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PM Bellingham

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Tracy Ellis and Alex Gray bring you compelling local news, talk and interviews.

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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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PM Bellingham 11/14/13 – Voters asked to fund new Ferndale High School

Voters in Ferndale could decide on a bond in February 2014 that would raise property taxes to rebuild Ferndale High School. District Superintendent Dr. Linda Quinn tells KGMI that Ferndale has the worst high school building in Whatcom County.

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PM Bellingham 11/14/13

Washington’s Insurance Commissioner tells us why people in our state won’t get to keep their old health insurance policies, and a local psychologist talks about the 10-year-old girl who made a false abduction report in Bellingham’s Columbia neighborhood.

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PM Bellingham 11/13/13 – Whatcom Museum gets into Christmas spirit

The Whatcom Museum’s Director of Development Sheila Connors talks about their “Deck the Old City Hall” event.

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PM Bellingham 11/13/13

Low health exchange enrollment numbers are embarrassing the White House, a new study urges expanded tribal jurisdiction, and the Whatcom Museum gets into the Christmas spirit.

A woman survivor of Typhoon Haiyan weeps as she holds her daughter while waiting for her turn to get on a U.S. Air Force plane to leave for the capital city of Manila, at the airport in Tacloban, central Philippines, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms on record, slammed into six central Philippine islands on Friday, leaving a wide swath of destruction.

PM Bellingham 11/13/13 – Local Filipino association helps disaster victims

Dillon Honcoop talks with members of the Filipino American Association of Whatcom County about Typhoon relief efforts in the Philippines and their families member who were caught in the storm.

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Today in entertainment history: Oct. 22

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A look back at the Hollywood headlines that went down in history.

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Aldridge leads Blazers over Nuggets with 20 points

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Portland Trail Blazers power forward LaMarcus Aldridge (12) celebrates after scoring in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, in Dallas. The Mavericks won 105-99.

LaMarcus Aldridge scored 20 points and had 11 rebounds in Portland's 93-75 win over Denver in an exhibition game Tuesday.

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Stars hold off Canucks to win 6-3

Dallas Stars head coach Lindy Ruff looks on from the bench during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Philadelphia Flyers Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, in Dallas.

The Dallas Stars held off the Vancouver Canucks 6-3 on Tuesday night.

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World Series: Bumgarner, Pence lead Giants over Royals in Game 1

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner talks to the media before baseball practice Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. The Kansas City Royals will host the San Francisco Giants in Game 1 of the World Series on Oct. 21.

The San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals 7-1 in Tuesday night's World Series opener.

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WWU Golf: Women 2nd at Sonoma St. Men 8th at CSUMB Invitational

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Viking women place second at Sonoma State Invitational. Vikings’ Jenn Paul ties for third in medalist play. WWU Men 8th at CSUMB Invitational. Western’s Hatch ties for 11th, Schrader ties for 13th in medalist play.