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17 min ago | Bellingham Herald

Northwest Career & Technical Academy accepting applications for upcoming school year

High school students who are interested in getting a jump on a career path can apply to attend the Northwest Career & Technical Academy for the 2014-15 school year.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Skagit County, WA

9 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

Higher milk prices good news for Whatcom dairy farmers

With milk prices steadily rising in recent months, Whatcom County dairy farmers are finding themselves in the unusual position of earning enough to rebuild savings accounts and pay back loans from the years of lean times.

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Related Topix: Drink, Milk, Agriculture, Science, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, US News, United States Department of Agriculture, Lynden, WA

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Seattle Times

Surging oil traffic puts region at risk

Oil tankers Cap Leon, foreground, and Yang Ning Hu, second closest, are positioned at Samish Bay, with Anacortes and its Shell Puget Sound Refinery in the distance.

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Related Topix: Anacortes, WA

Bellingham Herald

More best books set in Whatcom County ... read on

Bellingham author Clete Smith reads from his book, "Aliens on Vacation" to sixth graders at Kulshan Middle School on April 19, 2011 in Bellingham.

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Related Topix: Bellingham, WA, Nonfiction, Arts, Nooksack, WA, Sumas, WA

Bellingham Herald

Whatcom County Jail log for April 18, 2014

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

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Related Topix: Drugs

Bellingham Herald

Max Higbee Center working for more inclusive Whatcom County for all ability levels

Josh Jones, left, gets a taster of Foggy Noggin's Christmas Duck Porter from Matt Jamison, a family member of the Bothell brewery, during 12th annual April Brews Day April 27, 2013, at the Depot Market Square in Bellingham.

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Related Topix: Bellingham, WA

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Bellingham Herald

Vote expected on funding for small groups in Whatcom water-rights conflict

The citizens who represent the smallest voices in Whatcom County's water-rights conflict will get a vote of confidence - or not - from the County Council on Tuesday, April 22. The council will convene as the Flood Control Zone District Board of Supervisors to decide whether to spend $20,000 from the county flood fund to support a facilitator for ... (more)

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Related Topix: Bellingham, WA

Bellingham Herald

Whatcom County Jail report for April 17

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

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Related Topix: Sumas, WA

Bellingham Herald

Civic Agenda: Property taxes support community-based services in Whatcom County

April showers tend to signal the start of gardening and lawn mowing season for many in Whatcom County.

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Tax, Bellingham, WA

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Bellingham Herald

Exposed ballot signatures and illegal voting

Concerns continue to percolate over the new ballot envelopes the Whatcom County Auditor's Office began using in the 2013 elections.

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Bellingham Herald

Crash into power pole closes portion of Lakeway Drive

A portion of Lakeway Drive was closed early Thursday morning, April 17, after a woman crashed her SUV into a power pole, according to the Bellingham Police Department.

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Bellingham Herald

Twelve Whatcom County schools win achievement awards

More than 400 schools throughout the state received achievement awards, which are sponsored by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction and the State Board of Education.

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Bellingham Herald

Opening day of spring/summer trout season now nine days away

In Whatcom County, lakes Padden, Silver, Toad and Cain lakes, stocked with rainbow trout in anticipation of the opening, join other waters such as Lake Whatcom and Baker Lake in hosting In neighboring Skagit County, Heart, Sixteen, Erie and McMurray lakes also have been stocked with hatchery fish in anticipation this opener.

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Related Topix: Skagit County, WA, Okanogan County, WA

Bellingham Herald

Bite into tasty burgers, and more, at StrEAT Food in Bellingham

StrEAT Food's latest special is a tapenade pork burger made with 1/3-pound of seasoned ground pork with olives, romesco arugula slaw and blue cheese served on a grilled bun for $7.65.

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Related Topix: Food, Pop/Rock, Bellingham, WA

Bellingham Herald

Folksinger Daisy O'Conner, a Ferndale native, returns to perform at Green Frog

Folksinger and composer Daisy O'Conner, a Ferndale native who attended Western Washington University and did social work in Whatcom and Skagit counties for five years, returns from her current home in Austin, Texas, to perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Green Frog, 1015 N. State St. in Bellingham.

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Related Topix: Ferndale, WA, Western Washington University, Skagit County, WA, Bellingham, WA

Bellingham Herald

Unhappy legislature didn't pass bills

Reflecting on the past legislative session, I am saddened by the number of important bills that died in the Republican-led Senate, with our 42nd District's Senator Doug Ericksen in a leadership position.

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Related Topix: Blaine, WA, Bellingham, WA, McCleary, WA

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Bellingham Herald

Ferndale to hold public hearing on six-month pot moratorium

The City Council will hold a public hearing Monday, April 21, about its six-month moratorium on recreational marijuana businesses in Ferndale.

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Related Topix: Ferndale, WA, Marijuana

Bellingham Herald

Bellingham resident lands on national game show

Bellingham resident Adam Engst, left, who works as legal council at Bellingham-based Saturna Capital, is being featured on the game show "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" that airs Wednesday, April 16, and Thursday, April 17 at 5 p.m. on KONG TV, which is on channel 6 or 16 for most cable and satellite subscribers in Whatcom County.

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Related Topix: Bellingham, WA, Game Show, Entertainment, Television, Wheel of Fortune, Cedric the Entertainer

Bellingham Herald

Bellingham resident Adam Engst, left, who works as legal council at...

Bellingham resident Adam Engst, left, who works as legal council at Bellingham-based Saturna Capital, is being featured on the game show "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" that airs Wednesday, April 16, and Thursday, April 17 at 5 p.m. on KONG TV, which is on channel 6 or 16 for most cable and satellite subscribers in Whatcom County.

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Related Topix: Bellingham, WA, Game Show, Entertainment, Television, Wheel of Fortune

Bellingham Herald

Whatcom County Jail log for April 15

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

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Related Topix: Sumas, WA

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