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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turkey dinner

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.

bike at night

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.

backhoe

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.

kendal map

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.”

snow slope

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.

skgit bridge complete

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.

plane

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.

ferndale high school

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.

Recent Headlines

in Local Sports

WWU opens GNAC tourney with a win over Central

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Carmen Dolfo WWU

Stingy defense and the game-high 17 points of forward Taylor Peacockehelped Western Washington University claim a victory over CWU. Vikings face Seattle Pacific in semifinal Friday.

in Local

Chemical fire burning in Vancouver

port of vancouver fire

Emergency crews have evacuated northeast corner of the city

in Sports

AP source: MLS, players agree in principle to 5-year deal

Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber launch the league's new logo during a press conference Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in New York.

MLS's 20th season begins this weekend, with the defending champion Los Angeles Galaxy hosting Chicago in the opener.

in Local

James Street bridge reopens this weekend

james st bridge

Opens after two month delay

in Sports

AP Source: Manning returning for 18th NFL season

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) looks to pass against the San Francisco 49ers during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Denver.

The five-time MVP mulled retirement after the Broncos' playoff loss to the Indianapolis Colts. But he determined he still had the health and hunger to keep playing at age 39.