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10th Dec 2017 Feeling charitable? Here?s how six local nonprofits spent their money
As the holidays approach, some people are feeling charitable and looking to donate to local nonprofits. Here?s a breakdown of how much money six Whatc...

9th Dec 2017 He was a mentor, molested a boy, and got 60 days jail
A Bellingham man was given a special sex offender sentencing alternative, commonly referred to as SSOSA, for molesting a 13-year-old boy he met throug...

9th Dec 2017 Voyeurism and lewd conduct cases continue near WWU and the suspect remains at large
Police are considering whether an indecent exposure Friday morning is the person linked to two dozen or more similar incidents in Bellingham this year...

8th Dec 2017 An algae bloom at Lake Padden looked icky. But could it be harmful?
Signs posted around parts of Lake Padden are warning people about a blue-green algae bloom on the lake?s northern half. The bloom ? found along the ro...

10th Dec 2017 12 Strays of Christmas: The ?Fonz? is large and in charge
Meet the ?Fonz!? He?s a large and in charge adult male tabby looking for new digs to call his own. Arthur Fonzarelli is 3 years old and not afraid to ...

8th Dec 2017 Skagit County approves another permit to expand Anacortes refinery
Skagit County Hearing Examiner Wick Dufford has approved a permit for a proposed upgrade at an Anacortes oil refinery. The decision comes five weeks a...

8th Dec 2017 Bellingham man faces amended charges in babysitter rape case
A Bellingham man accused of raping a teenage babysitter in 2015 pleaded not guilty Thursday morning to amended charges in his case, according to Whatc...

8th Dec 2017 Nooksack chairman vows to continue disenrollments in wake of contested election
Nooksack tribal chairman Bob Kelly said he plans to start a new round of disenrollment hearings this week after an election that seemed to favor incum...

8th Dec 2017 She allegedly admitted to using stolen credit cards. She was released with no bond
A woman will be arraigned next week on felony charges of identity theft and possession of stolen property related to break-ins of vehicles parked at l...

7th Dec 2017 He pointed a pistol at a Fred Meyer employee and fled
A Lynden man was arrested Wednesday in Sedro-Woolley in connection with an alleged armed robbery last month in North Bellingham. Jimmy Raymond Abitia,...

7th Dec 2017 There?s a new pay-for-parking system in Bellingham
City of Bellingham officials on Thursday announced that there?s a new system in place for how customers pay for parking at city pay stations. So from ...

7th Dec 2017 Price of maps for Mount Baker Snoqualmie National Forest is going up
The price of maps for the Mount Baker Snoqualmie National Forest will increase in 2018 from $10 to $14. The increase will take effect Jan. 1 for paper...

7th Dec 2017 Skagit County town damaged by flood can?t get federal aid
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is unable to help the town of Lyman build flood protection, according to a letter from the agency. The agency respond...

9th Dec 2017 Are you enough of a ninja to make it through this new Bellingham obstacle course?
For those wondering if they have the upper body strength like the contestants on the television show ?American Ninja Warriors,? you can find out in No...

7th Dec 2017 More local brews are ready for tasting in Bellingham
A local version of Melvin beer will be flowing on Thursday as the company kicks off the start of its brewing facility. At 11 a.m. Melvin Brewing will ...

7th Dec 2017 Prosecutor: Bellingham dentist in sex recording case used GPS to track another woman
A Bellingham dentist facing voyeurism charges for allegedly making a sex tape without his lover?s knowledge was convicted of trespassing after electro...

10th Dec 2017 12 Strays of Christmas: Meet Arthur Fonzarelli the cat
The "Fonz" is a large and in charge adult male tabby. For information on how to adopt Mr. Fonzarelli, visit the Whatcom Humane Society, 2172 Division ...

10th Dec 2017 12 Strays of Christmas: Meet River the guinea pig
River is a guinea pig looking for a new home. For information on how to adopt River, visit the Whatcom Humane Society, 2172 Division St. in Bellingham...

9th Dec 2017 See costumed runners and walkers take off from the starting line at the Jingle Bell Run
Runners and walkers take off from the starting line of the Jingle Bell Run on Saturday, Dec. 9, by Bellingham High School in Bellingham. The Jingle Be...

9th Dec 2017 12 Strays of Christmas: River just needs a box to call his own, and some leafy greens
River is a happy-go-lucky young adult male guinea pig looking for a new home. He is extremely social and enjoys being held and exploring new things. R...

8th Dec 2017 Sgt. Claudia Murphy offers advice on what to do if you see a peeper or flasher
Sgt. Claudia Murphy, who supervises the Bellingham Police Department?s Family Crimes Unit, offers advice on what to do if you see a peeper or flasher....

8th Dec 2017 12 Strays of Christmas: Diana the cat is ready to be your princess
Meet Diana ? a sweet, sassy 4-year-old female domestic short hair cat looking for a new home to call her own. Diana arrived at the Whatcom Humane Soci...

8th Dec 2017 12 Strays of Christmas: Meet Diana the cat
Diana is a cat looking for a new home. For information on how to adopt Diana, visit the Whatcom Humane Society, 2172 Division St. in Bellingham, Washi...

7th Dec 2017 Why did Melvin Brewing come to Bellingham ?
David Powers, general manager of the Melvin Brewing in Bellingham, talks about why the Wyoming craft brewer opened a brew pub in Bellingham and the lo...

7th Dec 2017 12 Strays of Christmas: Blue the Lab is ready to join you in your outdoor adventures
Looking for a jogging, hiking or snowshoeing partner? Look no further. Meet Blue ? a large and in charge 10-month-old female Labrador retriever lookin...

6th Dec 2017 Big day arrives at Melvin Brewing in Bellingham
Melvin Brewing releases the first four beers brewed at their Bellingham location Thursday, Dec. 7. The four beers are Peach Innit, a white peach pale ...

6th Dec 2017 Racquetball player facing rape charges makes first appearance in court
Carlos Scott makes his first appearance in Whatcom County Superior Court on Tuesday, Dec. 5, in Bellingham, Washington. He's charged in 5 sex assault ...

7th Dec 2017 Police said this guy is known for masturbating in public. Is he the infamous WWU voyeur?
Bellingham Police arrested a man Tuesday after he allegedly exposed himself. Now detectives are determining whether he?s connected to the numerous rec...

7th Dec 2017 12 Strays of Christmas: Meet Blue the chocolate Lab
Meet Blue ? a large and in charge 10-month-old Labrador retriever looking for an active home to call her own. For information on how to adopt Blue, vi...

6th Dec 2017 Whatcom residents will pay more for flood tax, other water issues. Here?s why
The County Council has increased the flood tax and formed the Lake Whatcom Stormwater Utility District. The measures are part of the wide-ranging wate...


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