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5 hrs ago | 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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9 hrs ago | 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

13 hrs ago | 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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14 hrs ago | 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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18 hrs ago | 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

Yesterday | 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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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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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

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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