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Computer Privacy

Inslee signs privacy bill

New bill bars employers from asking for employees’ social-media website passwords.

Mount Everest

Bellingham climber summits Mount Everest

Dave Mauro reached the top of the world’s tallest mountain in Nepal on Monday as part of a team of 21.

Oklahoma Tornado

Local Red Cross volunteers on stand-by after OK tornado

Local Red Cross volunteers are on stand-by to travel to Oklahoma in the wake of yesterday’s tornado.

Copper Tubing

Metal thieves hit local Fred Meyers

Metal thieves broke into a fenced construction site located next to the Lakeway Fred Meyers.

Job Briefcase

Local unemployment down sharply in April

Preliminary figures from the state Employment Security Department show Whatcom County had an unemployment rate of 6.9% in April.


Rural development plans hope to satisfy state law

People are invited to weigh in tonight on two different plans concerning the fate of rural development.


Saltwater testing begins at local beaches

The saltwater off of the most popular beaches in Whatcom County will start getting tested for bacteria this week.


New Xbox to be revealed today in Redmond

Microsoft takes the wraps off its new Xbox today in Redmond.

Fire Engine Sign

Retired fire captain throws hat into at-large race

There’s a new face in politics running for the at-large Bellingham City Council seat.

Grocery Store

Costco submits potential plans for new location

Mayor stresses need for “employment land.”

Recent Headlines

in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: Nov. 25


A look at the Hollywood headlines that went down in history.

in Local

Whatcom County woman injured in knife fight

police lights

Investigators say alcohol was likely a factor.

in Sports

CFP: Oklahoma up to 3rd, Iowa 4th in playoff rankings; ND to 6th


Clemson and Alabama remained the top two teams in the third-to-last committee rankings.