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5 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

New book chronicles 1914 Sedro-Woolley bank robbery and massive manhunt in Whatcom County

Author Rustan Robertson has written "The Wages of Sin: The True Story & Photos of the Great Sedro-Woolley Bank Robbery of 1914," published by the Sedro-Woolley Museum.

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Related Topix: Sedro-Woolley, WA, Bellingham, WA

5 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

Are Whatcom County workers underpaid compared to elsewhere?

Fisherman Nick Meyer lifts a Dungeness crab pot onto a stack at Squalicum Harbor on Dec. 4, 2012 in Bellingham.

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Related Topix: Bellingham, WA, Agriculture, Science, Western Washington University

Sat Jul 12, 2014

Bellingham Herald

Work scheduled week of July 14 on Whatcom County roads

Drivers are advised to take alternate routes Monday, July 14, through Thursday, July 17, when crews chip seal several Whatcom County roads.

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Bellingham Herald

Lynden Pioneer Museum hosts exhibit on antique timepieces

The museum, which features historical exhibits from the early days of northern Whatcom County, will be showing items on loan from the West Coast Clock and Watch Museum in Bellingham, including several dozen timepieces from the mid-1700s to the late 1940s that were manufactured in both North America and Europe.

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Related Topix: Lynden, WA, Bellingham, WA

Bellingham Herald

Ennen brothers living wakeboarding dream, open Bow Lake cable park

Scenes from the grand opening of the of the Permacation Cable Park Sunday, June 29, 2014 on Bow Lake in Alger.

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Related Topix: Alger, WA, Big Lake, WA, Mount Vernon, WA, Western Washington University

Bellingham Herald

Election View: Van Werven would cut regulation, support farms, families

I decided to run for state representative because I think that my experience, service and leadership opportunities have prepared me to be an effective legislator.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Lynden, WA

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Bellingham Herald

Measles cases surge in Washington state

Alarmed that measles cases in Washington state have climbed to 27 so far this year - more than the past five years combined - public health officials are reminding people that vaccination is their best defense against the disease.

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Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Bellingham Herald

Whatcom County Jail log for July 10

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

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Bellingham Herald

Week in oil train news: Evacuation zones for Whatcom County and more

A new site called blast-zone.org released an interactive map that allows you to see if your house, school, workplace, favorite store, etc.

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Related Topix: us Travel, Travel, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA, Custer, WA

Bellingham Herald

Whatcom teen arrested in graduation party pistol-whipping

A Whatcom County teen suspected of hitting another young man with a gun at a graduation celebration at a Deming-area gravel pit was arrested Thursday, July 10, according to the Whatcom County Sheriff's Office.

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Related Topix: Deming, WA

Bellingham Herald

Unhappy with free meals for legislators

Since Doug Ericksen accepted the most free meals from lobbyists than any other Olympia legislator, there has been talk of fixing this problem.

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Bellingham Herald

Whatcom council changes course on project to save field from encroaching river

In a 180-degree shift, Whatcom County will not shell out roughly $760,000 to try to stop erosion of a riverbank along a privately owned berry field north of Nugents Corner.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Flood

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Bellingham Herald

Fireworks ban appears to have reduced related incidents, injuries in Bellingham

As police noted a quieter but still busy Independence Day in Bellingham - where residential fireworks were banned for the first time - firefighters and medical personnel saw fewer incidents and injuries related to pyrotechnics this year.

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Related Topix: Bellingham, WA

Bellingham Herald

Bellingham's second pot store opens

The excitement of buying pot in a store hadn't lost its luster as Bellingham's second marijuana store opened to a line of about 40 people Thursday, July 10. With a wink to pot culture, 2020 Solutions opened its doors just before 4:20 p.m., and the line of people waiting in the sun steadily grew.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Drugs, Bellingham, WA, Drug Testing

Bellingham Herald

Burn ban across Whatcom County begins Tuesday

The Whatcom County Fire Marshal's Office cites warm weather and dry vegetation for putting restrictions on all open burning.

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Related Topix: Fire, Weather

Bellingham Herald

A $7 Pinky Pork sandwich with pineapple slaw from the Highway 542-Go food truck.

Location: Highway 542-Go is part of Whatcom County's growing food truck scene. Its locations, for now, include Spartan Espresso at 700 Ohio St. in Bellingham on weekdays for breakfast and lunch, and Wander Brewing, 1807 Dean Ave. in Bellingham, on Saturdays for dinner.

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Related Topix: Bellingham, WA

Seattle Times

ShellFest is July 12 at Birch Bay State Park near Blaine

Some of the lowest tide series of the summer will occur July 9-16 in local marine waterways, and Washington State Parks and Recreation are hosting ShellFest 2014 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 12 at Birch Bay State Park in Whatcom County.

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Related Topix: Blaine, WA, Kids, Family

My Edmonds

Western names three local students as outstanding graduates

Western Washington University recently named its Outstanding 2014 Graduates, and three graduate d from Edmonds-area high schools .

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Related Topix: Western Washington University, Edmonds, WA, Bellingham, WA, Lynnwood, WA

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Bellingham Herald

June temperatures in Bellingham were above normal; clear skies in forecast

In Western Washington, we like to say that summer doesn't start until after Independence Day.

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Related Topix: Bellingham, WA, Weather

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

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