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Rain means you can now have camp fires in Whatcom County.

The County Fire Marshal’s office modified the burn ban in areas outside cities.

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Drop off of storm debris at Bellingham’s Civic Athletic Complex

You can take it to the parking lot at the corner of Fraser and Puget Streets.

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Gas is getting cheaper in Bellingham

Prices fell 13 cents a gallon in Bellingham in just the last week.

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Shooter’s ex-girlfriend seeks to block release of text messages

Shooter's ex-girlfriend seeks to block release of records

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Firefighter burned in Okanogan wildfire undergoes 3rd surgery

Burned firefighter undergoes 3rd surgery

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Scott Walker says building a wall along Canadian border is worth considering

Republican Presidential Candidate Scott Walker says building a wall along the northern border is seriously worth considering.

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Search goes on for the missing kayaker in Lake Whatcom

The search continues for a 24 yr. old Skagit County man who went kayaking around 5 o'clock in the morning after partying with friends.

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North Cascades Highway back open

Had been closed due to wildfire

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Thousands honor fallen fire fighters

Three died when fire overtook their truck

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Kayaker missing in Lake Whatcom

Man ventured out after partying all night

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Thousands still without power in Whatcom County

Crews working to restore service

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Power restored to Bellingham schools

Lights were out at two Bellingham elementaries

A car crushed by a tree on Lakeway (Photo: Courtesy Dick Donahue)

The latest on Whatcom County winds

KGMI News Reporting WHATCOM COUNTY, Wash. – High winds continue to ravage Whatcom County. Here’s what we know so far, as…

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Department of Fishing closing parts of Nooksack River

Low flows and warm water temperatures prompted the fishing ban on several stretches of the river.

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Rain returning to Whatcom County in big way

We could see up to 2-and-a-half inches of rain just this weekend.

In this photo taken Oct. 23, 2012, a dilapidated structure is seen jutting out into the Strait of Georgia along the beach just south of the location of a proposed coal exporting terminal in Ferndale, Wash., just north of Bellingham, Wash. In the distance behind are an existing aluminum plant and oil refinery. The progressive college town of Bellingham is at the center of one of the fiercest environmental debates in the region: should the Northwest become a hub for exporting U.S. coal to Asia? A proposal to build one of as many as five coal terminals here has divided the town, pitting union and businesses that welcome jobs against environmentalists who worry about coal dust and greenhouse gas emissions. A trade group is running TV ads touting the projects, while numerous cities such as Seattle and Portland are opposing coal trains through their communities.

Lummi Nation done talking about proposed Coal Terminal

The tribe says it sent the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers its final letter on the matter and now expects the corps to deny permits for the project.

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Bids in for construction of new Skagit County jail

The new 108-thousand-square foot jail will feature a health services area and a secure perimeter with concrete panels.

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Washington wildfires size of small state

All of the wildfires burning in the state now cover an area nearly the size of Rhode Island.

Firemen battle fire

As fires grow in Skagit, so does its containment

The upper Skagit fire continues to grow, but so does containment of the blaze.

Foreclosure rates in Whatcom County decrease

Fewer Whatcom County Homes are facing foreclosure.

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