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Joe Moser in WWII

Ferndale WWII POW profiled in advance of French award

Seventy-one years ago, Ferndale resident Joe Moser was shot down over France, captured by Germans and sent to Buchenwald Concentration Camp.

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Two Whatcom residents find out punishments

Sentences are handed down for a child molester and an arsonist.

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Whatcom business people honored

The 29th Annual Whatcom Business Person of the Year Awards are out.

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$7500 fine for Whatcom Dairy Farm

A local dairy farm is hit with a fine after allowing manure to get into a tributary of the Nooksack River.

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Counterfeit bills appearing in N.W. Washington

Funny money appeared at a Shell Gas Station and Food Mart in Anacortes three times in a week.

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New County Public Works head comes from city

The new public works director for Whatcom County is familiar with the office.

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Bellingham buys land for Cordata Park

The City of Bellingham is spending more than 3-and-a-half million dollars for land in the Cordata area.

FILE - This Nov. 6, 2013 file photo shows a warning placard on a tank car carrying crude oil near a loading terminal in Trenton, N.D. Thousands of older rail tank cars that carry crude oil would be phased out within two years under regulations proposed in response to a series of fiery train crashes over the past year. The oil industry's lead trade group released new standards on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, for testing and classifying crude shipped by rail after prior shipments were misclassified, including a train that derailed in Canada and killed 47 people.

Cantwell introduces bill to make oil trains safer

Oil trains pass through Washington every week

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Richmond man sentenced for smuggling rhino horn

Flew from Richmond to buy rhino horn from undercover agent

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Comcast experiencing outages

Comcast cable service interrupted

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Rental registration fees approved

Bellingham’s new rental registration and inspection program is continuing to develop.

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Local jobless rate remains steady

Whatcom County continues to see strong employment numbers.

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No shellfish harvesting on Portage Bay for 6 months

Pollution is once again closing some Portage Bay Shellfish harvesting.

Men caught trying to smuggle nearly 50 pounds of ecstasy across border

Border agents found them on a known drug smuggling route

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Violent fugitive arrested at Blaine border crossing

Tried to cross just hours after man wanted for murder was shot by a border agent in Sumas

Ferndale Police, Whatcom County Sheriff's deputies and Bellingham Police investigate the Patriot Pl. home where a woman was stabbed Friday, May 2nd, 2014.

Girlfriend accomplice gets 43 years for Ferndale knife attack

Jury found her guilty of helping Chad Horne in attempted murder of a Ferndale woman

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Ferndale woman injured in car crash dies

Ferndale woman hurt in Skagit crash dies

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Whatcom County man gets 22 years in prison for murder

Man killed his 60-year-old stepfather

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Chuckanut residents to council: We’ll pay to keep trains quiet

People who live on Chuckanut Drive want trains to stop blowing their horns when they get to the Yacht Club Road crossing.

A sidewalk outside the Legislative building is bustling with people on the first day of the 2014 session of the Washington state Legislature, Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash.

Smoking age, clean energy, Lynden water bills up for hearings

Bills on smoking, energy and the Nooksack River get public hearing in Olympia today.

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AP sources: Texas fires coach Barnes after 17 years

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The NCAA logo is on the court as work continues at The Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, March 18, 2015, for the NCAA college basketball second and third round game. Second round games start on Thursday.

Texas has fired coach Rick Barnes after 17 seasons, people with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press.

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WWU bounces back with victories over UC San Diego and San Francisco State

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The Vikings bounced back with a pair of 5-4 wins over UC San Diego and San Francisco State in second-day action Saturday at the Cal State Stanislaus Tournament of Champions.

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Donigian runs nation’s fastest NCAA II 100 at Texas Relays

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Western Washington University men's sprinter Alex Donigian ran the fastest 100 meters nationally in NCAA Division II this season with a 10.27 clocking in at the Texas Relays

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Gonzaga’s 1st regional final in 16 years vs top-seeded Duke

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This is the 17th consecutive NCAA trip for the No. 2 seed Bulldogs (35-2), but their first regional final since 1999. Their only previous games against Duke are two regular-season losses.

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Seahawks QB Russell Wilson works out with Texas Rangers

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Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson reaches up to grab a throw as he works out with the Texas Rangers during spring training baseball practice, Monday, March 3, 2014, in Surprise, Ariz.

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is spending a day with the Texas Rangers and drawing on his Super Bowl experience to deliver a message to the team.