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New County Public Works head comes from city

The new public works director for Whatcom County is familiar with the office.

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Bellingham buys land for Cordata Park

The City of Bellingham is spending more than 3-and-a-half million dollars for land in the Cordata area.

FILE - This Nov. 6, 2013 file photo shows a warning placard on a tank car carrying crude oil near a loading terminal in Trenton, N.D. Thousands of older rail tank cars that carry crude oil would be phased out within two years under regulations proposed in response to a series of fiery train crashes over the past year. The oil industry's lead trade group released new standards on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, for testing and classifying crude shipped by rail after prior shipments were misclassified, including a train that derailed in Canada and killed 47 people.

Cantwell introduces bill to make oil trains safer

Oil trains pass through Washington every week

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Richmond man sentenced for smuggling rhino horn

Flew from Richmond to buy rhino horn from undercover agent

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Comcast experiencing outages

Comcast cable service interrupted

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Rental registration fees approved

Bellingham’s new rental registration and inspection program is continuing to develop.

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Local jobless rate remains steady

Whatcom County continues to see strong employment numbers.

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No shellfish harvesting on Portage Bay for 6 months

Pollution is once again closing some Portage Bay Shellfish harvesting.

Men caught trying to smuggle nearly 50 pounds of ecstasy across border

Border agents found them on a known drug smuggling route

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Violent fugitive arrested at Blaine border crossing

Tried to cross just hours after man wanted for murder was shot by a border agent in Sumas

Ferndale Police, Whatcom County Sheriff's deputies and Bellingham Police investigate the Patriot Pl. home where a woman was stabbed Friday, May 2nd, 2014.

Girlfriend accomplice gets 43 years for Ferndale knife attack

Jury found her guilty of helping Chad Horne in attempted murder of a Ferndale woman

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Ferndale woman injured in car crash dies

Ferndale woman hurt in Skagit crash dies

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Whatcom County man gets 22 years in prison for murder

Man killed his 60-year-old stepfather

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Chuckanut residents to council: We’ll pay to keep trains quiet

People who live on Chuckanut Drive want trains to stop blowing their horns when they get to the Yacht Club Road crossing.

A sidewalk outside the Legislative building is bustling with people on the first day of the 2014 session of the Washington state Legislature, Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash.

Smoking age, clean energy, Lynden water bills up for hearings

Bills on smoking, energy and the Nooksack River get public hearing in Olympia today.

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Bronze cowboy recovered at border

Two men are arrested after police say they tried to smuggle a two-foot tall stolen cowboy into Canada.

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Whatcom dairy farmers prepared for lower prices

The U.S. Department of Agriculture expects milk prices to dip five dollars this year

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Bellingham tops list for best home values

Bellingham area beats out Seattle, California cities for number one spot

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UPDATE: Bellingham man arrested in stabbing death

Suspect just out of jail the week before after serving time for auto theft

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Eastern WA wants to send wolves to western WA

Say western conservationists don't understand living with wolves

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