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Thursday Aug 21 | KUOW-FM Seattle

This Underground Trade Makes Wash. Detectives Crabby, Very Crabby

Detective Julie Cook from Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife recently solved a case she's been working on since 2012.

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Related Topix: Bellingham, WA

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Bellingham Herald

Opportunity Council honors goals of 1964 Economic Opportunity Act

It is late January 2014 and Ed Smith is waiting in line inside the Bellingham Food Bank.

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Related Topix: Weather, Medicare, Social Security, Personal Finance

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Bellingham Herald

GOP hopeful Celis wins primary, will take on U.S. Rep. DelBene

Republican Pedro Celis will move on to the November general election after edging out fellow Republican challenger Robert Sutherland by just shy of 1,000 votes in the August primary race for Washington's 1st Congressional District.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Suzan DelBene, Sudden Valley, WA, Skagit County, WA, Snohomish County, WA

Bellingham Herald

Whatcom unemployment rate rises slightly in July

The rate was 5.3 percent last month, up from 5.1 percent in June, according to data from the Washington State Employment Security Department.

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Related Topix: Skagit County, WA, San Juan County, WA

Bellingham Herald

Environmentalists vow to continue fight in Whatcom after Oregon coal terminal is rejected

A Burlington Northern Santa Fe engine pushes a train load of coal through Bellingham, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014.

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Related Topix: Longview, WA, Bellingham, WA

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Bellingham Herald

Bellingham video store Film Is Truth will become nonprofit

With video rental stores disappearing across the U.S., one locally owned store is taking steps to ensure residents can access movie discs in Whatcom County.

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Related Topix: Bellingham, WA

Bellingham Herald

Whatcom County Jail log for Aug. 16-17

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

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Related Topix: Drugs

Bellingham Herald

Thursday deadline to get your ducks for annual derby in Bellingham

People have through Thursday, Aug. 21, to secure their ducks for the annual Rubber Ducky Derby that benefits local nonprofit organizations.

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

Bellingham Herald

Echoes of War: Mystery of a missing Confederate treasure in Whatcom County, Chapter 5

JoAnn Roe approaches the answer to the mystery in "Echoes of War" in the fifth chapter of the six-part serial work of historical fiction set in Whatcom County.

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Related Topix: Bellingham, WA, Everson, WA, Nooksack, WA

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Bellingham Herald

Bridge repair to slow traffic on Hannegan south of Lynden

Traffic slowdowns are anticipated during repairs to Four-Mile Creek Bridge on Hannegan Road, less than a mile south of Pole Road, starting Tuesday, Aug. 19. Both lanes of traffic will remain open, but lane width will be reduced to make room for the work.

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Related Topix: Lynden, WA

Bellingham Herald

Civic Agenda: Whatcom County busy with improvements to jail, courts, roads

I thought it would be interesting for the public to have a mid-year review of the projects and the financial status of your county government.

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Related Topix: Lynden, WA, Birch Bay, WA, Ferndale, WA

Sat Aug 16, 2014

Bellingham Herald

Expect delays west of Sumas for road chip sealing

Drivers are advised to take alternate routes Monday, Aug. 18, when crews chip seal several Whatcom County roads west of Sumas.

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Related Topix: Sumas, WA

Bellingham Herald

Supports industry at Cherry Point

With the Gateway Pacific shipping terminal, Whatcom County has the final piece of its Cherry Point industrial zone.

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Fri Aug 15, 2014

Bellingham Herald

DUI emphasis patrols to run through Sept. 1 in Whatcom County

People out partaking in recently legalized marijuana or drinking at end-of-summer barbecues should plan a safe way to get home, as emphasis patrols are looking for intoxicated drivers in Whatcom and Skagit counties.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Skagit County, WA

Bellingham Herald

Remaining inland waters personal use crab fishery opens Friday, Aug. 15

The catching of Dungeness crab for personal use in the waters of the U.S. portion of the Strait of Georgia begins today, Friday, Aug. 15. This zone consists of Washington's northernmost traditional crab haunts from Point Roberts through the U.S. side of Boundary Bay and down Whatcom County's western shore from Drayton Harbor to Hale Pass including ... (more)

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Related Topix: Point Roberts, WA, Lummi Island, WA

Thu Aug 14, 2014

Bellingham Herald

Whatcom County Jail log for Aug. 13

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

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Examiner.com

Third annual Bellingham Beer Week will run from Sept. 12 through 21, 2014

The third annual Bellingham Beer Week will run from Sept. 12 through Sept. 21, 2014, in the Bellingham, Wash.

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Related Topix: Beer, Drink, Bellingham, WA

Bellingham Herald

Financial firm moving to Barkley Village

The financial services firm is moving into the Cornerstone Building at 3114 Newmarket St. The company is expected to be in the new office by Tuesday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Bellingham, WA

Bellingham Herald

Bellingham, Sumas businesses fined for failing to file pollution reports

The state fined two Whatcom County businesses $3,000 each for failing to file routine reports on possible pollution in the stormwater that runs off their sites.

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Related Topix: Sumas, WA, Bellingham, WA, Science, Ecology

Wed Aug 13, 2014

Bellingham Herald

Auditions near for Whatcom Symphony Orchestra

Auditions for positions in the all-volunteer orchestra are held before the start of each season, in August.

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Related Topix: Symphony, Arts, Bellingham, WA

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