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11 min ago | Bellingham Herald

One-day Project Homeless Connect in Bellingham aims to provide services to hundreds

As many as 500 people could seek help through the sixth annual Project Homeless Connect, a one-day event to bring a wide array of free services to the needy.

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Related Topix: Bellingham, WA, Women's Health, Health

1 hr ago | Bellingham Herald

Whatcom, Bellingham elected officials say oil-train rules could be improved

Elected officials representing Whatcom County and Bellingham supported the U.S. Department of Transportation's proposal for improving the safety of trains carrying crude oil, with destinations that include Cherry Point.

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Related Topix: Bellingham, WA, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Patty Murray, Democrat, Rick Larsen, US House of Representatives

4 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

Whatcom County Jail report for July 22

Whatcom County Sheriff's Office lists the following people as being booked into Whatcom County Jail.

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8 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

Election View: Fleetwood running to improve education, jobs

My name is Seth Fleetwood and I am running for Washington state Senate in the 42nd District.

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Related Topix: Bellingham, WA, Small Business, Personal Finance

9 hrs ago | Crosscut.com

Coal exports from Bellingham could ramp up rapidly

Developers of the largest of the region's proposed coal-export terminals have shifted their site plan to claim a dramatic reduction in impacts on wetlands.

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Related Topix: Bellingham, WA

14 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

Ferndale takes steps to join Fire District 7

Taxpayers shouldn't see any changes in service or costs as Ferndale has started the process of being annexed into Whatcom County Fire District 7. The city already contracts with the district to provide fire service within its borders, but City Council unanimously approved an ordinance declaring the city's intent to annex into the district at its ... (more)

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Related Topix: Ferndale, WA

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Bellingham Herald

Recall: Salmonella-infected chicken sold at Whatcom County grocery stores

Chicken contaminated with salmonella may have been sold at four Whatcom County grocery stores earlier this year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, United States Department of Agriculture, US News

Bellingham Herald

Unemployment rate drops in Whatcom County

Whatcom County's unemployment rate dropped significantly in June as some jobs were added, but the labor force also shrunk.

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Related Topix: San Juan County, WA, Ferry County, WA, Grays Harbor County, WA

Bellingham Herald

Recipe Exchange: Northcoast Credit Union employees share recipes

With the annual Bite of Skagit coming up Saturday, July 26, today's trio of recipes come from staff members at Northcoast Credit Union, which is hosting the annual event at Swinomish Casino in Anacortes.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Recipes, Anacortes, WA, Bellingham, WA, Sedro-Woolley, WA

Bellingham Herald

Election View: Ericksen wants to build on past accomplishments

Serving the people of Whatcom County is a an honor and a great challenge. Over the past four years we have put in place the foundations to do some great things locally and statewide.

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Related Topix: Bellingham, WA, Blaine, WA, Olympia, WA

Bellingham Herald

Shuksan honors fire, police departments

Former Bellingham Fire Department captain Kim Hurlburt was the average golfer. He golfed once or twice a year and could make it around the course without too much trouble.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Bellingham Herald

Lummis endorse Knutzen; a call for more grammar funding?

A Republican organizer sent this email on Friday, July 18, inviting people to a fundaiser for state House candidate Luanne Van Werven.

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Related Topix: Lynden, WA, Bellingham, WA

Bellingham Herald

Whatcom County Jail report for July 20

Whatcom County Sheriff's Office lists the following people as being booked into Whatcom County Jail.

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Bellingham Herald

Echoes of War: Mystery of a missing Confederate treasure in Whatcom County, Chapter 1

Janet Oakley of Bellingham wrote the first chaper of "Echoes of War: Mystery of the missing Confederate treasure in Whatcom County."

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Related Topix: Bellingham, WA

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Bellingham Herald

Three parties vie for a north Whatcom state House seat

For the past four years, Republicans have held all three state seats in the district representing north Bellingham, rural Whatcom County and the small cities.

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Related Topix: US News, Bellingham, WA, Personal Finance, Retirement, Lynden, WA

Bellingham Herald

'Echoes of War' serial delves into Bellingham's connection to Civil War mystery

Janet Oakley of Bellingham wrote the first chaper of "Echoes of War: Mystery of the missing Confederate treasure in Whatcom County."

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Related Topix: Bellingham, WA, Lynden, WA, Western Washington University, University of Washington

Bellingham Herald

Civic Agenda: Whatcom County coordinates water resources effort

Every citizen of Whatcom County acknowledges the importance of water; from drinking it, irrigating crops, harvesting shellfish, providing animal and fishery habitat and for recreation.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Natural Disasters, Flood

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Bellingham Herald

Official: Bellingham rail traffic from coal terminal still an issue

More than two years after raising the concern, city officials still don't know whether an extra railroad track would be built along Boulevard Park and the waterfront to accommodate additional trains for a proposed coal terminal at Cherry Point.

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Related Topix: Bellingham, WA

Bellingham Herald

Longtime Bellingham auto mechanic ready to retire

Owner Ian Rumford, 72, at Northwest Auto & Electric in Bellingham Wednesday, July 16, 2014.

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Related Topix: Bellingham, WA

Bellingham Herald

North Whatcom County roads to be chip sealed week of July 21

Drivers are advised to take alternate routes Monday, July 21, through Thursday, July 24, when crews chip seal several Whatcom County roads.

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Related Topix: Lynden, WA

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