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A Monroe teacher innovates in his practices

Uses videos of himself to help children learn

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More trails could be coming to Whatcom County

Over 50 miles of trails are possible

In this graphic provided by the Washington State Liquor Control Board, a logo that will be used for labeling legal marijuana produced in Washington state is shown. Officials released a preliminary draft of regulations for growing and selling legalized marijuana Thursday, May 16, 2013. Voters last November made Washington and Colorado the first states to legalize the sale of taxed marijuana to adults over 21 at state-licensed stores.

Survey: Wash. high schoolers say pot is easy to get, not harmful

Washington high school students who participated in a statewide survey say marijuana is easy to get and they do not perceive any risk from smoking pot once or twice.

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Washington Legislature 2015 session: What’s alive, dead

Halfway through the Washington Legislature's 105-day session some bills remain alive, while others are dead.

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Saint Patrick’s parade in Bellingham Saturday

The annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade is tomorrow (Saturday) in downtown Bellingham.

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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.

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Mullin considers turning around St John’s an ‘obligation’

Chris Mullin at the New Liberty Theatre in New York. 
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St. John alum returns to coach where he once led his team to Final Four

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NFL will view photos from Hardy’s domestic violence trial

Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy (76) runs on the the field during player introductions before the start of an NFL football game in Charlotte, NC, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013.

Suspension possible for newly signed Cowboy

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Seahawks re-sign Tukuafu and Williams

Seattle Seahawks fullback Will Tukuafu (46) reacts against the New England Patriots during the second half of NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz.

The Seattle Seahawks have re-signed versatile fullback Will Tukuafu and defensive tackle Jesse Williams, who has spent the last two seasons on injured reserve.

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UPDATE: Allegiant gets court order to block pilot strike


Pilots and airline have been in talks since November

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Washington assistant Otzelberger returns to Iowa State

Washington assistant coach T.J. Otzelberger, right, talks with Andrew Andrews at basketball practice Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, in Seattle. Head coach Lorenzo Romar spent the offseason retooling Washington after two straight seasons without making the NCAA tournament.

Otzelberger will likely serve as Iowa State's top recruiter