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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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in Local Sports

Report: Officials on the watch for Lynch gesture

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Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (24) stumbles in the first half of an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014.

ESPN.com report says NFL officials are considering fining Lynch "significantly more" than they have in the past for not speaking to the media.

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Third case of bird flu found in Whatcom County

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Avian flu is not major public health risk

in Sports

Super Bowl XLIX: Carroll, Belichick excelled after failing the first time

Official game balls for the NFL football Super Bowl XLIX wait for final inspection at the Wilson Sporting Goods Co. in Ada, Ohio, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. The New England Patriots will play the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl on Feb. 1 in Glendale, Arizona.

The two men vying to put their fingerprints on the Lombardi Trophy are testament to the axiom that men who flop in their first NFL head coaching job can subsequently flourish.

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WWU men fall short against WOU

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Western Washington University fell to conference-leading Western Oregon University, 90-87, on Saturday, Jan. 24.

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Aldridge returns and Blazers beat Wizards 103-96

Portland Trail Blazers head coach Terry Stotts

LaMarcus Aldridge returned to the Trail Blazers two days after saying he was going to have thumb surgery and had 26 points and nine rebounds.