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February 24, 2014 at 6:30 AM

Monday Memo: Bike politics … Air commute … Killed by own car

Bicycle organization making changes. The Cascade Bicycle Club is reinventing itself and moving away from politics after years of turmoil. The club, one of the oldest and biggest in the nation, has new leadership and plans for new offices. Kirkland gondolas? We’re trying to imagine how this might become reality. Because of commute woes…


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February 23, 2014 at 9:36 PM

Deluge of snow in Bellingham area prompts school closures

All Whatcom County public schools will be closed Monday, and countless travelers remain stranded after at least a foot of snow blanketed the Bellingham area in a 24-hour period. Several community colleges announced class cancellations and Western Washington University was to open at 10 a.m., which is two hours late. Law-enforcement officials blame the slick weather conditions…


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February 10, 2014 at 6:12 AM

Fireworks blamed for Bellingham fire

BELLINGHAM (AP) — Investigators believe a fire that destroyed a century-old building on the Bellingham waterfront was started by fireworks. Witnesses reported seeing gold-color aerial fireworks before a grass fire Saturday night that spread to the Reid Boiler Works Building. The Bellingham Herald reports flames ripped through the vacant wood and sheet-metal building. Four generations of the Reid…


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January 13, 2014 at 1:34 PM

Boy, 16, accused of attempted murder in Bellingham

The Associated Press BELLINGHAM — A 16-year-old boy accused of forcing his way into a Bellingham home and beating and choking a woman into unconsciousness told police he was high on marijuana and mushrooms at the time. When the 44-year-old woman regained consciousness Saturday morning the attacker was gone. Police found a pair of pants in the…


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January 8, 2014 at 12:12 PM

Marine life declining at bottom of Bellingham Bay

OLYMPIA (AP) — It hasn’t been such an easy life for some tiny creatures living in the mud at the bottom of Bellingham Bay. A new state report released Wednesday finds that sediment-dwelling critters such as clams, snails, sea stars and crabs are showing signs of stress and that the bay’s sediment quality is declining. The…


0 Comments | More in Environment, General news | Topics: bellingham, creatures, seabed

December 26, 2013 at 9:07 AM

$12M contract for 2 new King County water taxis

BELLINGHAM (AP) — The All American Marine shipyard in Bellingham has won a $12 million contract from King County to build two new water taxis. The 250-passenger catamarans will replace two smaller leased vessels on routes between downtown Seattle and West Seattle and Vashon Island. The Bellingham Herald reports the first ferry should be completed…


0 Comments | More in Business/Technology, General news | Topics: bellingham, builing new ones, water taxis

December 16, 2013 at 5:30 PM

Bellingham assault victim dies; suspect sought

The Associated Press BELLINGHAM — Police say a man seriously injured in a weekend assault at a motel has died. Police identified the victim who died Monday as 33-year-old Ike Scarborough. An autopsy is planned Tuesday. The victim suffered severe head injuries. Lt. Rick Sucee says a suspect in the Sunday assault at the Aloha Motel is now…


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November 5, 2013 at 10:15 AM

Bellingham fugitive arrested in Alaska

The Associated Press JUNEAU, Alaska — Police in Juneau have arrested a man wanted in Washington state. Police just before 8 p.m. Sunday were called to the Driftwood Hotel to provide help in removing five intoxicated people from a room. Police arrested 49-year-old Russell Bond when officers learned he was wanted on a warrant from Bellingham. He remained in…


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October 17, 2013 at 5:26 PM

Bellingham police arrest WWU student in melee

BELLINGHAM — Bellingham police have arrested a Western Washington University student in connection with last weekend’s off-campus riot. Police say the 19-year-old, who lives on campus, was booked into Whatcom County Jail for riot, failure to disperse and interfering with a street sign. Three non-students were arrested earlier in the week. Police squad cars were damaged,…


0 Comments | More in Education, General news, The Blotter | Topics: bellingham, riot

October 17, 2013 at 11:24 AM

Bellingham ‘party patrols’ to increase following weekend riot

Authorities in Bellingham will band together to increase ‘party patrols’ over the next few weeks after a party turned into a riot last weekend. The patrols will include officers from the Bellingham Police Department, police from Western Washington University and Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office and will focus on residential areas of Bellingham. Police will use a “Party Bus” to…


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