Podcasts: PM Bellingham

PM Bellingham

PM Bellingham

Monday – Friday from 5 – 6pm
Tracy Ellis and Alex Gray bring you compelling local news, talk and interviews.

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PM Bellingham 11/25/13 – Witness describes hit-and-run

Austin Santiago, a talent buyer at the Wild Buffalo on Holly Street, says he heard the crash and saw the car speed away early Sunday, Nov. 24.

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PM Bellingham 11/21/13 – Fire-safe cooking over holidays

Deputy Fire Marshal Ken Dellsite tells KGMI why fire fatalities increase over the holidays and how turkey fryers are responsible for many fires on Thanksgiving.

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PM Bellingham 11/20/13 – Nighttime bike safety campaign

Kim Brown with Bellingham’s Public Works Department talks about their annual ‘See and be Seen’ campaign to encourage bicyclists and drivers to do their part to keep everyone safe on the roads at night.

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PM Bellingham 11/20/13

The Superintendent of the Meridian School District comments on an investigation into safety at Meridian High and the airport, and Bellingham Public Works is launching their annual ‘See and be Seen’ campaign.

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PM Bellingham 11/19/13

Bellingham is picked to be part of the C-Span Cities Tour, a new roundabout may be coming to the Mount Baker Highway at Kendall, and the Ferndale School Board is named a “Board of Distinction.”

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PM Bellingham 11/18/13 – Mount Baker Ski Area opens

Mount Baker Ski Area Operations Manager Gwyn Howat tells KGMI the mountain will open for the season starting Nov. 21.

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PM Bellingham 11/18/13

A new report details the crash that killed a state trooper at the Skagit Bridge detour, local numbers show lots of people are signing up on the state health care exchange, and the Mount Baker Ski Area is opening.

In these before-and-after images taken 20 days apart, a healthy colony of sea stars near Croker Island, Vancouver, BC is shown in the left photograph; in the right photograph of the same rock outcrop, the colony has been decimated. All that is left of the sea stars are the white mats of bacterial ooze that covers the rock. (photo courtesy Neil McDaniel)

PM Bellingham 11/15/13 – WWU scientist studies dying sea stars

Sea stars are dying off all along the West Coast, and Western Washington University professor Benjamin Miner has received a grant from the National Science Foundation to find out why.

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.

PM Bellingham 11/15/13 – Application window for pot businesses opens

Applications for marijuana businesses are being accepted through Dec. 19th, and Mikhail Carpenter with the Washington State Liquor Control Board tells KGMI that a lot of people are excited to enter the new pot industry.

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PM Bellingham 11/15/13

State Senator Doug Ericksen from Ferndale says Washington can do more to keep Boeing jobs, and a WWU professor is studying why sea stars are dying in Puget Sound.

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UPS hiring 95K temp workers for holiday season

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UPS is almost doubling the number of seasonal employees for this year's holiday shopping season.

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Minnesota Governor: Vikings’ Peterson should be suspended

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FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2014, file photo, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson warms up for an NFL football game against the St. Louis Rams in St. Louis. The Vikings benched Peterson for Sunday's game after his attorney said he had been indicted by a Texas grand jury on a charge of child abuse. Attorney Rusty Hardin says the charge accuses Peterson of using a branch, or switch, to spank his son. He says Peterson has cooperated with authorities and "used his judgment as a parent to discipline his son." Hardin says Peterson regrets the incident but never intended to harm the boy.

Gov. Mark Dayton called Peterson's actions "a public embarrassment" to the Vikings and the state of Minnesota. Vikings Sponsorship suspended & Petersen's court date moved.

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NFLPA appeal of Ray Rice suspension expected today

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FILE - In this May 23, 2014, file photo, Janay Rice, left, looks on as her husband, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, speaks to the media during a news conference in Owings Mills, Md. A new video that appears to show Ray Rice striking then-fiance Janay Palmer in an elevator last February has been released on a website.

NFL Players Association spokesman George Atallah told The Associated Press yesterday "we are expecting to appeal before the deadline on Tuesday night." That deadline is 11:59 p.m. EDT.

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WWU men’s and women’s soccer both get shutout wins

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Men take it 1-0, women stay unbeaten 2-0

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Obama to deploy troops as Ebola crisis worsens

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The U.S. announced a ramped-up plan to help tackle the Ebola outbreak, including a major deployment in Liberia.