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3 weeks ago

Win’s Drive-In in Fairhaven closing for good

Building owner Jim Swift plans to remodel the restaurant and reopen it with a new name.

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3 weeks ago

Bellingham one of warmest places in the state, after widespread temperature increase

Our country experienced unprecedented widespread warmth last month.

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.

3 weeks ago

Nation’s largest coal miner files for bankruptcy, planned to use GPT at Cherry Point

At one point, Peabody was looking to ship 24 million metric tons of coal per year through the GPT at Cherry Point.

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3 weeks ago

Washington jobless rate holds steady at 5.8 percent

Washington state added 9,000 new jobs from February to March, but its unemployment rate remains at 5.8 percent for the fourth straight month.

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3 weeks ago

Western Washington University reports anti-Semitic incidents

The university is releasing few details about the incidents, citing confidentiality for those involved.

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.

3 weeks ago

Council member Dave Upthegrove is running for State Lands Commissioner

Upthegrove says he opposes the leasing of aquatic lands for coal export terminals.

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3 weeks ago

Washington charter school system gets back to work

The State Supreme Court ruled last fall that the charter school law was unconstitutional.

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3 weeks ago

Woman fatally shot by bail bondsman during warrant delivery

She died Wednesday after being taken to St. Joseph Medical Center and was not identified.

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3 weeks ago

Marijuana patient sues state after daughter gets sick

She was in foster care during a custody battle when she fell ill.

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3 weeks ago

Arlington couple missing

They were last seen Monday.

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3 weeks ago

Survey finds Bellingham Airport the highest rated small-hub

Phoenix Marketing International says 93% of travelers gave the airport some of the highest marks for the airport experience.

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3 weeks ago

Wrecked forklift stops traffic on Hannegan yesterday

The flatbed carrying a Birch Equipment forklift flipped at the corner of Hannegan and Sunset.

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3 weeks ago

Warnings about latest email scam to hit Whatcom County

Tech Help reports it looks legitimate.

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3 weeks ago

Gaither Vocal Band returns to Lynden

They’re scheduled to perform August 18th at the Northwest Washington Fair.

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3 weeks ago

Bellingham initiates rental inspection program

Fire and safety inspections start on the South Side in June.

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3 weeks ago

Alcoa and BPA reach a deal

State Representative from Lynden hails announcement as "a great day for Whatcom County"

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3 weeks ago

Inslee fires head of Western State psychiatric hospital

Cheryl Strange has been appointed as the new CEO.

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3 weeks ago

New high for Canadian dollar this year

The CBC reports it's the Loonie's highest finish since July of last year.

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3 weeks ago

Disturbing new evidence found at home of woman who was dismembered

Evidence was found in the bathroom that the family says wasn't normally there.

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3 weeks ago

Horizon Air purchased thirty new jets

The new jets will have first, premium, and coach seating.

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20 mins ago in Local

State Supreme court grants new trial for three men convicted in 2009 Sunnyside shooting

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The state Supreme Court has thrown out the convictions of three men in what police called a gang-related shooting, saying among other things that their choice of music was not evidence of gang ties.

1 hour ago in Local

Seattle mayor decries sexist attacks to sports arena vote

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Seattle Supersonics forward Rashard Lewis, left, keeps the ball away from Portland Trail Blazers forward Viktor Khryapa, from Ukraine, during the second half of NBA basketball action in Portland, Ore., Friday Dec. 16, 2005. Lewis scored 37 points and pulled in seven rebounds to lead the Sonics in scoring as they beat Portland, 111-90.

Seattle's mayor and an investor have condemned sports fans' sexist attacks against the mostly female City Council after its vote sidetracked a proposed arena project aimed at luring back the NBA.

6 hours ago in Local

House sales and prices up in Whatcom County

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Sales were up last month, despite fewer homes available to sell.

13 hours ago in Local

Donald Trump is coming to Lynden

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Trump will be at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds on Saturday.

15 hours ago in Local

17 year-old boy charged with killing 17 year-old girl

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Witnesses say they heard an argument in the hallway before they heard gunshots.