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3 weeks ago

Bellingham grease fire leaves one in the hospital.

One person was taken to Saint Joseph Hospital with burns.

File photo of a sign warning the public not to eat shellfish from closed beaches on the Semiahmoo spit.

3 weeks ago

Whatcom beaches closed to shellfish harvesting

Paralytic toxin at dangerous levels

Oregon State University Provost and Executive Vice President Sabah U. Randhawa, a the preferred candidate in Western's search for a new president (COURTESY WWU)

3 weeks ago

WWU officially announces new president, Sabah Randhawa to take over for Bruce Shepard

The Board of Trustees selected Sabah Randhawa to be Western’s 14th president.

Stewart Mountain Fire is now 50% contained

3 weeks ago

State lands commissioner won’t run for re-election

Goldmark said in a tweet and on Facebook Tuesday he made the decision after talking with his family.

Ed Murray, center, talks with reporters Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 after attending a fundraising luncheon for ROOTS, a shelter for homeless youth in Seattle. Following Tuesday's election Murray led incumbent Mayor Mike McGinn by a 56-44 margin.

3 weeks ago

Seattle mayor bans city employee travel to Mississippi

Seattle's mayor has barred the use of city funds for employee travel to Mississippi after their governor signed a law allowing religious groups and some private businesses to refuse service to gay couples based on beliefs.


3 weeks ago

Woman dies in Ferndale car crash

The woman was 93 years old and was a passenger.

house for sale

3 weeks ago

Number of houses for sale in Whatcom County is on the decline

As expected, the number of houses sold has dropped as well.


3 weeks ago

Prison for youth soccer coach nabbed in Skagit child sex sting

The volunteer coach crossed the US border and went to a park in Burlington.

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3 weeks ago

Community steps up for new Lynden mother with terminal cancer

Woman gets devastating diagnosis weeks after giving birth to first child.

earthquake seismograph

3 weeks ago

3.4 magnitude earthquake reported south of Lopez Island

There have been no reports of injuries or damage, however


3 weeks ago

School spends nearly $350,000 to get rats out of cafeteria

The Daily Herald reports the rats were discovered after a food-service worker reported a strange odor coming from the kitchen.

Teenage girl injecting drugs

3 weeks ago

Seattle mulls creation of safe drug use sites

Sheriff John Urquhart says he's leaning toward backing the idea.

alaska ferry

3 weeks ago

A life-threatening injury leaves the Port of Bellingham with an order for a $16M check

The port plans to appeal the federal jury's decision

alcohol and keys

3 weeks ago

An arrest for The Bellingham Herald’s publisher

Publisher suspected of DUI

shell fish

3 weeks ago

Health officials to study impact of waste water on shellfish

The study is a collaboration among local stakeholders and state and federal agencies.


3 weeks ago

Forest Service cleaning lead-contaminated soil in Washington

Engineers estimate the project will cost $780,000.


3 weeks ago

Alaska Air is buying Virgin America

Alaska is now the biggest carrier on the West Coast.

The Washington state ferry Puyallup leaves Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011, from downtown Seattle heading to Bainbridge Island, Wash. The Washington state ferry service isn't going to start turning away hefty passengers, but it has had to reduce the capacity of the nation's largest ferry system because people have been packing on the pounds. Coast Guard vessel stability rules that took effect nationwide Dec. 1 raised the estimated weight of the average adult passenger to 185 pounds from the previous 160 pounds, based on population information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

3 weeks ago

Washington State Ferries awards food vendor contract to “Centerplate”

Ferry spokesman Ian Sterling says they've just awarded the food vendor contract to "Centerplate," which is the same company that does the food at Safeco Field.

Fans in the "King's Court" special cheering section for Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Felix Hernandez hold up "K cards" to cheer for a strikeout Monday, April 21, 2014, during first inning of a baseball game between the Mariners and the Houston Astros in Seattle.

3 weeks ago

Safeco Field delivers another tasty menu for fans this season

Mariners fans are used to eating great food at Safeco Field, and this season will be no exception.

Recent Headlines

3 hours ago in Local

A rental scam to watch out for in Whatcom County

rent graphic

The scammer was obviously hoping to get money before the renters learned it was a scam.

3 hours ago in Local

Tests show 6 more Tacoma schools with lead in water

tap water

Findings come from tests conducted months or years ago.

4 hours ago in Local

A new Ferndale Street will be named after two World War 2 veterans

Photo Courtesy of City of Ferndale, WA

The full council will officially approve the street name at its Monday meeting.

4 hours ago in Local

UPDATE: William Klein trial

klein court

The defense moved to dismiss the case, but the judge denied the motion and the defense called its first witness.

11 hours ago in Local

American Airlines flight forced to turn around in Seattle after striking bird


The flight with 150 passengers landed safely yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon, but it did have a big dent on its nose.