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Greenways levy for Bellingham parks probably not on fall ballot

The council indicated it’ll hold-off for now, but would be interested in putting it on a ballot sometime next year.

Injured Bellingham man airlifted out of North Cascades

A hiker who injured his ankle and had to be airlifted out of the North Cascades is a 51-year-old Bellingham man.

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Fugitive turned actor is arrested in Olympia

A fugitive has been arrested after federal agents saw his photo in a story featuring a low-budget horror movie in The Olympian.

Fire danger still very high.

Weekend’s rain does not lift burn ban

Burn ban still in effect after small rainfall

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Activists on kayaks protest Shell ship in Portland

"Kayaktivists" surround 380-foot icebreaker

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Youth soccer ref from Bellingham gets prison for child porn

Posed as teen girl online to get images of other teenagers

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Some Whatcom County beaches back open to shellfish harvesting

Diarrhetic Shellfish Poisoning levels dropped recently, so beaches from Sandy Point south to the Skagit County line are back open to molluscan shellfish harvesting

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Bellingham man gets three years for stabbing two veterinary employees

The judge is also recommending mental treatment.

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Local expert says “psychotic break” may have played role in Bellingham-area murder/attempted suicide

A local expert believes a former Lummi school teacher may have had a “psychotic break” when she planned for days to kill her husband and toddler son last week

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Whatcom County dairy farmers say they’re not to blame for water pollution problems

Ferndale dairy farmer Rich Appel is part of a new group called “Whatcom Family Dairies” that believes local dairies haven’t been portrayed fairly

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Legislative aide accused of stealing money from state Senator who represents voters in Whatcom County

The theft and forgery charges are the third set of charges filed against Eberle this month.

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A second Grocery Outlet comes to Whatcom County, opening in Ferndale

Grocery Outlet's grand opening will take place this Saturday and run from 8 am- 3 pm at 1750 LaBounty Drive

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Life in prison for 2009 killing of Seattle police officer

The man convicted of killing a Seattle police officer in 2009 has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

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NOAA grant to help Washington monitor toxic algae bloom

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is committing $88,000 to help Washington analyze a massive bloom of toxic algae off the coast that have closed some shellfish harvests.

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Seattle community leader Donnie Chin killed in shooting

A community leader credited with patrolling and protecting the streets of Seattle's International District for decades has been killed in a shooting.

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Father of school shooter pleads not guilty to gun charges

The father of the Washington teenager who fatally shot four high school classmates and himself in October has pleaded not guilty in federal court to new firearms charges.

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Hundreds fighting wildfire near Walla Walla; 1 home burned

Crews fighting a wildfire in southeast Washington are working to prevent flames from reaching a watershed that provides drinking water for the city of Walla Walla.

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Port Angeles voters to weigh in on fluoride in water

Voters in Port Angeles likely will decide in November whether the city should stop adding fluoride to the city's water system after doing so for nearly a decade.

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State Patrol: Truck incident on Nooksack River bridge could have been prevented

The truck that struck the Nooksack River bridge on I-5 Wednesday night should not have been driving on it with one lane blocked, said Washington State Patrol Trooper Mark Francis

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This weekend’s sports schedule

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Here's a look at some of the major sporting events happening this weekend.