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Dept. of Ecology releases waterfront clean up plan for Bellingham site

BELLINGHAM, Wash. — You have a chance to comment on the Department of Ecology’s plan to clean up a site on Bellingham’s waterfront. The I & J Waterway runs adjacent to Bellwether Way and past industrial activities have left it contaminated with a number of pollutants including dioxins, PCB’s and mer


High school district basketball finals from Saturday

In a battle for regional seating, the Lynden Christian boys defeated Seattle Academy 65-54. Cole Bajema scored 42 points for the Lyncs who are now bi-district tournament champions. They have the #1 seat in the regional round next week.


Man dies in Anacortes house fire

ANACORTES, Wash. (AP) — Authorities have identified the body of a man found dead after a fire destroyed his home Thursday in Anacortes. The Skagit Valley Herald reports Rev. Dwight Woodruff of New Hope Christian Fellowship died in the blaze.


Impact Fees Are ADU Busters

If you’re lucky enough to be a Cascadian homeowner, you’ve probably toyed with the idea of installing a mother-in-law apartment or backyard cottage at your place. If you’ve gone as far as to explore what would be required, you may have slammed straight into an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) buster: y


Lions trounce Bellingham in district opener

LYNDEN -- Lynden boys basketball uncorked a 37-2 run over a 12-minute stretch to wallop Bellingham 68-27 in the Class 2A Northwest District 1 opener on Thursday at Jake Maberry Gymnasium.


El Noa Noa: Nacho Typical Taco Stand

Two years ago, Ferndale Residents Nelly and Abi Santiago knocked on the doors of local Blaine businesses, looking for a location for their new taco truck. They didn’t have much luck. That is, until they met Mike Hill, owner of the Chevron on Peace Portal Drive. He also happened to own the empty lot


Number of measles cases in Washington rises to 60

SPOKANE, Wash. - Health agencies across the state are keeping a close eye on the measles outbreak in Washington. 60 cases have now been reported in the state, according to the Washington State Department of Health. Clark County has 59 confirmed cases and King County has one confirmed case. According


SVC men and women both fall

BELLINGHAM — The Skagit Valley College men's basketball team had the halftime lead Saturday against the Orcas of Whatcom Community College. The Cardinals failed to keep it as Whatcom outscored Skagit Valley 45-31 in the second half to take the 78-71 victory.


Recent white supremacist activity in Washington is not new

This is the second in a two-part series on white supremacist activity in the Northwest. Read part one here. When a group attacked a DJ at a Lynnwood bar last December, it surprised some that the assault was carried out by a gang of white supremacists.


Pope Francis defrocks former Cardinal McCarrick, archbishop of Washington over sex abuse

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has defrocked former U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick after Vatican officials found him guilty of soliciting for sex while hearing confession and sexual crimes against minors and adults, the Holy See said Saturday.


Washington handles runaway foster kids with handcuffs, shackles and jail. Is there a better way?

She is 14, and looking for a family. She had one once. Her mom died of cancer a couple of years ago, and her dad killed himself five months later. She became a ward of the state.


Snow days delay Bellingham Schools graduation

BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Bellingham schools will get another snow day tomorrow for Thursday, but there is a down side. Superintendent Greg Baker updated the community in an email announcing the school district closure this Thursday — the fourth day in a row.


Lunch service continues for students and families

BELLINGHAM, Wash. — It’s looking like Bellingham schools are getting their mid-winter break early. Superintendent Greg Baker announced Bellingham schools will be closed again Friday, rounding out a whole week of snow days.


Likelihood of more snow decreases but icey spots remain

BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Be ready for black ice and incoming rain to make for a messy roads. While warmer temperatures helped melt snow on roadways on Wednesday, last night’s freezing temperatures means we’ll have icy conditions for Thursday morning.


Our Treehouse Offers Grief Support in Whatcom County

When Elizabeth Kubler-Ross wrote about the Five Stages of Grief, she didn’t intend for these stages to be a roadmap for grieving people. She had actually been studying the process people went through when given a terminal diagnosis.


Charges dismissed in the case of Ferndale bank robbery suspect

Court documents say bank robbery charges against Cody Lee Pierce, age 32, of Lynden, were dismissed in Whatcom County Superior Court on January 31st. Pierce was suspected of robbing the Washington Federal Ferndale branch at 3rd Avenue and Main Street on September 22, 2017.


Here’s what’s on Tuesday’s City Council meeting agenda

Councilmembers – Our TUESDAY agenda includes the following:. – Approval of Council minutes, authorization of payroll, approval of claims. The consent agenda also includes a 2018 Budget Amendment. This is the last budget amendment of 2018, and closes the books on last year. The changes are necessary


MSU Billings men cap crucial weekend with win over Western Washington

BILLINGS – Senior Zack Rollins scored 22 points and the Montana State University Billings men’s basketball team closed out their first ever season sweep of Western Washington University 94-90 in a critical Great Northwest Athletic Conference game Saturday night at Alterowitz Gymnasium. The Yellowjac


Treeline Analytics Ensures Your Cannabis is Safe

Have you ever wondered how the quality of cannabis you buy at the retail store is assured for your safety and satisfaction? Treeline Analytics is a Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) accredited cannabis testing facility located in Bellingham. It is a family owned and operated busines


What we’re reading: Bill removing supermajority requirements being considered

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