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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.”

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Eight straight for Vikings after 110-77 win over Simon Fraser

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Parker scores career-high 31 as Vikings roll

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Sabres stun Canucks 6-3 on Mitchell’s 2 goals

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FILE - In this file photo taken Sept. 17, 2012, the NHL logo is seen on a goal at a Nashville Predators practice rink in Nashville, Tenn. The NHL eliminated 16 more days from the regular-season schedule Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, and if a deal with the players' association isn't reached soon the whole season could be lost. The league wiped out all games through Dec. 30 in its latest round of cancellations. Negotiations between the league and the players' association broke off last week, but NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said Sunday the sides are trying to restart talks this week.

Torrey Mitchell scored a pair of goals as the Buffalo Sabres defeated the Vancouver Canucks 6-3 on Thursday night.

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Former Mariner Michael Saunders injures knee, out until July

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Toronto Blue Jays left fielder Michael Saunders stepped on a sprinkler while shagging fly balls, tearing cartilage in his left knee and sidelining him until the All-Star break.

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Former Hawks QB Hasselbeck re-ups with Colts

NFL logo on the field before an NFL football game between the Detroit Lions and the New England Patriots in Detroit, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013.

Matt Hasselbeck agreed Thursday to a one-year contract extension to back up Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck.

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Driver dies in fatal Grandview crash with semi truck

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Grandview at North Star road closed both directions