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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 Entertainment

Margot Robbie might be real-life Barbie

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"The Wolf of Wall Street" star is film bosses' first choice to play the beloved blonde doll in a new live action movie.

in Lifestyle, National

Google is dropping fat stacks of cash in Washington

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Google's growing investment in lobbying highlights its expanding presence as it fights antitrust battles and grows its business into new areas such as broadband and self-driving cars.

in National, World

Prosecutor: Boston bomber’s attack ‘essence of terror’

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Jurors in the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will decide what his punishment should be: life in prison or the death penalty.

in Local

Big drop in local unemployment

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Local jobless rate falls in March

in Music, Entertainment

Blake Shelton wants Luke Bryan to take his job

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If the country star ever decides to take a break from NBC's "The Voice," he already has a replacement in mind.