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County burn ban prohibits all fires

All recreational fires now illegal

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All burning banned in Whatcom County

High fire danger prompts strict ban

In this graphic provided by the Washington State Liquor Control Board, a logo that will be used for labeling legal marijuana produced in Washington state is shown. Officials released a preliminary draft of regulations for growing and selling legalized marijuana Thursday, May 16, 2013. Voters last November made Washington and Colorado the first states to legalize the sale of taxed marijuana to adults over 21 at state-licensed stores.

Changes coming to the recreational pot law

Change would effect both medical and recreational marijuana users

Firefighters Putting Out a Fire

Burn ban still in effect as temperatures soar

Fire restrictions in place until further notice

Wash. Gov. Jay Inslee announces Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, that he is suspending the use of the death penalty in Washington state. Inslee's moratorium, which will be in place for as long as he is governor, means that if a death penalty case comes to his desk, he will issue a reprieve, which isn't a pardon and doesn't commute the sentences of those condemned to death.

The state House and Senate finally agree on a budget deal

No government shutdown to happen on Wednesday

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Shooting near Everson leaves a man dead

The incident followed a confrontation between the resident and a tresspasser.

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Bellingham Police hoping for your help finding Walmart robber

Last night at Walmart this guy put two tablet computers in his backpack and then threatened to shoot an employee.

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Everson man killed in Lewis County accident

State Patrol says he was helping another driver.

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Heat wave to bring record-breaking temps

Temperatures could get into the 90’s in parts of Whatcom County.

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Lawmakers hope to avoid 3rd session, shutdown and GOP releases contingency

Trying to avoid a third special session — and a government shutdown — state lawmakers are hoping to reach agreement on the state budget.

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Supreme Court ruling gets praise from Washington politicians

U.S. Senator Patty Murray and U.S. Representative Rick Larsen react to ObamaCare ruling

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Bellingham foreclosure rates down

Area foreclosures lower than national average for month of April

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Prosecutors: Everson-area shooting part of murder plot to gain control of victim’s estate

They say Esmeralda Martin shot 75-year-old Edward Davidson because her boyfriend would inherit Davidson’s estate.

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Two arrested in shooting near Everson

At last report, the condition of the 75 year-old victim was not available.

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County council leaves out Bellingham in jail funding vote

Voted 4-3 for a 0.2% sales tax increase proposal to go on the November ballot

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Murray urges support for veteran care bills

Bills would expand fertility services, caregiver support to veterans of all eras

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County changes local firework rules

Setting off fireworks now limited to between July 3rd and 5th

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Everson-Goshen Road to close temporarily

WSDOT to build compact roundabout

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