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Semi pulling excavator hits Birch-Bay Lynden Road I-5 overpass

It's unknown how damaged the overpass is

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Whatcom County nurse’s license suspended for stealing patient drugs

She swapped out narcotics for Tylenol while working at Lynden Manor last year

Photo provided by Whatcom County

Whatcom County judge automatically wins 2015 election

State constitution, code help Raquel Montoya-Lewis keep her appointed seat

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Local murder trial gets underway

Jurors will have to decide who attacked whom.

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State: 4 legal pot shops sold to minors in sting operations

The board is referring the store employees who sold the marijuana to prosecutors for potential criminal prosecution

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New law forces Skagit County man to abandon exotic animals

A Skagit County man may be forced to euthanize the two dozen of exotic animals he keeps if he can't find new homes for them

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Museum’s stolen bonsai tree recovered, but severely pruned

The bonsai tree, measuring about 16 inches tall, was recovered Wednesday morning 2 miles from the museum

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Scientists reveal Washington state’s first dinosaur

The announcement marks a unique find for the state and a rare moment for North America's Pacific coast

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Washington unemployment rate dropped to 5.5 percent in April

The latest report Wednesday from the state's Employment Security Department shows the jobless rate dropped from March's 5.9 percent

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Country Star Terri Clark to perform at Northwest Washington Fair

Canadian Country Star Terri Clark is now scheduled to perform August 21st at the Northwest Washington Fair in Lynden.

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How effective is freight transportation in Whatcom County?

The Whatcom Council of Governments is asking businesses that question.

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Corps: Company behind Gateway Pacific Terminal doesn’t have to hurry

The Lummi Nation asked the Corps to kill the project because it fears the Cherry Point facility would negatively impact the tribe’s treaty-protected fishing rights.

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State employees walk out over stalled pay raises

Thousands of state workers throughout the state, including Bellingham, joined in what they called a unity break yesterday (Wednesday).

Paige Ellens, 17, does homework on her bed at her family home in Lynden, Wa. Paige, who was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at 4 days old, is doing well in part due to a new medication that she takes.

Lynden girl’s life completely changed by trial drug for cystic fibrosis

Paige Ellens says this drug feels like the closest thing to a cure

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WCC offering first-ever four year IT networking degree

Tech employers across the state want workers with four year degrees

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2 businesses caught selling “Spice”

Businesses selling illegal synthetic drug

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Railroad faces fines related to oil spills, but has until 2016 to respond

Rail regulators from the State Utilities and Transportation Commission say B-N-S-F didn’t properly report several spills, including one discovered in Whatcom County.

In this photo taken Oct. 23, 2012, a dilapidated structure is seen jutting out into the Strait of Georgia along the beach just south of the location of a proposed coal exporting terminal in Ferndale, Wash., just north of Bellingham, Wash. In the distance behind are an existing aluminum plant and oil refinery. The progressive college town of Bellingham is at the center of one of the fiercest environmental debates in the region: should the Northwest become a hub for exporting U.S. coal to Asia? A proposal to build one of as many as five coal terminals here has divided the town, pitting union and businesses that welcome jobs against environmentalists who worry about coal dust and greenhouse gas emissions. A trade group is running TV ads touting the projects, while numerous cities such as Seattle and Portland are opposing coal trains through their communities.

Gateway Pacific Coal Terminal backers ask for more time

In a letter to the Army Corp of Engineers, S-S-A Marine asked for about three more months to respond to a Lummi Nation request to kill the project.

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Cleanup of Whatcom Waterway on Bellingham waterfront set for August.

The 30-point-6 million dollar project is expected to be finished by the middle of next year.

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