tuesday afternoon on southbound Interstate 5 just north of...

17th Apr 2018 How could that perfect sunset at Boulevard Park get any better? Get a pizza delivered
OK, we're still two months ? more likely three ? away from having weather you'd actually want to plan an outdoor family reunion or children's birthday...

17th Apr 2018 Hitting a hole-in-one at North Bellingham Golf Course wasn't even the best part
Hitting a hole-in-one is hard ? no, really, really hard. The odds of a PGA Tour professional golfer hitting an ace are about 1 in 2,500, according to ...

17th Apr 2018 'It's just been a part of Bellingham for so long, it wouldn?t be Bellingham without it'
A longtime parade will go on this Memorial Day weekend, thanks to a Marine Corps league based in Bellingham. Capt. Daniel B. Bartle Detachment 1335 is...

17th Apr 2018 Here are Costco's best bargains, according to employees - and the products they avoid
A trip to the Bellingham Costco certainly has improved since the store moved to its current location off Bakerview Road in November 2016. Gas lines no...

17th Apr 2018 Skagit Valley Tulip Festival in full bloom
Mike Wilson of Bellingham shard this video he shot the weekend of April 14-15, 2018 at the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival in Mount Vernon, Washington. &...

16th Apr 2018 The discolored water won't hurt you but it might stain your white t-shirt
City of Bellingham crews are flushing water mains until May 4. Here's what to do if you see discolored water. … Click to Continue »...

16th Apr 2018 Bellingham crews are flushing water pipes. What does that mean for your home?
Crews working for the City of Bellingham are conducting their annual water main flushing through May 4. The water mains are flushed from about 8 a.m. ...

16th Apr 2018 He spent $1 million on plane tickets and debt. Here's where police say he got the cash
A man was arrested last week for allegedly stealing nearly $1 million from his 93-year-old mother who is suffering from dementia. William Edward Black...

16th Apr 2018 We all know it's been raining quite a bit recently. Do we have reason to worry, yet?
Because of heavy rain over the past several days, Northwest Washington is under an increased threat of landslides through Tuesday, meteorologists said...

16th Apr 2018 CSI Bellevue? Watch how Washington State Patrol's crime scene team works.
Ever wonder how Washington State Patrol's forensic scientists investigate crime scenes? Here's an inside look at one of their real cases. … Clic...

16th Apr 2018 This keeps happening in areas around WWU
A man was masturbating outside an apartment building early Sunday in the Sehome neighborhood, the latest of more than two dozen similar incidents repo...

15th Apr 2018 This arch bears the weight of history against immigrant communities, and hope for unity
Decades ago, members of three immigrant communities were rounded up and forced out of Whatcom County. Now, they and their descendants are being asked ...

13th Apr 2018 This contentious issue is dividing neighbors across Bellingham
Bellingham is wrestling with a housing issue that has sparked one of the most divisive discussions in years ? a proposal to change rules that govern h...

14th Apr 2018 Owner of new juice shop wants patrons to "love the fuel and then fuel the love"
Lisa Thomson, owner of Big Love Juice, talks about the business on Wednesday, April 11, in Bellingham. Big Love Juice plans to open another location i...

13th Apr 2018 Preschool teacher accused of child sex offenses makes first appearance in court
Ron Guier makes his first appearance in Whatcom County Superior Court on Friday, April 13, in Bellingham. Guier is accused of first-degree child rape,...

13th Apr 2018 Bellingham preschool teacher suspected of multiple child sex offenses
A Bellingham preschool teacher was arrested Thursday for allegedly exploiting a now 23-year-old man?s mental health issues to conceal nearly two decad...

13th Apr 2018 Think your taxes are too high? Here's how Bellingham compares to the rest of the state
State and local taxes on Bellingham residents may not be all that different whether you're well-off or barely struggling to pay the bills ? at least c...


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