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 11/20/13

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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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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Arizona head coach Sean Miller speaks during a news conference at the NCAA college basketball tournament, Wednesday, March 26, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif. Arizona is scheduled to play San Diego State on Thursday in a regional semifinal.

Stanley Johnson had 18 points and nine rebounds, helping No. 3 Arizona gut out a 61-59 victory over No. 15 San Diego State on for its second Maui Invitational title.