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Haggen struggles in Seattle market

The cuts are connected to layoffs in the southwest after the Bellingham grocer acquired 146 Albertsons and Safeway stores earlier this year.

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New Costco approved with storm water mitigation facility

Permits were approved for a new Costco on West Bakerview road.

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DRIVE Act draws support from both parties

The DRIVE Act drew support from both parties including Senator Patty Murray and will help improve our ferries, support new public transit, and make moving freight safer.

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Rats on the move in developing Lynden

Rats are a growing concern in Lynden as new development has eliminated former habitats leaving many rats racing around town looking for a new home.

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New bill allows pharmacists to prescribe, treat, and bill insurance.

Governor Jay Inslee signs a bill letting pharmacists treat patients, prescribe medication, and bill insurance companies for their time.

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Power outage at Bellis Fair Mall closes stores

Power outage affected nearly 1,200 customers in the Cordata area, including Bellis Fair Mall and Whatcom Community College

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Alleged gunman makes first court appearance

Formal "attempted murder" charge is pending.

SAINT JOSEPHS

Hospitals in state, including Bellingham, successful cutting infection rates

Consumer Reports rated hospitals on how well they prevented infections.

Vote

I-1366 to limit Legislature’s ability to raise taxes

The initiative provides that if lawmakers do not put I-1366 on the ballot by next April 15th, that the sales tax would be reduced by a penny on the dollar. From 6.5 cents to 5.5 cents. This would cost the state about $1.4 billion in revenue.

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Lynden Reps among Republicans calling for Planned Parenthood investigation

Buys, Van Werven sign letter asking State Attorney General to investigate Planned Parenthood

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Windows 10 arrives with wi-fi security concern

Windows ten is here as the free upgrade was released today. While people are for the most part happy with the upgrade there are some security concerns.

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Pilot: Allegiant flight low on fuel wasn’t in danger

Flight made emergency landing at closed airport

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Gang member will face attempted murder charge in Blaine shooting

Steve Ibarra was just released from prison for an assault from around the same time.

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Seattle watchdog recommends Seattle officer be fired

Officer arrested man with golf club

Legal Docket Justice

Pierce County prosecutor, deputy sued in federal court

A woman who was charged twice in Pierce County and twice had those charges dismissed has filed a federal lawsuit against the county prosecuting attorney and one of his deputies.

Governor Jay Inslee

Washington governor seeks plan to limit carbon emissions

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee has directed the state Department of Ecology to develop a plan to cap…

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FAA investigating airliner that nearly ran out of fuel

Federal officials are investigating why an Allegiant Air passenger jet nearly ran out of fuel before landing at an airport that was temporarily closed to most traffic.

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Closer to knowing what was in blood of man accused of killing 2 teens

18-year-old Shane Ormiston and 15-year-old Gabe Anderson died and two other Windward High School students were hospitalized.

Kroger spices recalled

Recall: Popular Kroger-brand spices are taken off Fred Meyer shelves

If you’ve bought popular Kroger spices such as cinnamon, garlic powder, course ground black pepper or Bac’n Buds, these products may be contaminated with Salmonella

House Real Estate

Foreclosures in Bellingham are down

The CoreLogic National Foreclosure Report shows nearly half a percent drop in Bellingham from last year.

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The first of two gas tax hikes to pay for a 16-billion dollar transportation plan.

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Bobby Wagner, highest paid middle linebacker in NFL

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Bobby Wagner signs a big contract with Seattle Seahawks.

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Bells lose series to the Kelowna Falcons with a 3-1 loss.

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The Bells are 30-17 on the season, their magic number is 3.