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Ban on cigarettes, licenses for cats, and more money for elected officials

Those are some of the issues Bellingham City Councilman Jack Weiss would like to see the council tackle.


Husband, wife dead in apparent murder-suicide near Nooksack

Whatcom County Sheriff’s deputies responded to Carl Road just after 6:00 after receiving a call about a shooting.


UPDATE: 2 teens dead, 2 hurt in Whatcom SUV vs. students crash

Driver under arrest, may have been on drugs

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Bellingham serial robber on the run finally behind bars in Washington state

Took months before suspect was caught in Orange County, California

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Bellingham man injured in Walla Walla rollover crash

Troopers cited him for wheels off the roadway, no other charges

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Local CEO recognized

Executive for Bellingham-based "Faithlife" scores high marks from employees


Lynden Fair to feature local motocross

Fair is partnering with Mount Baker Motorcycle Club for event

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Next steps for new jail pending

County council delays decision on construction bond vote by two weeks

Photo of Dionisio Ochoa, courtesy Bellingham Police Department

Missing man last seen near Amtrak station in Bellingham

Dionisio Salgado Ochoa, pictured above, was last seen around the Amtrak station in Bellingham on Monday, Lt. Bob Vander Yacht said.

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Local man dies in industrial accident

James Loyd Bost was killed by a falling beam

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Acid may be making a comeback in Whatcom County

Sudden jump in teens reporting acid use in last several months

The devastating mudslide that killed 43 people last March in the community of Oso, Wash., is shown Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. The road through the slide area re-opened Monday night to two-way, 50 mph traffic and was realigned and raised as much as 20 feet in places. Crews also installed six new culverts.

Families of Oso slide victims plan to sue slide tour company

David Button took three people through slide zone last weekend for $45 a piece


More Whatcom County teens using synthetic drug ‘Spice’

Many teens say they try it because it doesn't show up in most drug tests

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Five arrested for anti-drilling protest in Seattle

"Raging Grannies" taken into custody for blocking train tracks


Twitter video shows Trooper escorting lady driving scooter on Badger

At first it looked like the trooper was pulling her over

Washington state Auditor Troy Kelley speaks at a news conference, Thursday, April 16, 2015, in Tacoma, Wash. Earlier in the day, Kelley entered a not guilty plea to a federal grand jury indictment on charges of filing false tax returns, attempted obstruction of a civil lawsuit and possession of stolen property.

Attorney General to investigate indicted Washington auditor

The investigation by Attorney General Bob Ferguson is expected to focus on the relationship between Kelley and a former part-time worker at the auditor's office, Jason JeRue


Senate budget negotiator: No deal on spending level yet

Republican disputes statements made last week that indicated lawmakers had reached a tentative deal.

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Supreme Court confirms it will wait for K-12 funding report

Court will wait until after the Legislature adjourns from its last 2015 special section to hear a progress report.

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Bellingham gas price getting lower

A gallon of gas is averaging around 3-dollars-11-cents… that's 2-cents lower than last week.

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