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County burn ban issued

Stage 1 burn ban prohibits yard burns, land clearing

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Man runs from Ferndale police, later arrested while hiding in a home

Ferndale Police Department Lt. Matt Huffman says the man had a history of running from officers and took off during a traffic stop

In this July 24, 2009, file photo, Rachel Dolezal, a leader of the Human Rights Education Institute, stands in front of a mural she painted at the institute's offices in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Dolezal, now president of the Spokane, Wash., chapter of the NAACP, is facing questions about whether she lied about her racial identity, with her family saying she is white but has portrayed herself as black. (AP Photo/Nicholas K. Geranios, File)

NAACP leader quits amid racial identity scandal

Parents say she masquerades as a black woman


Drought in Washington causing more wildfire concerns

Western Washington residents urged to be careful


Hundreds gather for vigil in Ferndale

You can send a card to the families of the victims of the Ferndale crash


Fire destroys barn on Lynden berry farm

Tractors, vehicles among losses in massive blaze

Sgt. Cody Leifheit, a Marine recruiter in Lewiston, Idaho, responded to a 19-year-old man hanging himself from a tree outside his house June 7, 2015. Without hesitation, the 28-year-old infantry Marine from Ferndale, Washington climbed up the tree 25 feet and took hold of the man, who wasn’t breathing and lacked a pulse. Leifheit worked to keep him alive until first responders arrived, continuously performing chest compressions as the man faded in and out. Despite spending 48 hours in a coma, the man survived. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Reece Lodder)

Marine from Ferndale saves Idaho man’s life, prevents suicide

A Marine recruiter from Ferndale is the toast of Lewiston, Idaho, where he now lives and where he saved a man’s life.

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Protesters pulled from Arctic drilling support ship

Authorities show no patience this time


Couple in murder/suicide had violent history

Wife sought protection order in 2005

Image courtesy of Rising Tide Bellingham

Protesters back on an Arctic oil drilling ship

Protest comes three weeks after similar demonstration


Windward students continue to grieve for 2 classmates killed this week

A Candlelight Vigil is scheduled for Saturday night at Ferndale’s Centennial Riverwalk Park


Bellingham Bay to Skagit County beaches closed to shellfish harvesting

Toxins that cause paralytic shellfish poisoning are to blame.


Police want to help victims of Whatcom serial child predator

They believe John Lee Weeda has abused young kids and teenagers over a span of 15-20 years

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Man accused of hitting two Windward High teens in jail on $200,000 bail

William Klein’s wife pleaded for his release at a court hearing Thursday

Bruce Shepard, who next fall will begin his eighth year as president at Western, announced today that he will retire as president of the University at the close of the 2015-2016 academic year. Photo courtesy of WWU

WWU President Bruce Shepard announces retirement

Bruce Shepard has been president since 2008.


Ban on cigarettes, licenses for cats, and more money for elected officials

Those are some of the issues Bellingham City Councilman Jack Weiss would like to see the council tackle.


Husband, wife dead in apparent murder-suicide near Nooksack

Whatcom County Sheriff’s deputies responded to Carl Road just after 6:00 after receiving a call about a shooting.


UPDATE: 2 teens dead, 2 hurt in Whatcom SUV vs. students crash

Driver under arrest, may have been on drugs

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Bellingham serial robber on the run finally behind bars in Washington state

Took months before suspect was caught in Orange County, California

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