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Local life-size model of orca whale gets national attention

Island Mariner Cruises will take fiberglass orca down to Astoria to see if it will scare away the seals there

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Longtime Lynden Christian superintendent retires

Don Kok had been with Lynden Christian Schools for 22 years

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Mexican sculptor named honorary citizen of Bellingham

Sebastian honored for his art contributions to the city

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Wildlife officials tag steelhead trout to track mortality

Steelhead trout migrate through Puget Sound to ocean


House passes transportation measure to keep state moving

Package heads to Senate as special session's last day looms

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Seattle to install new public toilet in Pioneer Square

Seattle officials are hoping to purchase and install a new public toilet in Pioneer Square by the end of the year.

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Feds: Troy Kelley paid stolen money to law firm

Federal prosecutors say indicted Washington state Auditor Troy Kelley paid more than $900,000 in stolen money to his high-priced law firm.

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Annoying train horns are the topic of a meeting in Bellingham

Tonight’s meeting at the Chrysalis Inn starts at 6:30.

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A portion of Portal Way is closed today

The section between Eaton Avenue and Somerset Street in Ferndale is shut down.

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Your home may be worth more than it was last year at this time

Whatcom County home values are up 5 percent in the first quarter of this year from the same period a year ago.

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Whatcom County’s economy continues to improve

The latest unemployment rate is at a six year low and retail sales were up.

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Blaine man crashes truck, drowns in Drayton Harbor after police chase

Ex-girlfriend called police last Friday saying he had threatened to commit suicide


Mechanical issue causes dump truck to tumble from I-5 onto Bellingham street

A dump truck smashed through barriers on Southbound I-5, fell down to the street below near the corner of Iowa and Lincoln and burst into flames

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Police still looking for armed robbery suspects in So. Bellingham

Sheriff Bill Elfo says the suspect who pulled gun is considered armed and dangerous

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Teen killed in shooting at Burlington park

No suspects in fatal shooting

Road Work

Major road work for Alabama Street

Expect lane closures

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Police: Men threatened to stab Bellingham Macy’s employee with syringe during shoplifting attempt

The two were confronted by store security just after noon on Monday after trying to take some jewelry and a watch

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Bellingham oil drilling protest ends

Activist descends anchor chain with Coast Guard assistance


Birch Bay-Lynden Road overpass on I-5 suffers ‘substantial damage’

Bridge is still safe, but impact from oversize semi damaged two girders

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Power to Birchwood neighborhood restored

2,530 customers are currently impacted by the outage in the Birchwood neighborhood of Bellingham

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