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City condemns troubled Bellingham motel

Lots of crime and drug use

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Fewer shoppers visiting from the north; more from the south

The Canadian dollar's at its lowest point in eleven years.

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Body found in suitcase at SeaTac apartment complex

A body has been found inside a suitcase at a SeaTac apartment complex.


True-crime author Ann Rule dies at age 83

True-crime writer Ann Rule, who wrote more than 30 books, including a profile of her former co-worker, serial killer Ted Bundy, has died at age 83.

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Attorney general gives glowing report to court on education

The Washington attorney general's office says the state has made so much progress toward fully paying the cost of basic education that the state Supreme Court should dissolve its contempt order.


Snohomish County pays $620,000 over inmate’s death

Snohomish County has agreed to pay $620,000 over the death of a severely allergic jail inmate who died after being served oatmeal that contained dairy.

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Greenways levy for Bellingham parks probably not on fall ballot

The council indicated it’ll hold-off for now, but would be interested in putting it on a ballot sometime next year.


Injured Bellingham man airlifted out of North Cascades

A hiker who injured his ankle and had to be airlifted out of the North Cascades is a 51-year-old Bellingham man.

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Fugitive turned actor is arrested in Olympia

A fugitive has been arrested after federal agents saw his photo in a story featuring a low-budget horror movie in The Olympian.

Fire danger still very high.

Weekend’s rain does not lift burn ban

Burn ban still in effect after small rainfall

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Activists on kayaks protest Shell ship in Portland

"Kayaktivists" surround 380-foot icebreaker

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Youth soccer ref from Bellingham gets prison for child porn

Posed as teen girl online to get images of other teenagers

File photo of a sign warning the public not to eat shellfish from closed beaches on the Semiahmoo spit.

Some Whatcom County beaches back open to shellfish harvesting

Diarrhetic Shellfish Poisoning levels dropped recently, so beaches from Sandy Point south to the Skagit County line are back open to molluscan shellfish harvesting

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Bellingham man gets three years for stabbing two veterinary employees

The judge is also recommending mental treatment.


Local expert says “psychotic break” may have played role in Bellingham-area murder/attempted suicide

A local expert believes a former Lummi school teacher may have had a “psychotic break” when she planned for days to kill her husband and toddler son last week

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Whatcom County dairy farmers say they’re not to blame for water pollution problems

Ferndale dairy farmer Rich Appel is part of a new group called “Whatcom Family Dairies” that believes local dairies haven’t been portrayed fairly

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Legislative aide accused of stealing money from state Senator who represents voters in Whatcom County

The theft and forgery charges are the third set of charges filed against Eberle this month.

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A second Grocery Outlet comes to Whatcom County, opening in Ferndale

Grocery Outlet's grand opening will take place this Saturday and run from 8 am- 3 pm at 1750 LaBounty Drive

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Life in prison for 2009 killing of Seattle police officer

The man convicted of killing a Seattle police officer in 2009 has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

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