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baby

13 hours ago

18yo arrested on suspicion of abandoning son in Everett dumpster

Police got a tip this week that she had been pregnant and then appeared not to be pregnant anymore, refusing to talk about what happened.

beauty products

23 hours ago

Ulta Beauty and Sephora coming to Bellingham

Ulta Beauty is setting up shop next to Abercrombie and Fitch in the Bellis Fair Mall, and Sephora will be opening in JC Penny.

pharmacy

24 hours ago

National pharmaceutical company forced to pay state $23 million

The State Attorney General says drug-maker Wyeth, which is owned by Pfizer, underpaid Medicaid.

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prison

1 day ago

Bellingham man is sentenced to nine months for rape

it could have been much longer.

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2 days ago

A rental scam to watch out for in Whatcom County

The scammer was obviously hoping to get money before the renters learned it was a scam.

tap water

2 days ago

Tests show 6 more Tacoma schools with lead in water

Findings come from tests conducted months or years ago.

Photo Courtesy of City of Ferndale, WA

2 days ago

A new Ferndale Street will be named after two World War 2 veterans

The full council will officially approve the street name at its Monday meeting.

klein court

2 days ago

UPDATE: William Klein trial

The defense moved to dismiss the case, but the judge denied the motion and the defense called its first witness.

airline

2 days ago

American Airlines flight forced to turn around in Seattle after striking bird

The flight with 150 passengers landed safely yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon, but it did have a big dent on its nose.

tennessee

2 days ago

National Association of Secretaries conference in Nashville will miss Washingtonian attendees

Republican Secretary of State Kim Wyman says part of the reason nobody from her office is going is the recently passed law allowing counselors to refuse to treat patients based on the therapist's religious or personal beliefs.

Sehome high School

2 days ago

Some Whatcom County schools make list of best high schools in state

Squalicum High School is number 13 on the list, Sehome comes in at number 20, Bellingham High School is the 39th best high school in the state and Meridian is ranked 63rd.

wildfireranch

2 days ago

Upcoming wildfire season won’t be as threatening as last year

U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell says there are still areas that could face severe fires this year.

PC: Kimball Gainor

2 days ago

Trial officially underway for driver of fatal crash killing two high school students near Ferndale

The trial of William Klein, the driver who ran into four high school students near Ferndale, killing two of them, got underway yesterday.

Marijuana

3 days ago

Emergency moratorium on Pot stores in King County

Council members voted for the four month ban after hearing reports that residents were opposing the businesses.

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3 days ago

Seattle Mariners CEO Howard Lincoln is stepping down

He's owned the team since 1999.

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.

3 days ago

More deadly car crashes in Washington since Pot became legal

People may not completely understand marijuana impairment yet.

Money

3 days ago

The weak Canadian dollar is causing trouble for Whatcom retailers

The Canadian dollar was down to $0.68 U.S at one point a few months ago.

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3 days ago

Man pleads not guilty in dismemberment slaying

Charlton is being held on five million dollars bail.

PC: Kimball Gainor

3 days ago

Trial begins today for driver of fatal Ferndale crash, killed two Winward High students

A jury is seated and opening arguments are scheduled for this morning in the William Klein trial. Klein drove into four Windward High School students near Ferndale last June, killing two boys and injuring two others.

State Auditor Troy Kelley

3 days ago

State Auditor acquitted of single charge, jury fails to reach verdict on all other counts

A jury acquitted State Auditor Troy Kelley of one count of making a false statement, but failed to reach a verdict on all of the other federal counts against him.

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Alicia Vikander to play Lara Croft in ‘Tomb Raider’ reboot

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23 hours ago in Entertainment

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