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Woman identified in stray-bullet shooting near Ferndale
A woman killed by a stray bullet at a Father's Day barbecue has been identified as Alyssa Christine Smith, 23, a former honor student at Ferndale High School.
Tue Jun 18, 2013
Bellingham will again consider rental licensing, inspections in 2014
City Council is ready to take another look at proposals to set up a system to license and inspect apartments and rental houses in 2014.
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3-D Printer Brings Dexterity To Children With No Fingers
Richard Van As, a South African carpenter who lost a portion of his hand in an accident, assembles a Robohand and fits it to Liam Dippenaar.
Gov. Inslee: Temporary Skagit River bridge will open Wednesday
Inslee and Transportation Secretary Lynn Peterson visited the site Tuesday to see what progress crews have made since a section of the bridge collapsed on May 23 after it was struck by a truck with an oversize load.
Federal decision hands coal ports a big victory
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has decided on a limited review of environmental effects for a proposed coal port at Bellingham.
White House declaring victory on guns as Biden speaks?
The Obama administration is apparently ready to declare some kind of victory in its war on gun rights , and today Vice President Joe Biden will be offering a progress report, according to Mediaite and Buzz Feed , while the mainstream press seems silent on the situation.
Coal isn't getting enough respect, study says
A coal port's economic benefits are being underestimated, according to a Western Washington U. professor's report commissioned by the Washington Farm Bureau.
Festival of Music again brings world-class musicians to Whatcom County
Each summer a community comes together with rare generosity to celebrate music. From July 5 through July 21, 2013, some of the finest musicians from all over the country will join forces under the leadership of Michael Palmer and with world-renowned soloists to create a unique Pacific Northwest experience-the Bellingham Festival of Music.
Mon Jun 17, 2013
The Amateur Gourmet
Foolproof Apple Pie
I'm a pie fool which isn't the same thing as being a fool for pie. Julie Klausner recently pointed out in her podcast that Jews are cake people, Christians are pie people.
Old Town development project moving ahead
The Public Development Authority's plan for a major development to link downtown, Old Town and a redeveloping central waterfront is moving forward, City Council was told Monday, June 17. Authority Executive Director Jim Long said five property owners have signed non-binding letters of intent with the Public Development Authority, expressing ... (more)
Woman at Ferndale barbecue hit by stray bullet
A woman at a Father's Day barbecue near Ferndale was hit in the chest by a stray bullet fired by shooters more than half-mile away.
Bellingham man accused of kidnapping girl, 5
A Bellingham man has been arrested on suspicion of briefly kidnapping a 5-year-old girl on Saturday, June 15. Police believe the girl went with Matthew Barclay Pemberton, 35, because he offered her candy and a trip to the park.
Whatcom council debates whether tubers should be banned from Nooksack River
Tubers floating down the south fork Nooksack River are a seasonal nuisance to nearby landowners, who say they witness public drunkenness, urination and other inappropriate acts in their backyards.
New Rocket Building in Fairhaven to offer rooftop dining and, yes, a rocket
The new Rocket Building at 11th Street and Harris Avenue displays a distinct Art Deco look in the historic district that's peppered with late-19th century buildings built a good three decades before the rise of the modernist Art Deco movement.
Sun Jun 16, 2013
Bellingham's Haskell Corp. lands major Alaska contract
A longtime Bellingham construction company has won a major contract to build a portion of an electric power plant in Alaska.
37 years after contest win, Bellingham man says dad is still Father of the Year
In 1976, John Sylvester knew with all his heart that his dad was the best. He'd take his son fishing, help him with soccer and patiently answer his endless stream of questions.
Mass of debris, water roars down Nooksack River's middle fork, endangers hikers
Bellingham geologist Dave Tucker stands by a boulder about 100 yards upstream from the Ridley Creek trail ford on the middle fork Nooksack of the Nooksack River in this photo taken on Wednesday, June 5, 2013.
Bellingham's Zen Sushi planning to open June 19
That was one of the many challenges Ken Tipasathien faced while preparing to open Zen Sushi & Bar on Wednesday, June 19, next to the Regal Cinema Stadium 16 movie theater in the Barkley district.
Sat Jun 15, 2013
U-pick, farm stands: Whatcom County produce getting ripe for the picking
The bounty of summertime produce is one of the great things about living in the Pacific Northwest.
Bellingham group asks feds to stop using border agents as police interpreters
Many Hispanic residents are afraid to call local police to report crimes, because Lynden, Blaine and Sumas police often call federal immigration officers to act as interpreters, according to a civil rights complaint that has been filed with the U.S. Department of Justice.