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1 hr ago | Bellingham Herald

Elections: Lytton's challenger stresses jobs, economy

Due to a quirk in state elections law, candidates in all races where a party preference is given appear on the August primary ballot, even if only one or two candidates are running.

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Related Topix: US News, Lynden, WA, Ferndale, WA, Friday Harbor, WA

4 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

New Hertz Trail bridges

The new bridge at nearly the mile 2 mark on Hertz Trail Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at North Lake Whatcom Park.

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9 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

Threshing Bee at Berthusen Park brings historic farm machinery to life

Michelle Moe, 24, grew up in Sumas, and for four years has served as treasurer for the Puget Sound Antique Tractor and Machinery Association.

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Related Topix: Sumas, WA, Lynden, WA, Bellingham, WA, Agriculture, Science

13 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

Whatcom County Extension celebrating 100th anniversary

Jason, a one-week-old calf, gives 4-H leader Brooke Vander Veen, 19, a smooch on the face at Vander Veen's family farm, in Everson in 2010.

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Related Topix: Everson, WA, Dogs, Pets, Agriculture, Science, Washington State University, Bellingham, WA

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Bellingham Herald

More eating, drinking establishments opened in Whatcom County in 2013

At the end of 2013, Whatcom County had 546 restaurants, food service businesses and drinking establishments, according to data from the Washington Department of Revenue.

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Bellingham Herald

One-day Project Homeless Connect in Bellingham aims to provide services to hundreds

As many as 500 people could seek help through the sixth annual Project Homeless Connect, a one-day event to bring a wide array of free services to the needy.

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Related Topix: Bellingham, WA, Women's Health, Health

Bellingham Herald

Whatcom, Bellingham elected officials say oil-train rules could be improved

Elected officials representing Whatcom County and Bellingham supported the U.S. Department of Transportation's proposal for improving the safety of trains carrying crude oil, with destinations that include Cherry Point.

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Related Topix: Bellingham, WA, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Patty Murray, Democrat, Rick Larsen, US House of Representatives

Bellingham Herald

Whatcom County Jail report for July 22

Whatcom County Sheriff's Office lists the following people as being booked into Whatcom County Jail.

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Bellingham Herald

Election View: Fleetwood running to improve education, jobs

My name is Seth Fleetwood and I am running for Washington state Senate in the 42nd District.

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Related Topix: Bellingham, WA, Small Business, Personal Finance

Crosscut.com

Coal exports from Bellingham could ramp up rapidly

Developers of the largest of the region's proposed coal-export terminals have shifted their site plan to claim a dramatic reduction in impacts on wetlands.

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Related Topix: Bellingham, WA

Bellingham Herald

Ferndale takes steps to join Fire District 7

Taxpayers shouldn't see any changes in service or costs as Ferndale has started the process of being annexed into Whatcom County Fire District 7. The city already contracts with the district to provide fire service within its borders, but City Council unanimously approved an ordinance declaring the city's intent to annex into the district at its ... (more)

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Related Topix: Ferndale, WA

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Bellingham Herald

Recall: Salmonella-infected chicken sold at Whatcom County grocery stores

Chicken contaminated with salmonella may have been sold at four Whatcom County grocery stores earlier this year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, United States Department of Agriculture, US News

Bellingham Herald

Unemployment rate drops in Whatcom County

Whatcom County's unemployment rate dropped significantly in June as some jobs were added, but the labor force also shrunk.

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Related Topix: San Juan County, WA, Ferry County, WA, Grays Harbor County, WA

Bellingham Herald

Recipe Exchange: Northcoast Credit Union employees share recipes

With the annual Bite of Skagit coming up Saturday, July 26, today's trio of recipes come from staff members at Northcoast Credit Union, which is hosting the annual event at Swinomish Casino in Anacortes.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Recipes, Anacortes, WA, Bellingham, WA, Sedro-Woolley, WA

Bellingham Herald

Election View: Ericksen wants to build on past accomplishments

Serving the people of Whatcom County is a an honor and a great challenge. Over the past four years we have put in place the foundations to do some great things locally and statewide.

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Related Topix: Bellingham, WA, Blaine, WA, Olympia, WA

Bellingham Herald

Shuksan honors fire, police departments

Former Bellingham Fire Department captain Kim Hurlburt was the average golfer. He golfed once or twice a year and could make it around the course without too much trouble.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Bellingham Herald

Lummis endorse Knutzen; a call for more grammar funding?

A Republican organizer sent this email on Friday, July 18, inviting people to a fundaiser for state House candidate Luanne Van Werven.

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Related Topix: Lynden, WA, Bellingham, WA

Bellingham Herald

Whatcom County Jail report for July 20

Whatcom County Sheriff's Office lists the following people as being booked into Whatcom County Jail.

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Bellingham Herald

Echoes of War: Mystery of a missing Confederate treasure in Whatcom County, Chapter 1

Janet Oakley of Bellingham wrote the first chaper of "Echoes of War: Mystery of the missing Confederate treasure in Whatcom County."

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Related Topix: Bellingham, WA

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Bellingham Herald

Three parties vie for a north Whatcom state House seat

For the past four years, Republicans have held all three state seats in the district representing north Bellingham, rural Whatcom County and the small cities.

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Related Topix: US News, Bellingham, WA, Personal Finance, Retirement, Lynden, WA

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