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Regulators working on new rules for transporting oil

One rule requires facilities to give the state advance weekly notices about oil shipments.


Bellingham Cemetery Vandalized

Several of the headstones vandalized weighed more than a ton.


The state’s highest court turns their back on charter schools

The court denied all requests for reconsideration of its September ruling that the law is unconstitutional.

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‘Road Closed’ signs… really do mean the road is closed

That’s the message from the Bellingham Fire Department after two women had to be rescued Wednesday.


Whatcom County ranks 16th highest personal income in the state

Whatcom County has the 16th highest personal income in the state compared to the other counties.


Hundreds of Whatcom County workers face unemployment

We now know exactly how many Alcoa-Intalco workers are losing their jobs. 465 people who work at the Ferndale-area aluminum smelter will be laid-off in January.

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Mt. Baker Ski area opens a little earlier than normal

Washington's ski season began yesterday when the Mount Baker Ski area opened.

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Three residents who lost their homes to the wildfires are suing the state

Three people whose homes and land were burned by the most destructive wildfire in Washington's history are suing the state.

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Few Syrian refugees have come to Washington in the past few years

Of more than 10,000 international refugees to arrive in Washington in the last five years, only 28 are from Syria.


Chamber announces business award nominees

Nominees range from small businesses like Radley Muller Photography, to larger companies like Saint Joseph Medical Center.

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‘Spoofing’ phone scammers pretend to represent state patrol

Some have been targets of telephone scammers claiming to drum up donations on behalf of the Washington State Patrol Troopers Association.


Bellingham Chipotle was not connected to the E. coli outbreak

The Bellingham Chipotle was not one of the restaurants connected with the e.coli outbreak.


State’s unemployment rate soon to change due to Alcoa’s closure

The state unemployment rate held steady for the second month in a row. But Future Employment Reports may look different because Alcoa plants in Whatcom County and Wenatchee are shutting down.

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State lawmakers face a major shortfall for the next two year budget

State lawmakers are facing a projected shortfall of nearly half of a billion dollars for the next two year budget.


Ferndale leader introduces bill to legalize fantasy sports in WA

A Ferndale legislator is introducing a bill that would allow daily fantasy sports in Washington


Slater Road remains closed

Slater Road remains closed.

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Mt. Baker opens today, but Mt. Baker Highway will slow down the trip

Mt. Baker Ski Area opens today, but Mt. Baker Highway will slow down the traffic.

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After a Whatcom County police chase, multiple people are sent to the hospital

KGMI News BELLINGHAM, WASH. — A police chase through Whatcom County yesterday sends multiple people to the hospital. The Washington…


Bellingham man involved in shooting is headed to prison

A Bellingham man involved in a drive-by-shooting is headed to prison. Brandon Maurice Thompson was sentenced to four years behind bars.


Fairhaven’s All American moves to expand in another Bellingham location

Fairhaven’s All American marine is moving… to another part of Bellingham. The Company’s new location will be in the central waterfront and allow it to expand and hire more workers.

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