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Man dies after crashing into Bellingham Bay

Schmidt was alive when he left the scene, but later died at the hospital. The state patrol is investigating.


The Timber industry and environmentalists clash over new guidelines

The Timber industry and environmentalists don’t agree on an overhaul of guidelines for logging on unstable slopes.


Stormy weather and strong winds heading our way

Winds with gusts of 50 to 60 miles per hour are forecast to hit Whatcom County tonight through the rest of the workweek.


Boeing’s largest unions say state tax breaks should be tied to job numbers

Machinists President Jon Holden says the company isn't doing enough to live up to its side of the bargain. Holden and other leaders of the unions representing thousands of Boeing workers want lawmakers to act.

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Starbucks’ cups have a new look this holiday season

Starbucks’ new holiday cups are plain red without any mention of Christmas. Previous years’ Christmas cups at Starbucks had featured snowflakes, reindeer and other pop-culture holiday symbols.

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Sea World’s controversial Orca Shows are facing their end

Seaworld has seen Orca Show revenue drop since the release of the documentary "Blackfish."

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US Forest Service looks for ways to deter hikers from a dangerous trail

The trail is one of the most popular in the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. It was closed during the summer after rock and ice fell and killed a California woman.

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Albertsons wants back stores they sold to Haggen

The chain is bidding for 36 stores.

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Bellingham foreclosure rate down

New data shows foreclosures in Bellingham dropping. A report released by CoreLogic shows the downward trend comes in under the…


City welcomes ‘enhanced crosswalks’ to Alabama street

Bellingham is making crossing the street a little bit safer this week, after installing “high intensity activated crosswalks,” or HAWK signals,…

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Seahawks fans may be the loudest, but they’re not the drunkest

If Seahawks fans are louder than other fans…they get that way largely without overindulging in booze. A group called BAC-track…

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Re-authorization of export-import bank stuck in transportation bill.

Re-authorization of the export-import bank is now stuck in a transportation bill. The program, which helps companies get products to…


What is the future of fantasy football?

The state senate is looking into whether laws about fantasy football should be loosened. Senator Michael Baumgartner says the legislature…

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How much screen time are your kids getting?

It’s become common to see young children using smartphones and tablets….and now, there are new recommendations when it comes to…


Prepare for a more normal winter this year

This winter should be far better for skiers and snowboarders… Meteorologist cliff mass says the mountains should see a snow…

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Wyoming looks to export coal from Powder River Basin to Asia

Wyoming governor Matt Mead says he expects ports in the northwest will ultimately approve coal exports from the powder river…


Test results could help pinpoint source of E.coli outbreak

It’s been one week since an E.coli outbreak forced all Chipotle restaurants in the Northwest to close. Test results expected…

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Bellingham man drives off road, submerges car

The Washington State Patrol has provided an update on the submerged Chevy Blazer that went off the road on Lummi Shore Road.…


The mustache may not be the most popular style in men’s grooming, but for at least one month a year…

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State law loophole endangers new pot business

A loophole in state law is threatening a brand new Bellingham marijuana retailer before they even open. A neighboring pot…

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