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3 weeks ago

WWU expands office space into Barkley Village-area

Western Washington University’s Small Business Development Center will open an office in the Barkley Village-area.

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3 weeks ago

Moratorium on government coal sales to address climate change

The moratorium could impact more than two dozen mining projects in nine states involving more than a billion tons of coal.

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3 weeks ago

Warm, wet weather hits Whatcom County today

Warm, wet weather hits Whatcom County on this Wednesday.

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3 weeks ago

County’s unemployment rate up slightly from November to December

More people were looking for fewer jobs in Whatcom County in December compared to November.

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3 weeks ago

Bellingham-born entrepreneur survives the Shark Tank…to swim with even bigger fish

Stephan Aarstol's Tower Paddle Boards will be featured on tv's "Beyond The Tank."

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3 weeks ago

Bellevue Maggiano’s closed for suspected norovirus outbreak

Several workers at the restaurant also had symptoms consistent with the highly contagious gastrointestinal illness.

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3 weeks ago

Man in Renton movie theater shooting charged with assault

He claims he dropped his gun and it went off Jan. 21 during a showing of "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi".

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3 weeks ago

Two Men Found Dead In Seattle Apartment

Police say the two men appear to have been beaten to death.

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3 weeks ago

Washington bill targets credibility of informants’ testimony

About 16 percent of DNA exonerations around the country have come in cases where jailhouse snitches or other "incentivized informants" were used.

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3 weeks ago

House passes bill to allow retired teachers to substitute

The Longview Daily News reports the measure passed on a vote of 96-1 and now moves on to the Senate.

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3 weeks ago

Memorial fund for man killed in avalanche

Mark Panthen’s body was recovered today. The 36 year old lived in Bellingham.

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3 weeks ago

Violent crash on Haxton Way sends Bellingham woman to the hospital

A violent high speed crash on Haxton Way sends a Bellingham woman to the hospital.

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3 weeks ago

Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman faces hit-and-run and vehicular assault charges

Police are recommending hit-and-run and vehicular assault charges against Seahawks Fullback Derrick Coleman

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3 weeks ago

Bellingham looks at new jailing options and services

With overcrowding at the Whatcom County jail, the city of Bellingham is looking at options other than incarceration.

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3 weeks ago

Lynden man charged with assaulting Border Patrol officers sentenced

The U.S. Attorney in Seattle says Wayne Groen sped his truck at Border Patrol agents who were working near his home last July, trying to hurt them

Firefighters Putting Out a Fire

3 weeks ago

Man found dead in Everett house fire

The Daily Herald reports the fire started at about 1:45 p.m. today.

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3 weeks ago

Judge to hear arguments on competency services case

U.S. District Judge Marsha Pechman ordered the state to provide competency services by Jan. 2, 2016.

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3 weeks ago

Lynwood library evacuated after woman brings in shotgun

Officers say the woman is known within the department and that they believe she may have mental health issues that led her to bring the shotgun to the library.

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3 weeks ago

House passes plan for fixing the system that funds education

The bill would set up a new education funding task force to find a compromise that would end the state's over reliance on local school levies to pay for basic education.

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3 weeks ago

Attorney General ask court to penalize Grocery Manufacturers Association

Ferguson sued the group in October 2013, alleging it collected more than $11 million from its members and used them to oppose Initiative 522, without disclosing the true source of the contributions.

Recent Headlines

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Bus bursts into flames near Mt. Baker Ski Area

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The State Patrol confirms a bus heading to the ski area was fully engulfed in flames on SR 542 and that there were no injuries

1 day ago in Local

Senate passes bill that would give coal-fired power plant a sales tax break

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Supporters say the measure would help retain jobs, but critics say it's a corporate tax giveaway.

1 day ago in Local

House passes regulation of vapor products in Washington

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The bill would also create a set of standards and rules that retailers and distributors must follow, among other regulations like requiring school districts to ban use of vapor products on school buses.

1 day ago in Local

Everett police lieutenant fired for connection with drunk driving

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The lieutanant who had worked with the department for 25 years was deemed unfit for duty.

1 day ago in Local

Senate rejects constitutional amendment on tax increases

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Two-thirds vote is required to send the ballot for a public vote.