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14 min ago | Bellingham Herald

Big harvest expected for Washington blueberries

At the U-pick blueberry field at Boxx Berry Farms, north of Ferndale, Monday, afternoon, Aug. 6, 2012.

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Related Topix: Washington, Agriculture, Science, Life, Fruits, Food

14 min ago | Bellingham Herald

Second pot store in Bellingham to open at 4:20 Thursday afternoon

"We are opening tomorrow at 4:20 p.m. We'll be open 'til midnight. We'll let our customers sleep in," said Aaron Nelson, senior vice president of operations for 2020 Solutions.

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Related Topix: Bellingham, WA, Marijuana, Lynden, WA, Ferndale, WA

1 hr ago | Bellingham Herald

Relay for Life of Whatcom County kicks off Friday evening

Cancer survivors will set off at 6:15 p.m. for the first lap of Relay for Life of Whatcom County as participants cheer them on from the sidelines on Friday, July 11. A year of fundraising by 990 participants and 84 teams has seen more than $172,000 raised for this year's relay.

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Related Topix: Bellingham, WA

3 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

Whatcom County Jail report for July 8

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

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Related Topix: Deming, WA, Lynden, WA

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Bellingham Herald

Ferndale man arrested on suspicion of raping young child, teens

A 21-year-old Ferndale man returning to the United States on the Fourth of July was arrested on suspicion of raping two teenagers and a third girl younger than 10. Police opened a case against Brandon James John in October 2012 when two girls came forward to police to report he had sexual contact with them.

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Related Topix: Ferndale, WA, Prison, Family, Teenagers

Edmonton Journal

A British Columbian's guide to legal pot in Washington state

The first retail outlets to sell marijuana in Washington state are open across the state today, almost two years after voters legalized recreational use of the drug.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Drugs

Bellingham Herald

Backs Van Werven for 42nd District

I believe Luanne Van Werven is the most qualified to fill the post for the open state house seat in the 42nd District.

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Related Topix: Lynden, WA

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Bellingham Herald

Lummi chairman to speak at July 10 water forum

The next water-resources forum hosted by the Rome Grange features some of the biggest players in the complicated conflict over Whatcom County's water supply.

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Related Topix: Nooksack, WA

Bellingham Herald

Whatcom County Jail report for July 4-6

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

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Related Topix: Prison, Drugs

Bellingham Herald

Two Bellingham retail marijuana stores to open Tuesday, July 8

Employees get ready for the first day of marijuana sales at 2020 Solutions in Bellingham, Monday, July 7, 2014.

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Related Topix: Bellingham, WA, Ferndale, WA, Lynden, WA

Bellingham Herald

Interfaith Coalition's Our House to shelter three families

Two years ago, Interfaith Coalition of Whatcom County took a huge leap of faith: we decided to turn our single family home in Ferndale into a triplex.

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Related Topix: Ferndale, WA

Sun Jul 06, 2014

Bellingham Herald

Two Bellingham stores set to be among first to sell recreational pot in Washington

Employee April Gates, left, investor Ward Nelson and employee Anna Lallas prepare to open the Top Shelf Cannabis store in Bellingham during training Tuesday, July 1, 2014.

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Related Topix: Bellingham, WA, Marijuana, Ferndale, WA, Lynden, WA

Bellingham Herald

Ronaye Peppar and Noll Peppar

Ronaye and Noll Peppar Fifty years after marrying in the Little Brown Church Of the Valley, Studio City, CA, on July 4th, 1964, Ronaye and Noll Peppar are celebrating a half century as husband and wife.

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Related Topix: Bellingham, WA

Sat Jul 05, 2014

Bellingham Herald

Bayview grave marker quietly reveals nature of poet laureate Ella Higginson

City of Bellingham parks department enterprise coordinator Marcia Wazny, holds a photo of Northwest poet and writer Ella Higginson at the Higginson family plot at Bayview Cemetery in Bellingham March 9, 2010.

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Related Topix: Bellingham, WA, Western Washington University, Arts, Poetry

Bellingham Herald

Roadwork to cause delays north of Bellingham

Drivers are advised to take alternate routes Monday, July 7, through Thursday, July 10, when crews lay asphalt on some Whatcom County roads in preparation for chip sealing.

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Related Topix: Bellingham, WA

Bellingham Herald

Increase in Whatcom business closures in first half of 2014

Lanna Wydur, left, Arika Wydur and their grandmother Barbara Thompson eat at the new Dickey's Barbeque Pit on Main Street in Ferndale, Wednesday, July 3, 2014.

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KOMO News

Bellingham police warn residents about paving scammers

Bellingham police are investigating a ring of paving operators they say may be scamming unwary property owners up and down the I-5 corridor.

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Fri Jul 04, 2014

Bellingham Herald

Whatcom County Jail report for July 3, 2014

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

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Thu Jul 03, 2014

Bellingham Herald

Fourth of July at Bellingham park about much more than just fireworks

Jaime Berg, as known by her stage name "Ms. B Hooping Allure," performs a hula hoop dance at Zuanich Point Park on July 4, 2012 in Bellingham.

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Related Topix: Bellingham, WA, Life, Holidays, 4th of July, Blaine, WA

Bellingham Herald

Whatcom party endorsements for 2014 elections

Endorsements of the candidates whom Whatcom County voters will see on their 2014 ballots have been trickling in, and I thought I'd round them up and present them here and now.

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

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