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3 weeks ago

Third case of Zika virus in Washington found in King County man

The mosquitoes that transmit Zika aren't found in the Pacific Northwest so the virus isn't expected to spread here.

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3 weeks ago

Big plans for longtime Bellingham store Piper Music

William Brooke purchased Piper Music and says it will remain at its current Fountain District location through the end of this month then it will move to a triangular-shaped building on State Street.

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3 weeks ago

Whatcom County retail sales increased last year

County retail sales were up nearly five-percent... and City of Bellingham sales rose a little more than four percent compared to a year earlier.


3 weeks ago

Aeropostale seeks Chapter 11 bankruptcy, closing sales begin this weekend

Aeropostale, once the vibrant epicenter of the US mall scene, is now seeking Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.


3 weeks ago

Fire burns Bellingham garage

Firefighters kept the blaze from spreading.

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3 weeks ago

Whatcom County beaches are closed to recreational shellfish harvesting

Toxic shellfish poisoning is responsible for the ban on the harvesting of clams, mussels, oysters and scallops.


3 weeks ago

Driver not guilty in deadly Ferndale crash

Two Windward High School students killed, two others seriously hurt when SUV hit them last June

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3 weeks ago

Western State Hospital builds fence to keep patients from escaping

Nearly 200 involuntarily committed patients at Western State Hospital walked away from the mental facility since 2013... even though at some point... they were considered a danger to themselves or others


3 weeks ago

Demonstrators set up homeless camp outside of Bellingham City Hall

The makeshift homeless camp was meant to send a message to city leaders about breaking up homeless camps.

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3 weeks ago

Reasons determined for plane crash last July

Their teenage step-granddaughter, Autumn Veatch of Bellingham, was the only survivor of the crash.


3 weeks ago

Bellingham Schools’ Superintendent “walks in the shoes” of LGBTQ students

"Walks in the Shoes" helps Baker get a better understanding of what his staff and students experience in the district.


3 weeks ago

Cruz planned rallies in Puget Sound area

Cruz has withdrawn his bid for the presidency.


3 weeks ago

The State ups the ante for Ride the Ducks

State regulators say the previous fine amount is inadequate.

PC: Kimball Gainor

3 weeks ago

Jury rests after William Klien took the stand

Klein faced questioning about sleep patterns and the recent bout of the flu.


3 weeks ago

Seven-year-old makes threats with a knife at a Bellingham school

The boy brought the knife to Alderwood Elementary School Tuesday morning.


3 weeks ago

Another record-breakingly hot day in Whatcom County

The old record for May 2nd was set 25 years ago

Photo courtesy of City of Bellingham

3 weeks ago

Fewer Canadian shoppers doesn’t mean local tourism is on the ropes

Bellis Fair plans to try and pump up Canadian sales with nice offers

PC: Kimball Gainor

3 weeks ago

Testimony continues in the William Klein case

Testimony continued yesterday in the William Klein case. He’s the man who drove into four local teens near Ferndale, killing…

Photo Courtesy of City of Ferndale, WA

3 weeks ago

Ferndale bank and street closed after natural gas leak

A car hit a natural gas meter near the Wells Fargo Bank on Main street around 2 yesterday afternoon.


3 weeks ago

Alcoa to stay open until February 2018

The company says the power deal and three million dollars from the state were enough to keep the plant from shutting down next month.

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2 mins ago in Local

Expert says Whatcom County’s economy looks strong

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Vance-Sherman says the losses in financial reflect a statewide trend and the retail decline is likely related to the weak Canadian dollar.

9 mins ago in Local

Bellingham is a pretty exciting place to live

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Bellingham is the 4th most exciting place in the state to be exact.

15 mins ago in Local

Murder charge dropped for man accused in landlord’s death

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The charge was dismissed without prejudice, meaning prosecutors can re-file it in the future.

30 mins ago in Local

State schools Superintendent Randy Dorn will not run for a third term

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There is a forum happening tomorrow night.

55 mins ago in Local

Teacher who was attacked hopes to return to classroom soon


Cal Pygott says he won't let the attack turn him into a victim.