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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 -- 6:15 pm
Whatcom County judge, Bellingham detective discuss local drug crime trends
Bellingham Herald - BELLINGHAM - Drugs play a role in about 80 to 90 percent of felonies committed in Whatcom County.Click to Continue » Read more...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 -- 5:15 pm
Whatcom County buys office, parking space downtown, will remove contaminated soil
Bellingham Herald - BELLINGHAM - Whatcom County will take ownership of a building it now rents on State Street that was found to have contaminated soil.Click to Continue » Read more...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 -- 4:25 pm
Body of male cougar found at Squalicum Beach in Bellingham
Bellingham Herald - BELLINGHAM - What killed a young cougar found at Squalicum Beach last week remains a mystery.Click to Continue » Read more...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 -- 4:15 pm
Canada moves ahead of U.S. in phasing out older tank cars for shipping crude oil
Bellingham Herald - In response to a deadly train derailment last summer, the Canadian government Wednesday ordered the country's railroads to phase out tens of thousands of older, puncture-prone tank cars from crude…Click to Continue » Read more...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 -- 11:30 am
City offers walking tour of Bellingham's new waterfront park tonight
Bellingham Herald - BELLINGHAM - The city will offer a public tour of the proposed waterfront park, referred to as Cornwall Beach Park, at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 23.Click to Continue » Read more...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 -- 11:24 am
Fitness Gear & Training marks 25th anniversary
Bellingham Business Journal - Fitness Gear & Training in Bellingham celebrates its 25th anniversary from April 24 to May 31. The fitness equipment retailer will offer tours of its new facility at 1605 N. State St., as well as prizes throughout the week. Additionally, a portion of Fitness Gear's sale proceeds during the 25th anniversary celebration will be donated to [...] Read more...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 -- 11:15 am
Whatcom County Jail log for April 22
Bellingham Herald - The Whatcom County Sheriff's Office lists the following people as being booked into the Whatcom County Jail. In many cases, charges have not been filed. Guilt is determined by the…Click to Continue » Read more...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 -- 9:47 am
Rebranded Skagit Bank to open new Bellingham branch in June
Bellingham Business Journal - Skagit State Bank is rebranding itself as Skagit Bank and moving ahead with plans to open a new downtown Bellingham branch at 128 E. Holly St. in June. The bank's Burlington-based parent company, Skagit State Bancorp, announced the news following its annual stockholders meeting on April 22. For the past several months, Skagit Bank has run billboard [...] Read more...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 -- 6:00 am
Whatcom County loosens siting rule for marijuana businesses
Bellingham Herald - Marijuana businesses will be able to move into neighborhoods now that the County Council has lifted the most restrictive rule on where they can go in unincorporated Whatcom County.Click to Continue » Read more...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 -- 1:00 am
With surging oil traffic, Northwest at greater risk for spill
Bellingham Herald - Efforts to transform the Northwest into a fossil-fuel hub for North Dakota's crude, Alberta's oil sands and coal from the Rocky Mountains mean the risks of major spills and explosions…Click to Continue » Read more...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 -- 9:00 pm
Whatcom County loosens siting rule for marijuana businesses
Bellingham Herald - Marijuana businesses will be able to move into neighborhoods now that the County Council has lifted the most restrictive rule on where they can go in unincorporated Whatcom County.Click to Continue » Read more...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 -- 7:15 pm
State Rep. Jason Overstreet calls for WWU president's resignation over 'less white' comment
Bellingham Herald - State Rep. Jason Overstreet has called for the resignation of Western Washington University President Bruce Shepard, after a question and blog post about making WWU less "white" in the future…Click to Continue » Read more...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 -- 7:00 pm
Bellingham on list of Washington cities on the rise
Bellingham Business Journal - The online real-estate database Estately has placed Bellingham sixth on a list of 10 Washington state cities on the rise. Estately says it used U.S. Census data and FBI crime statistics to rank every Washington city with populations greater than 30,000. Rankings take into account several criteria: population, home values, poverty levels, crime rates, incomes [...] Read more...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 -- 6:45 pm
Bellingham students hunt for litter around school for Earth Day
Bellingham Herald - BELLINGHAM - It was Easter all over again for fourth-graders at Carl Cozier Elementary School Tuesday, April 22.Click to Continue » Read more...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 -- 6:30 pm
Whatcom County Medical Society turns 125
Bellingham Business Journal - The Whatcom County Medical Society, a nonprofit organization that promotes public health and physician education, celebrates its 125th anniversary this month. The professional association, made up of local physicians, provides a variety of services to its members and the community, including a physician referral line for patients (360-676-7630) and information on Washington's Death with Dignity [...] Read more...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 -- 5:38 pm
Brigid Collins receives grants for services in Skagit County
Bellingham Business Journal - The Brigid Collins Family Support Center has received two emergency grants to improve access to child sexual-abuse treatment and prevention services for children in Skagit County. The two grants were awarded by the United Way of Skagit County. The first, a $5,560 grant, will cover equipment and training costs for a new colposcope for the [...] Read more...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 -- 4:47 pm
Duke: Moving coal ash would cost up to $10 billion
Bellingham Herald - Duke Energy told North Carolina lawmakers Tuesday that removing all of the company's coal ash away from the state's rivers and lakes would take decades and cost up to $10…Click to Continue » Read more...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 -- 3:51 pm
Tank car fleet inadequate for crude oil, rail industry says
Bellingham Herald - WASHINGTON - None of the tank cars currently in service carrying Bakken crude oil is adequate for carrying that product, a rail industry representative testified Tuesday, April 22, but until…Click to Continue » Read more...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 -- 2:01 pm
Whatcom council member speaks against purchase of Goldfogel building
Bellingham Herald - A version of this post briefly appeared this afternoon with wrong information. It was based on my mishearing of county Executive Jack Louws' statement to council. The post was remotely…Click to Continue » Read more...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 -- 11:45 am
Whatcom County Jail log for April 21
Bellingham Herald - The Whatcom County Sheriff's Office lists the following people as being booked into the Whatcom County Jail. In many cases, charges have not been filed. Guilt is determined by the…Click to Continue » Read more...

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