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flowers

2 weeks ago

Washington florist to testify before Indiana Legislature

Stutzman says she and others should have artistic freedom and the right to disagree without having being threatened by the government.

ax

2 weeks ago

A woman attacked a man with an ax before he shot her

The Yakima Herald-Republic reports that police filed court documents seeking a murder charge against the man, who is not in custody.

bathroom

2 weeks ago

Senate panel hears debate over transgender bathroom rule

Sharon Ortiz, the commission's director, previously said the shift was only a clarification of the state's existing anti-discrimination law.

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2 weeks ago

JBLM rocket battalion heading back to Iraq

U.S. Army 101st Airborne Division is heading to Iraq to work with that country's army and with Kurdish Peshmerga fighters.

fireworks

2 weeks ago

Marysville council votes to ban fireworks in 2017

Fireworks sparked a number of brush fires in the hot, dry summer of 2015.

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State gives Ride the Ducks ‘conditional’ safety rating

A crash on Sept. 24 killed five international college students and injured dozens of others when a "duck boat" swerved into an oncoming charter bus.

NAS Whidbey Island Search and Rescue (SAR) crewman, Wayne Paplaski, a Hospital Corpsman First Class assigned to the SAR unit, approaches one of two skiers injured in an avalanche on Mount Hernon on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016.

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New photos show weekend avalanche rescue

New photos show weekend avalanche rescue.

NOOKSACK

2 weeks ago

“Nooksack 306,” the tribal court ruling continues

A Nooksack Tribal judge ruled the more than 300 tribal members facing disenrollment should be allowed to vote in council elections.

WCC

2 weeks ago

WCC recognized as one of the top community colleges in US

Nine Washington community colleges — including Whatcom Community College – are on the list of the nation’s 150 best in a national competition.

Western Washington University
photo by kimball gainor

2 weeks ago

WWU expands office space into Barkley Village-area

Western Washington University’s Small Business Development Center will open an office in the Barkley Village-area.

coal pile

2 weeks ago

Moratorium on government coal sales to address climate change

The moratorium could impact more than two dozen mining projects in nine states involving more than a billion tons of coal.

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2 weeks ago

Warm, wet weather hits Whatcom County today

Warm, wet weather hits Whatcom County on this Wednesday.

Fired from job

2 weeks ago

County’s unemployment rate up slightly from November to December

More people were looking for fewer jobs in Whatcom County in December compared to November.

ocean waves

2 weeks ago

Bellingham-born entrepreneur survives the Shark Tank…to swim with even bigger fish

Stephan Aarstol's Tower Paddle Boards will be featured on tv's "Beyond The Tank."

sick

2 weeks ago

Bellevue Maggiano’s closed for suspected norovirus outbreak

Several workers at the restaurant also had symptoms consistent with the highly contagious gastrointestinal illness.

movie theater

2 weeks ago

Man in Renton movie theater shooting charged with assault

He claims he dropped his gun and it went off Jan. 21 during a showing of "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi".

seattle city scape

2 weeks ago

Two Men Found Dead In Seattle Apartment

Police say the two men appear to have been beaten to death.

olympia

2 weeks ago

Washington bill targets credibility of informants’ testimony

About 16 percent of DNA exonerations around the country have come in cases where jailhouse snitches or other "incentivized informants" were used.

school

2 weeks ago

House passes bill to allow retired teachers to substitute

The Longview Daily News reports the measure passed on a vote of 96-1 and now moves on to the Senate.

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2 weeks ago

Memorial fund for man killed in avalanche

Mark Panthen’s body was recovered today. The 36 year old lived in Bellingham.

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Today in entertainment history: Feb. 12

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A look back at some of Hollywood's most memorable moments.

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King helps Colorado beat Washington St. 88-81 in double OT

Colorado head coach Tad Boyle calls out instructions to his team during a second-round game against Pittsburgh in the NCAA college basketball tournament in Orlando, Fla., Thursday, March 20, 2014.

George King scored 21 points, including a buzzer-beating 3-pointer at the end of the first overtime

4 hours ago in Local Sports

Vikings Come Up Short vs. No. 1 Western Oregon, 90-85

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Ricardo Maxwell scores a career-high 35 points against top-ranked Wolves

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Bernsen shines in win against SPU

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Senior center Kayla Bernsen had a game-high 18 points, to go along with 6 rebounds and 6 blocked shots, as the Vikings improved to 17-6 overall and remained in second in the GNAC at 13-2.

8 hours ago in Local

Whatcom County public defender says video conferencing in court is unfair

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Hall wrote about this for the Whatcom County bar association and hopes it can generate thoughtful discussion on the topic.