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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 after the Nov. 2 public hearing … Click to Continue »...

10th Dec 2017 Many landlords aren?t ?high? on new marijuana laws
DEAR MR. MYERS: I have owned and managed a small apartment building for several years, but now I have encountered a problem that I have never faced before. Our state … Click to Continue »...

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 North Bellingham. The Trampoline Zone … Click to Continue »...

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 introduce four … Click to Continue »...

6th Dec 2017 Whatcom?s economy grew in 2017. Will it continue in 2018?
There?s a saying that economic expansions don?t die of old age, but this current one has some pondering how long it can go. Three economists delved into the topic Tuesday … Click to Continue »...

6th Dec 2017 Tuesday was a busy day to pour concrete for a big Fairhaven residential project
A residential project in Fairhaven took a step toward completion after a long day of pouring concrete. About 700 yards of concrete was poured on Tuesday for the parking garage … Click to Continue »...

4th Dec 2017 Bellingham is gearing up for a busy road construction season. Here are some details
Plenty of road construction projects kept crews busy in town this year, but 2018 could be even busier. The Public Works Department is currently in the design phase for a … Click to Continue »...

3rd Dec 2017 Here?s why buying new appliances really is the eco-friendly decision
DEAR MR. MYERS: I know from reading your past real estate columns that you seem to be an eco-friendly guy. So, I was really disappointed when you recently advised a … Click to Continue »...

10th Dec 2017 Asian shares advance following encouraging US jobs report
Share prices were higher in Asia on Monday, lifted by encouraging employment data from the U.S. that took the Standard & Poor's 500 index to its third straight weekly gain … Click to Continue »...

10th Dec 2017 Deaths from window blinds show need for cord ban, study says
Children's injuries and deaths from window blinds have not stalled despite decades of safety concerns, according to a new U.S. study that recommends a complete ban on blinds with cords. … Click to Continue »...

10th Dec 2017 New York Regents to hear education budget recommendations
New York education leaders and advocates are looking ahead to next year's funding needs. A Board of Regents committee on early childhood education plans to present its budget recommendations to … Click to Continue »...

10th Dec 2017 NY Senate asks farmers: How can we help your bottom line?
Members of the New York state Senate want to hear from farmers about ways the state can help their industry. The Senate's Standing Committee on Agriculture is scheduled to meet … Click to Continue »...

10th Dec 2017 Venezuela's socialists romp to victory in mayoral elections
Venezuela's ruling socialists swept nearly all the races for mayors across the country, and President Nicolas Maduro is now threatening to ban key opposition parties from future elections in the … Click to Continue »...

10th Dec 2017 Asian shares advance following encouraging US jobs report
Share prices were higher in Asia on Monday, lifted by encouraging employment data from the U.S. that took the Standard & Poor's 500 index to its third straight weekly gain … Click to Continue »...

10th Dec 2017 The Latest: Bitcoin futures soar in first hours of trading
The Latest on the debut of bitcoin futures trading (all times local): 9:30 p.m. Bitcoin futures are spiking in their first hours of trading. Trading in the first-ever bitcoin futures … Click to Continue »...

10th Dec 2017 Bitcoin futures rise as virtual currency hits major exchange
The first-ever bitcoin future jumped after it began trading Sunday as the increasingly popular virtual currency made its debut on a major U.S. exchange. The futures contract that expires in … Click to Continue »...

10th Dec 2017 South Korea imposes new sanctions on North Korea
South Korea added several North Korean groups and individuals to its sanctions list Monday in a largely symbolic move that is part of efforts to cut off funding for the … Click to Continue »...

10th Dec 2017 Venezuela's ruling party wins big in mayoral elections
Venezuela's ruling socialist party swept mayoral races in most of the state capitals and major cities in Sunday elections boycotted by several opposition parties, officials announced. The ruling party won … Click to Continue »...

10th Dec 2017 Winter meetings warm up fast: Gregerson, relievers in demand
Now that Shohei Ohtani and Giancarlo Stanton picked their new places to play, baseball bosses checked into the winter meetings primed to make moves that had been bottled up for … Click to Continue »...

10th Dec 2017 10 Things to Know for Monday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday: 1. WHO LAYS LOW IN ALA. ELECTION RUNUP Scarred by sexual misconduct accusations, … Click to Continue »...

10th Dec 2017 The Latest: Trump robocall urges voters to back Moore
The Latest on the race for the Alabama Senate seat (all times local): 7:10 p.m. Alabama voters are getting a recorded phone call in which President Donald Trump says he … Click to Continue »...

10th Dec 2017 More private university chiefs top $2M as pay keeps climbing
Presidents at America's private universities saw their pay increase by 9 percent in 2015, according to a new report , with several of them topping $2 million in total earnings. … Click to Continue »...

10th Dec 2017 Safelight sewing internship offers skills, hope
A new sewing internship at a local nonprofit is stitching together hope, healing and skills for the future. Sewing Our World Together is the newest internship program at Safelight, an … Click to Continue »...

10th Dec 2017 Wofford students bond with homeless over coffee, doughnuts
About 10 students from Wofford College braved the cool temperatures before their morning classes on Dec. 4 to bond over coffee and doughnuts with people experiencing homelessness. They were part … Click to Continue »...

10th Dec 2017 Sexual misconduct often part of the job in hospitality work
One woman recalls how a general manager at a Chicago-area restaurant where she worked told her that if security cameras recorded him reaching between her legs and grabbing her genitals, … Click to Continue »...

10th Dec 2017 Phoenix spends $125K to assist homeless on light rail system
The light rail system for metro Phoenix is taking steps to help homeless people who have prompted complaints from other passengers about unruly behavior and other concerns. The Phoenix City … Click to Continue »...

10th Dec 2017 Removal process of feral hogs in New Mexico continues
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is nearing the end of an eradication program targeting feral hogs that have been rooting up New Mexico and other parts of the country. The … Click to Continue »...

10th Dec 2017 AP source: Gregerson, Cardinals agree to $11M, 2-year deal
A person familiar with the negotiations says reliever Luke Gregerson and the St. Louis Cardinals have agreed to an $11 million, two-year contract. The person spoke on condition of anonymity … Click to Continue »...

10th Dec 2017 Boy donates gifts to South Dakota children's hospital
An 11-year-old Watertown boy has donated more than 170 gifts to children at a Sioux Falls hospital this holiday season. Nolan Adams dropped off presents Saturday for patients at Sanford … Click to Continue »...

10th Dec 2017 Trump rails against news media after reporting corrections
President Donald Trump is again railing against the news media, calling them a "stain on America." In a tweet Sunday, Trump blasts the lack of attention over what he describes … Click to Continue »...

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