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Bellingham surgical tech. loses license related to stolen drugs

The state health department says she stole drugs meant for patients.

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Regulators: Bellingham nursing asst. shoots video of naked patients

A Bellingham nursing assistant’s license is suspended after state regulators say he took inappropriate videos of dementia patients.

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Bellingham police use bean bag, taser to subdue man throwing knife

The man was concerning customers when police arrived, and had to use a bean bag and a taser to subdue him

Fire danger still very high.

Fire Danger upgraded to “very high”

No burning or open flames permitted whatsoever.

Stewart Mountain Fire is now 50% contained

4th of July Fires Are Now Under Control

Three out of the four wildfires burning in Whatcom County since the 4th of July holiday are now contained.

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Air Quality in Whatcom County Improved, Good for Breathing Again

Air quality in Whatcom County has improved and is once again good for breathing as of this morning.

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Samish Way on-ramp in Bellingham is closed today

Meanwhile, a lane closure on northbound I-5 at North Lake Samish has been postponed, tfn.

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Ribbon-cutting today for Bellingham’s newest trail

Eventually, the trail will be extended to form a loop.

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Whatcom Real Estate market almost as hot as weather

Second quarter saw home sales increase 28.4%

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Bellingham council considers forcing employers to give paid sick leave

If you get sick and can’t work, what happens? This may sound like the beginning of a commercial, but it’s actually something many Bellingham residents often have to think about.

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Sunday’s heat broke a record in Bellingham

1958 was the last time this happened in Bellingham

Stewart Mountain Fire is now 50% contained

The wildfire near Bellingham is spreading

Stewart Mountain Fire quadrupled in size overnight

View of a fire east of Lake Whatcom Sunday, July 7th

Fire burns mountainside east of Lake Whatcom

It’s currently unclear how contained the fire is, but a spokesman for DNR is expected to provide additional details later Sunday evening

Courtesy Bellingham Police Department

Deputy’s quick reaction saves UPS driver

Deputy Colin Bertrand used patrol car to stop runaway UPS truck

Fewer Washington students met the standard on the new tests based on the Common Core learning standards

Washington students seem to find new tests more challenging

Fewer Washington students met the standard on the new tests based on the Common Core learning standards than passed the old statewide exams.

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Firefighters douse flames at Alcoa Intalco Works

The cause of the fire atop a 130-foot tower is not yet known.

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New wildfire burns buildings, forces residents to flee

Just days after a wildfire tore through homes in central Washington, a new blaze in the hot, dry region has burned some buildings and forced about two dozen residents to flee.

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Columbia River water temperature is hottest since 1950

The Columbia River is the warmest it has been since 1950.

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12-year-old burned by fireworks near Auburn stand

Fire officials say a 12-year-old boy has been taken to a Seattle hospital after being burned by fireworks near an Auburn fireworks stand.

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