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Ferndale homeless housing project meets goal

Homeless families find shelter at new "Our House"

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Bellingham may go for historic designation

Downtown could be placed on national list of historic places

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Bellingham conducts 20 year growth plan survey

City growth plan survey now online

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Wildfire victims begin to rebuild

Golf course community destroyed by wildfire start over

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Professional Woman of the Year nominations announced

Local business women to be honored

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Portage Bay closed to shellfish harvesting

Hundreds of acres of Portage Bay are closed to shellfish harvesting due to high bacterial levels.

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Bellingham man pleads not guilty in dog shooting

Accused corgi shooter out on bail

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Serial Bellingham burglar hit several homes

Pry bar and green S-U-V used in break-ins.

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Road closures for Bellingham Bay Marathon

Marathon will affect traffic Sunday

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Unknown debris falls from I-5 bridge, hits SUV

Bridge debris breaks windshield, hurts passenger

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News organizations won’t need permit for wildness areas

U.S. Forest Service clarifies proposed commercial filming rules

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County burn ban ends

Outdoor burning allowed starting this weekend

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Police patrolling campus parties

Law enforcement ready for weekend parties

In this July 20, 2014 photo, shooters practice with pistols at the gun range at Dragonman's, a gun dealer east of Colorado Springs, Colo. When Colorado lawmakers expanded background checks on firearms last year, they were expecting a huge increase. But the actual number the first 12 months of the law is far lower than projected, according to an analysis of state data by The Associated Press.

Sheriff won’t support gun background check initiative

Elfo says gun initiative won't stop criminals

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Doorbell ringing burglar strikes again

Woman scares off burglar in Fairhaven

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New clothing store opens in Bellingham

Burlington store grand opening today

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Media needs permit to film in wilderness

New rules would restrict photography in federally protected lands

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Walking bridge destroyed by fire reopens

Popular downtown pedestrian shortcut back open

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Shelfish harvesting closed for most of county

Toxin found in local shellfish

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Billionaire staying out of local Senate race, for now

Political action group doesn't rule out Whatcom County

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