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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.

Construction

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.

Beach

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.

Xbox

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 Trending, Viral Videos

TODAY’S MUST SEE: Billy Zane mistakenly thanks One Direction fans for support

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Billy Zane arrives at the Global Green USA's 12th Annual Pre-Oscar Party at the Avalon Hollywood on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, in Los Angeles.

Actor Billy Zane pokes fun at the fact he shares a similar name to former One Direction member Zayn Malik in a new video.

in Entertainment

Craig T. Nelson bringing ‘Coach’ back to TV

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Former Dallas Cowboys coach Jimmy Johnson, left, and actor Craig T. Nelson share a moment with Quincy the dog on the set of the television show "Coach", Feb. 10, 1995, in Universal City, Calif. Johnson will appear as himself in an episode in which Quincy ends up swallowing Johnson's Super Bowl ring.

Craig T. Nelson has signed on to revive his hit TV sitcom "Coach" for a new sequel series on NBC.

in Sports

Kentucky rolls Mountaineers in the Midwest Regional

Kentucky's Marcus Lee, right, blocks a shot by West Virginia's Jonathan Holton during the first half of a college basketball game in the NCAA men's tournament regional semifinals, Thursday, March 26, 2015, in Cleveland.

Top-seed Kentucky advances after defeating West Virginia 78-39 rout of West Virginia in the Midwest Regional.

in Entertainment

Kate Upton, Lea Michelle to play best pals in new comedy

Kate Upton arrives at the 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Kate Upton and Lea Michele have teamed up for a new William H. Macy comedy called "The Layover."

in National

New York buildings collapse in possible gas blast

Firefighters battle a fire at the site of a residential apartment building collapse and fire in New York City's East Village neighborhood, March 26, 2015.

Four apartment buildings in New York City caught fire from an apparent gas explosion, causing 19 injuries.