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Local environmental activists dies at 53

Longtime local environmental advocate Robyn du Pré has passed away.

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Oil loader penalized over leaky train car found in Whatcom

A North Dakota loading facility is in trouble over a leaking oil car discovered in Whatcom County.


Town hall meeting Saturday with 42nd District lawmakers

The state legislators who represent Whatcom County in Olympia are meeting with constituents Saturday.


DelBene to Introduce Bill to Stop Border Fee

A congresswoman from our state is fighting an Obama Administration proposal to charge Canadians a fee when they cross the border.

Anastasia Danias, vice president of legal affairs for the NFL, holds samples of legitimate tickets, at a news conference regarding counterfeit Super Bowl merchandise and tickets for the upcoming Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013.

Washington state to sue Super Bowl ticket seller

Washington is suing a ticket seller for taking orders for Super Bowl tickets and then telling customers at the last minute it could not fill those orders.


Warm February takes toll on mountain snowpack in West

Warm temperatures in February have taken a toll on winter snowpack in the Cascade Mountains and other areas in the West.

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Group accuses local police of profiling

A new organization is making some serious accusations about local law enforcement.

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Wyoming and Montana Tribes want Whatcom coal port

A lot of people outside Whatcom County and Washington State would like to see the Gateway Pacific Coal Terminal built.


Miss Whatcom is WWU student

The Miss Whatcom County for 2015 is a Senior at Western Washington University.


Preliminary results out for Whatcom Conservation District seat

Still need to count several thousand mail ballots


Study reveals confusion about state recreational pot rules

Only 57 percent of the parents knew legal age for recreational pot use

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Teen groper suspect in court

A teen arrested in connection with a series of groping attacks on trails near a Bellingham park was in a Whatcom County courtroom yesterday.

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Unemployment rate up, but more to the story

The jobless rate in Bellingham rose in January, but state labor experts say they’re encouraged that employment increased by more than 35-hundred jobs in the last 12 months.

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Corey Brewer (13) celebrates after scoring a three-point basket during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets, Friday, Dec, 5, 2014, in Minneapolis. The Rockets won 114-112 in overtime.

Bellingham teen now T-Wolves hoops fan

Sixteen-year-old Connor sent handwritten letters to every NBA franchise.


Local representative’s revenge porn bill passes House

Would make revenge porn a criminal offense

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WSU could soon have medical school

Two bills passed, House & Senate have to decide which will get final vote

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City OKs Bellingham landlord licensing

Landlords will have to register each one of their units with the city

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Final Four berths at stake on KPUG


NCAA Tournament on KPUG: Michigan State vs. Louisville 11:20am; Duke vs. Gonzaga 2:05pm.

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No. 2 seed Tennessee beats No. 11 Gonzaga in overtime

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Tennessee beat Gonzaga 73-69 in overtime on Saturday to advance to the Spokane Regional final of the NCAA Tournament.

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Mariners prospect Victor Sanchez passes away

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Seattle Mariners pitching prospect Victor Sanchez passed away in Venezuela, the club announced Saturday.

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Kentucky remains undefeated after beating Notre Dame & moves on to Final Four

Kentucky's Trey Lyles, left, and Karl-Anthony Towns, right, listen to Willie Cauley-Stein during the team's news conference at the NCAA men's basketball tournament regional, Friday, March 27, 2015, in Cleveland. Kentucky plays Notre Dame in the final Saturday, hoping to extend their unbeaten streak and reach the Final Four.

Andrew Harrison hit two free throws with six seconds left as the Wildcats survived a 68-66 win over third seed Notre Dame.

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10-man FC Dallas holds off the Sounders

FC Dallas's Michel celebrates as he jogs to midfield after scoring on a penalty kick against the Vancouver Whitecaps in the second half of an MLS playoff soccer match, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in Frisco, Texas. FC Dallas won 2-1.

FC Dallas played with 10 men for the majority of the night, the Seattle Sounders failed to capitalize and the match ended in a scoreless draw Saturday night.