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dentist

3 weeks ago

Whatcom County’s poor struggle to save and cover basic needs

Three-quarters of the poor people surveyed in Whatcom County say they don’t make enough money to save anything.

Haggen Generic 2

3 weeks ago

The Haggen name may live on…

KGMI News The deadline for bidders for the bankrupt Haggen’s remaining stores – including its 5 anchor stores in Whatcom…

vaccination

3 weeks ago

Meridian Middle School issues whooping cough warning

Meridian Middle School is warning parents about a case of whooping cough.

health insurance

3 weeks ago

Federal audit finds problems with Washington health exchange

The auditors said their findings don't necessarily mean people were improperly enrolled or denied.

tax

3 weeks ago

Washington State Carbon Tax Initiative Certified

The proposal would add a $25 per ton fee on fossil fuels.

police, jail, arrest, cops, sheriff

3 weeks ago

$1 million bail set for man accused in stabbing, house fire

29-year-old Zachary Konicke remains jailed for investigation of murder, assault and arson in connection to the Jan. 14 incident.

wildfireplane

3 weeks ago

Twisp River wildfire survivor says he’s improving each day

The 25-year-old is recovering from third-degree burns that covered nearly 70 percent of his body.

Vote Election

3 weeks ago

McMorris Rodgers has 4 challengers for House seat

The 46-year-old McMorris Rodgers has held the seat since 2005 and is a member of House leadership.

2nd amendment

3 weeks ago

Washington lawmakers take on gun-control bills

Among the bills to be considered is one requiring the safe storage of firearms to avoid tragedies like the Marysville high school shooting in 2014.

UW Husky Hoops

3 weeks ago

Disabled UW alum files lawsuit over arena accessibility

The lawsuit says all wheelchair accessible seats are in the arena's expensive sections, forcing disabled fans to pay a higher price.

mudslide road

3 weeks ago

Mudslide halts passenger service between Seattle, Everett

The slide hit the BNSF mainline about 9 miles north of downtown Seattle at about 9:20 a.m. today.

olympia

3 weeks ago

State budget director: No education funding deal this year

No one ever expected the Legislature to finish the work set out by the Supreme Court in the 2012 until the 2017 session.

wildfireranch

3 weeks ago

Public Lands Commissioner seeks extra $24M to battle wildfires

Goldmark said that the money would be used for additional equipment and training.

taxinitiative

3 weeks ago

Tim Eyman’s anti-tax measure ruled unconsitutional

Gov. Jay Inslee says striking down Initiative 1366 will allow the Legislature to focus on its priorities.

ferndale robber

3 weeks ago

Police hope new pictures will help solve Ferndale Robberies

Police say the suspect in the hotel robbery were armed with bear spray and a gun.

job search

3 weeks ago

Unemployment rate in Washington ticks up to 5.5 percent

The national unemployment rate last month was 5 percent. The state's unemployment rate in November 2015 was 5.3 percent.

Autumn Veatch

3 weeks ago

How life is changing for plane crash survivor and local teen Autumn Veatch

A teenage plane crash survivor never thought a book would be written about her… until no

police, jail, arrest, cops, sheriff

3 weeks ago

Failing system threatens Whatcom County jail maintenance

The sheriff says if the system was to fail, prisoners would have to be evacuated to the already dangerously overcrowded main jail.

bham airport

3 weeks ago

Bellingham airport sees fewer passengers with weakening loonie

The plummeting loonie means it’s much more expensive for Canadians to travel in the US. The Bellingham Herald reports the airport had 16% fewer passengers last year and another drop is expected this year.

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3 weeks ago

Bellingham man faces a year in jail, following early morning break-in

Investigators say Matthew Plowman used a patio chair to break glass and enter the home at about 3am.

Recent Headlines

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Washington Apple Health data breach

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The affected people can have a year of free credit monitoring.

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Bellingham Aloha Motel site becoming affordable housing and offices

Motels on Samish Way

The city declared the Aloha Motel a blight and used the threat of condemnation to buy the site.

7 hours ago in Local

Bellingham City Council opposes violence against Planned Parenthood

planned parenthood

Tuesday night the council approved a resolution that affirm the safety of all Planned Parenthood patients, staff and facilities in Bellingham.

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Bellingham Technical College to offer Bachelor’s degree

BTC

The Bachelor of Applied Science Degree will be in Operations Management.

8 hours ago in Local

Bellingham cyber stalking conviction thrown out

cyber

Bellingham Schools staff found out about threatening tweets and reported the girl to police.