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3 days ago

Sales numbers in Blaine and Sumas reflect weak Canadian dollar

Blaine saw sales in the third quarter of last year drop nearly seven percent and retail sales in Sumas were down nearly 12 percent compared to the same time a year earlier.

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4 days ago

Washington Apple Health data breach

The affected people can have a year of free credit monitoring.

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4 days ago

Bellingham Aloha Motel site becoming affordable housing and offices

The city declared the Aloha Motel a blight and used the threat of condemnation to buy the site.

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4 days ago

Bellingham City Council opposes violence against Planned Parenthood

Tuesday night the council approved a resolution that affirm the safety of all Planned Parenthood patients, staff and facilities in Bellingham.

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4 days ago

Bellingham Technical College to offer Bachelor’s degree

The Bachelor of Applied Science Degree will be in Operations Management.

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4 days ago

Bellingham cyber stalking conviction thrown out

Bellingham Schools staff found out about threatening tweets and reported the girl to police.

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4 days ago

University of Washington student arrested in groping cases

Eight incidents may be connected to the student who was arrested.

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4 days ago

Officials rule Everett chief wasn’t drunk during fatal fire

The investigation found that, per his admission, Murray consumed one glass of wine before responding to the scene of the fire.

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4 days ago

Snohomish County reaches settlement over tear gas death

Michael Vincent died about three weeks after some tear-gas canisters that had been put in a dumpster exploded when a garbage truck emptied the bin and compacted the trash.

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4 days ago

Attorneys file brief in flower shop owner’s appeal

The brief addresses some of the arguments made by the state and the American Civil Liberties Union in the case.

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4 days ago

King County announces initiatives to curb homelessness

The January One Night Count of the Homeless found that the number of unsheltered people had doubled in Renton.

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4 days ago

I-405 tolls collect $3.7 million in 3 months

State data shows about 17 percent of peak-time toll payers spent more than $4.

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4 days ago

Seattle lands spot on top 10 densely populated US cities

Seattle is on pace to bypass No. 9 Los Angeles within five years.

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4 days ago

Haggen auction delayed again

Sell-off of profitable core stores.

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4 days ago

Police search for driver following hit and run on Pole Road

A couple from Everson was injured and a person is being sought in a hit and run crash on Pole Road last evening.

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4 days ago

Weak loonie isn’t keeping Canadians from shopping in the states

The falling Loonie means more Americans shopping in Canada and fewer Canadians shopping in America. But our neighbors to the north still spend much more in the US than we do in Canada.

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4 days ago

Beware of over-the-phone tax scam

Several people in Whatcom County are reporting a tax scam.

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4 days ago

Seattle FBI arrests man suspected of supporting ISIS

The FBI in Seattle arrested a Montesano man suspected of being an ISIS sympathizer.

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4 days ago

Whatcom Humane Society opposes ‘Donkey Basketball’ fundraiser

The Whatcom Humane Society is condemning a popular Ferndale Schools fundraiser. The annual Donkey Basketball game is scheduled for Saturday.

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4 days ago

Special Election day in Whatcom County

Local school districts and Fire Protection District Eight are asking for levy approval.

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