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Did you know the SPARK Museum in Bellingham is home to one of the largest Tesla coil ‘lighting machines’ in the country? Get up close and personal 4 million volts of loose electricity with shows on Saturdays & Sundays at 2:30pm.

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National Senior Health & Fitness Day

Celebrate National Senior Health & Fitness Day on May 25th at the Whatcom WYCA on State Street in downtown Bellingham. It’s a free, open house for seniors all day that features: blood pressure screenings, massage therapists, and booths from the Community Food Co-Op, The Elder Law Offices of Barry M. Myers; Fit School; Fyszical (Physical Therapy Clinic); Interplay; Klicks Running & Walking; Whatcom Alliance for Health Advancement (WAHA); Whatcom Transportation Authority (WTA) and more. Open to everyone

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Urban Kickball League

Throwback Thursdays, downtown’s Urban Kickball League, will consist of a series of games played four consecutive Thursdays, starting May 19 at 5:30pm. The league will conclude with a final league tournament on Saturday, June 11 at 11:00am. Throwback Thursdays is designed to bring a fun and interactive atmosphere for players, families and businesses by uniting downtown’s community. The registration fee is $40 and includes a team shirt and tube socks. Registration is open and spots are available, players can register here.

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Friendship House 30th Anniversary Party

On Thursday, May 26th at 6pm, Friendship House enthusiastically invites you to help celebrate 30 years of sheltering, feeding, clothing and healing … to empower those in need. The evening starts at Friendship House Cafe at 108 Snoqualmie Street in Mount Vernon, for a re-dedication to the mission and tours. From there, the celebration moves to the Lincoln Theater for hor d’oeuvres, a short video presentation, and a guest speaker. Raffle opportunities available and donations accepted.

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BC Morgan & Open Horse Show

Celebrate America’s first breed, the Morgan Horse Memorial Day weekend at the BC Morgan & Open Horse Show at the Fairgrounds in Lynden. Morgans will be shown in Englishand Western classes as well as Dressage, Carriage and Trail obstacles. Families are very welcome and admission is free! Come and meet the horse that was featured by Disney in their movie ‘Justin Morgan Had a Horse.’

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Kicking the habit: Adult smoking rate in U.S. is falling fast

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The smoking rate among U.S. adults has been falling steadily for decades but the latest survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds the 2015 decline is the biggest in more than 20 years.

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FDA to modify food label guidelines to include added sugar details

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The move comes at a time the United States is staring at increasing childhood and adult obesity and lifestyle diseases such as heart problems.

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Two-thirds of U.S. would struggle to cover $1,000 emergency

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In a country with the most billionaires on earth, two-thirds of Americans would have a difficult time covering a minor emergency.

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Study: Motorcycle deaths up 10 percent

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Researchers say deaths could be cut by restoring mandatory motorcycle helmet laws in 32 states that don't have them.

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WATCH: Blazing meteor creates light show across New England sky

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A meteor lit up the night sky over New England and eastern Canada early on Tuesday, startling people who saw it including police officers who captured the show on a dashcam.

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Democrats, seeking unity, give Sanders say in party platform

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The Democratic Party said on Monday it would give U.S. presidential contender Bernie Sanders a prominent say in writing its platform this year, a gesture that could ease tensions between Sanders' camp and party leaders, whom Sanders has accused of favoring rival Hillary Clinton.

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Hawaii could be first to put gun owners in federal database

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Hawaii could become the first state in the nation to enter gun owners into an FBI database that will automatically notify police if an island resident is arrested anywhere else in the country.

14 hours ago in Lifestyle, National

Kicking the habit: Adult smoking rate in U.S. is falling fast

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The smoking rate among U.S. adults has been falling steadily for decades but the latest survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds the 2015 decline is the biggest in more than 20 years.

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States on Zika’s frontline see big gaps in funding, expertise

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In Mississippi, a small team of entomologists has begun the first survey of mosquito populations in decades. Experts do not believe the kind of mosquitoes most likely to carry the Zika virus are active in the state, but they cannot know for sure.

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Obama prods Vietnam on rights, promotes Trans-Pacific Partnership

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U.S. President Barack Obama chided Vietnam on political freedoms on Tuesday after critics of the communist-run government were prevented from meeting him in Hanoi, a discordant note on a trip otherwise steeped in words of amity between the former foes.

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Gonzaga’s Karnowski to return for senior season

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The 7-foot-1 center played in just five games last season, and had back surgery on Dec. 31. He received a medical redshirt from the NCAA.

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Pac-12 agrees to limit late football games, court storming

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The Pac-12 will also begin eSports competitions in 2016-17.

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Washington names Jennifer Cohen new athletic director

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Cohen becomes the 15th athletic director in school history and second female athletic director in the past 25 years.

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M’s look to rebound against A’s tonight on KPUG

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Nate Karns gets the start for the M's versus Kendall Graveman for the A's. Coverage from Seattle begins at 6:00 p.m with the pregame show on KPUG.

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Moving on up: Unbeaten Sparks 2nd in AP WNBA power poll, Seattle Storm 9th

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Sue Bird and the Storm are 1-and-2 so far this season.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Bernie and Hillary walk into a bar

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The Democratic presidential candidates reminisce about their time running against each other in the primary.

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Judge rules Bill Cosby must stand trial on sexual assault charges

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A Pennsylvania judge ordered entertainer Bill Cosby to stand trial on sexual assault charges over allegations that he drugged and assaulted a woman in 2004.

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Video gaming returns to TV with new league

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Competitive video gaming returns to TV with the launch of a 10-week gaming league that will be broadcast on TBS.

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Changes are coming to Twitter

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User names and attachments - including photos and videos - will no longer count towards the length of a tweet, but the 140-character limit will stay.

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‘Pink Panther’ star Burt Kwouk dies at 85

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He also starred in numerous films, among them three James Bond movies including "Goldfinger."

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WATCH: ‘Chewbacca Mom’ and ‘Star Wars’ director J.J. Abrams take a drive

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Just three happy Chewbaccas having fun in a car together.

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Bobby Brown to detail ‘Every Little Step’ of his life

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Bobby Brown says right after he signed a deal to write his life story, he went through one of the most agonizing traumas of his life: the death of his daughter, Bobbi Kristina.

13 hours ago in Entertainment

Watch Hank Azaria’s ‘Simpsons’ inspired commencement speech

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"The Simpsons" star brings out some of his classic animated characters to address the graduates of Tufts University.

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Mariah Carey returning to Hallmark for 3 new movies

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The R&B superstar has a trio of new projects over the next two years, with the "Hero" hitmaker planning to write and record an original song for each project

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Lady Gaga rode her horse to a smoothie shop

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The "Born This Way" singer turned heads in Malibu, California over the weekend after shunning regular transportation in favor of riding her horse to the store.

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Paul McCartney says he almost quit music in the early ’70s

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In a new interview, the rocker reveals he went wild in the years after the Fab Four called it quits, and his band Wings helped him straighten out and rediscover his love for music.

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Expert says Whatcom County’s economy looks strong

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Vance-Sherman says the losses in financial reflect a statewide trend and the retail decline is likely related to the weak Canadian dollar.

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Bellingham is a pretty exciting place to live

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Bellingham is the 4th most exciting place in the state to be exact.

 

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