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17th Oct 2017 Big changes are being proposed to the waterfront redevelopment project
Significant changes are being proposed to the waterfront redevelopment plan. Staff from the Port of Bellingham met with officials from the city and Harcourt Developments on Monday to address some … Click to Continue »...

15th Oct 2017 What is going on with waterfront redevelopment? Here are some answers
It?s been a long, meandering trip to redevelop the former Georgia-Pacific waterfront property, but the project is finally at a point where the public will start seeing some tangible activity … Click to Continue »...

17th Oct 2017 It?s time to say goodbye to this longtime downtown Bellingham retailer
A longtime downtown retailer known for its customer service is starting a closing business sale as the owners get ready for retirement. Kids Northwest at 1319 Cornwall Ave. is closed … Click to Continue »...

13th Oct 2017 Hearing set for proposed expansion of Anacortes refinery
The Skagit County Hearing Examiner will hold a public hearing next month on a shoreline permit application for the proposed expansion of an oil refinery in Anacortes. Andeavor Anacortes Refinery … Click to Continue »...

13th Oct 2017 No one wants your stuff. Now there?s new help in area for hoarders
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13th Oct 2017 That rotten egg smell is the least of your worries if you have faulty drywall
DEAR MR. MYERS: A weird ?rotten egg? smell has been filling our home for several months. Inspectors from our local gas company have come out twice and said they smell … Click to Continue »...

12th Oct 2017 A few extra activities planned for final Ferndale Farmers Market this season
The Ferndale Farmers Market will have its final event of the season Friday (Oct. 13) with a few extra activities. The market runs from 3-7 p.m. at the Centennial Riverwalk … Click to Continue »...

11th Oct 2017 It doesn?t sound good for Amazon?s second headquarters in the Northwest
A top Amazon executive said Tuesday the company might exclude the Pacific Northwest for its second headquarters. The next day Amazon walked back the statement. On Tuesday, during an on-stage … Click to Continue »...

14th Oct 2017 This could be the last hurrah for longtime Bellingham costume store
This Halloween season is a somewhat bittersweet one for James and Laurel Burke. The Burkes own SpookShop, which is in its 20th year in business selling costumes and other Halloween-related … Click to Continue »...

7th Oct 2017 Have a sweet craving? Fairhaven has a new option
A new Fairhaven bakery not only wants to bring sweet treats to customers, but inspire them to create their own. Sweet Bellingham opened in mid-September at 1005 Harris Ave., next … Click to Continue »...

20th Oct 2017 US home sales ticked up in September as Houston recovers
U.S. home sales rose slightly last month as the Houston housing market quickly recovered from Hurricane Harvey. Still, a shortage of available homes is thwarting many would-be buyers and limiting … Click to Continue »...

20th Oct 2017 Louisiana jobless rate improves, but September payrolls fall
Unemployment improved in Louisiana in September, but payrolls gave back some earlier gains. The jobless rate fell to 5.1 percent in September from 5.2 percent in August, as more people … Click to Continue »...

20th Oct 2017 Family sues natural healing center after Ohio man's death
Relatives of a man who died while being treated for pneumonia at a natural healing center in Ohio are suing the store's owner and employees. Family members say in a … Click to Continue »...

20th Oct 2017 Uninsured rate up to 12.3 percent amid "Obamacare" turmoil
The number of U.S. adults without health insurance is up nearly 3.5 million this year, as rising premiums and political turmoil over "Obamacare" undermine coverage gains that drove the nation's … Click to Continue »...

20th Oct 2017 Banks, technology lead US stocks to gains in morning trading
U.S. stocks notched modest gains in morning trading Friday as investors cheered a crop of strong company earnings. Technology companies posted some of the biggest gains. Banks and bond yields … Click to Continue »...

20th Oct 2017 Idaho record 1,400-pound pumpkin dazzles festival fans
The biggest pumpkin ever grown in Idaho is being seen by tens of thousands of Treasure Valley residents this fall. The pumpkin, which weighs 1,400 pounds, is on display at … Click to Continue »...

20th Oct 2017 Bangkok returns to mourning colors, but what of the future?
Tucked in his cramped clothing stall in an enormous Thai mall, Pirumchai Asiram sits on a plastic chair flanked by two worlds ? bright, vibrantly colored shirts and dresses to … Click to Continue »...

20th Oct 2017 Letters from regulators go unanswered, Axon slides
Shares in Axon, the maker of Taser stun guns, are down 3 percent after the company revealed that it failed to respond to a series of letters from regulators regarding … Click to Continue »...

20th Oct 2017 At GE, a new urgency to return to industrial roots
The ambition of new CEO John Flannery to pare away everything that could stand in the way of General Electric's return to its industrial core became clearer Friday with plans … Click to Continue »...

20th Oct 2017 Maine unemployment still low, down slightly in September
Maine's unemployment rate remains low and was largely unchanged from August to September. The Maine Department of Labor says the preliminary seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 3.7 percent in September … Click to Continue »...

20th Oct 2017 Ex-Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams disbarred
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court disbarred Philadelphia's former top prosecutor, the latest blow to the jailed ex-district attorney who pleaded guilty in a bribery scandal earlier this year. The court's order … Click to Continue »...

20th Oct 2017 Utah jobless rate fell slightly in September to 3.4 percent
State officials say Utah's unemployment rate dropped slightly last month to 3.4 percent. Utah's Department of Workforce Services on Friday announced the state's jobless rate had dropped one-tenth of a … Click to Continue »...

20th Oct 2017 Kids, screens and parental guilt: Time to loosen up?
Parents of small children have long been hearing about the perils of "screen time." And with more screens, and new technologies such as Amazon's Echo speaker, the message is getting … Click to Continue »...

20th Oct 2017 Companies announce new health insurance rates for Montana
Two companies have revised their health insurance rates for the Montana marketplace after the president ended subsidies for low- to moderate-income policy holders under the Affordable Care Act. Insurance Commissioner … Click to Continue »...

20th Oct 2017 The Latest: Ryan says GOP working on 4th tax bracket
The Latest on Congress and a budget resolution (all times local): 11:15 a.m. House Speaker Paul Ryan says the tax plan pushed by President Donald Trump and Republican leaders will … Click to Continue »...

20th Oct 2017 Mine safety nomination follows history as coal executive
The retired coal company executive from West Virginia chosen by President Trump to oversee U.S. mining safety says his first priority is preventing people from getting hurt and that he … Click to Continue »...

20th Oct 2017 West Virginia postal worker admits stealing meth package
A former West Virginia postal worker has pleaded guilty to stealing a mailed package containing methamphetamine. Twenty-five-year-old Turner Connolly of Charleston entered the plea to theft of mail by a … Click to Continue »...

20th Oct 2017 Medical students in limbo as young immigrant program ends
Medical student Alejandra Duran Arreola dreams of becoming an OB-GYN in her home state of Georgia, where there's a shortage of doctors and one of the highest maternal mortality rates … Click to Continue »...

20th Oct 2017 Unemployment rate for Nebraska remains unchanged from August
The Nebraska Labor Department says the state's preliminary unemployment rate remained unchanged in September at 2.8 percent. The department said in a report released Friday that the figure matched that … Click to Continue »...

20th Oct 2017 Police: Ford worker killed himself at Detroit-area factory
Police say a disgruntled worker shot and killed himself at a Ford Motor factory in suburban Detroit. Ford says other employees in Woodhaven were safely evacuated Friday. Woodhaven Deputy Chief … Click to Continue »...

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