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3 hrs ago | 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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7 hrs ago | 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

Bellingham Herald

Heavy border traffic expected over Easter holiday

A Canadian car heads to the U.S. at the Peace Arch border crossing in Blaine, Friday morning, Feb. 28, 2014.

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Bellingham Herald

Governor hires coal lobbyist to lead policy team

When Whatcom County hired Cliff Strong, a former planner for Gateway Pacific onto its own planning staff several weeks ago, the story gained traction among anti-coal activists.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Energy

Bellingham Herald

Phone appointments available for help paying PSE bills

The Opportunity Council is still booking appointments for low-income Whatcom County residents who need help paying their Puget Sound Energy bills.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

Bellingham Herald

Bellingham man sentenced for near-repeat of police chase that killed deputy in 2001

A Bellingham man must spend the next nine years in prison for a high-speed car chase and armed standoff near Lake Samish, a Superior Court judge ruled Tuesday, April 15. Adrian G. Sassen Van Elsloo's name has been infamous among local police since the night of Sept.

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Bellingham Herald

Comment sought on next phase of pipeline cleanup in Laurel area

The Washington Department of Ecology is seeking public comment on the next phase of oil-contaminated soil cleanup at Trans Mountain Pipeline's Laurel Station pumping facility in Whatcom County about four miles north of Bellingham.

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Bellingham Herald

Whatcom County Jail log for April 14

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

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Bellingham Herald

Input wanted for Larrabee State Park planning

The public can help develop a management plan for Larrabee State Park during a meeting Tuesday, April 15, in the Fairhaven Library at 1117 12th St. The meeting is 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. It is part of the second phase of a land-use planning project for the 2,683-acre park spread between Whatcom and Skagit counties.

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Related Topix: Skagit County, WA

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