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4 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

Victory Gardeners, farm partners help fill Whatcom County food banks with fresh produce

The average date of the last frost in Whatcom County is still two weeks away. That's two more weeks that I'll need to coddle along the flats of tender vegetable starts crowded onto the sunniest windowsill in my house.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Vegetables, Home Gardening, Home, Bellingham, WA, Agriculture, Science

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Bellingham Herald

Whatcom County loosens siting rule for marijuana businesses

Marijuana businesses will be able to move into neighborhoods now that the County Council has lifted the most restrictive rule on where they can go in unincorporated Whatcom County.

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Related Topix: Marijuana

Bellingham Herald

Tank car fleet inadequate for crude oil, rail industry says

Major refiners, including Tesoro, Irving Oil and PBF Energy, have committed to shipping crude only in upgraded cars.

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Related Topix: Train Disaster

Bellingham Herald

Whatcom County Jail log for April 21

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

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Bellingham Herald

Whatcom County gas prices closing in on $4 a gallon

The average price for a gallon of gas was $3.95 on Monday, April 21, in the Bellingham metro area.

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Related Topix: Bellingham, WA

Mon Apr 21, 2014

The Columbian

In Our View: Wrong Tack on Diversity

Although he is bringing up a valid issue that should be talked about, Western Washington University President Bruce Shepard has been employing tone-deaf rhetoric that only obfuscates the discussion about race and education.

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Related Topix: Western Washington University, Opinion

Bellingham Herald

Whatcom council may buy office building, parking lot on toxic soil

The Whatcom County Council will be asked to decide on Tuesday, April 22, whether to purchase a State Street office building and a nearby parking lot, both of which sit over contaminated soil or groundwater.

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Bellingham Herald

Whatcom County Jail report for April 19-20

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

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Related Topix: Lynden, WA

San Juan Islander

It's Volunteer Appreciation Day in WA

One in three Washington residents makes time for some kind of volunteer activity during the year, and the value of these time contributions totals an impressive $5.6 billion.

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Related Topix: US News, Jay Inslee, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Politics, Tyne and Wear County, England, World News, United Kingdom, US Governors, Pullman, WA

Bellingham Herald

Planning begins for Lake Whatcom's new park land

The light green areas in this map show the almost 9,000 acres around Lake Whatcom that will be converted into parkland after the Whatcom County Council voted 5-2 Tuesday, March 12, 2013 to "reconvey" the land from the state, which was managing it for timber harvesting.

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Related Topix: Bellingham, WA

Bellingham Herald

Interns help Whatcom County entrepreneurs with current projects, future workforce

One of the most overlooked resources available to new start-up entrepreneurs are the local colleges and universities.

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Related Topix: Inventions, Science / Technology

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Bellingham Herald

Japanese homestay program a life changing experience for Whatcom families

Abi Wibbens and Yumi Yoshinaga at Westlake Mall on a July 25, 2013, trip to Seattle with Compass USA exchange program.

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Related Topix: Bellingham, WA

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

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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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

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