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Bellingham?

Housing proposals up for community review

Funding for new and current low income housing

cigarette

Man sentenced for threatening pregnant smoker

Woman says man pointed a gun at her

asphalt

Scammers paving their way through Whatcom County

Unlicensed asphalt pavers offering deals too good to be true

tap water

Local water treatment plants awarded for high standards

First year for county Water District no. 13

steam stacks

State’s air quality plan gets a revamp

Dept. of Ecology seeking public comment on changes

fire debris

Crews battle fire on Clark’s Point

May have been human caused

hiker map

Missing hiker’s body recovered

Concrete man found buried under snow

escape

Inmate back behind bars after surprising escape

Scaled a “climb-proof” enclosure

Marijuana

City council considers interim pot zoning

State licence applications start in September

Recent Headlines

in Lifestyle

Fist bumps relay 90 percent less germs than handshakes

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President Barack Obama fist bumps the cashier after paying for his order at Franklin Barbecue in Austin, Texas on July 10, 2014.

Replacing handshakes with fist bumps could help cut down on the spread of bacteria and illnesses, according to a new study.

in Lifestyle

Sony looks to revive the Playstation network

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A white Sony Playstation 4 is on display at the 2014 Electronic Entertainment Expo, known as E3, in Los Angeles, California on June 11, 2014.

Sony Corp is hammering out plans to rise from the ashes of nearly $10 billion lost in six years by building a future around the PlayStation.

in Lifestyle

Apple updates MacBook Pro laptops, cuts price of older model

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The Apple logo is pictured on the front of a retail store in the Marina neighborhood in San Francisco, California on April 23, 2014.

Apple Inc said it updated its MacBook Pro line of laptops with a high-resolution Retina display, faster processors and higher memory for a starting price of $1,299.

in National

U.S. marshals, police wounded, fugitive dead in NYC gunfight

A New York Police Officer stands guard inside a cordoned area at the site of a shooting in Greenwich Village, Manhattan, New York on July 28, 2014.

Two U.S. marshals and a New York police detective were wounded and a fugitive wanted on sex abuse charges was killed in a shootout in Greenwich Village.

in Entertainment

Actor James Shigeta dies at 81

Miyoshi Umeki and James Shigeta star in Flower Drum Song in 1961.

"Die Hard," "Lost Horizon" and "Mulan" star, James Shigeta, dies at 81.