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July 10, 2014 at 7:35 AM

Lawn watering limit requested in Bellingham

BELLINGHAM (AP) — The city of Bellingham is asking residents to limit lawn watering to conserve drinking water this summer. Residents with odd-numbers addresses are asked to limit watering to Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Residents with even-number addresses are asked to water only on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. KGMI reports no one should water on…

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June 13, 2014 at 1:39 PM

Bellingham man in standoff died from bomb-blast injuries

The Associated Press BELLINGHAM — The Whatcom County medical examiner says a man found dead Tuesday after a seven-hour police standoff in Bellingham was fatally injured by an accidental pipe-bomb explosion. The autopsy Friday showed that 37-year-old Oleg P. Panchenko suffered injuries to his right wrist and right thigh that were not immediately life-threatening. But he refused…

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June 4, 2014 at 9:52 AM

Sex jokes shock mom at Bellingham school ceremony

BELLINGHAM (AP) — A drama-club adviser at Bellingham High School has apologized for an end-of-year awards ceremony that included profanity, off-color jokes and a sex toy as an award. In her apology, Teri Grimes took responsibility for inappropriate comments and actions and said it was not representative of the students. KOMO reports the district began…

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May 26, 2014 at 9:39 AM

Truck plows into 4 people, kills 1, in Bellingham

The Associated Press Police say a large pickup truck sped out of control in downtown Bellingham overnight, striking four people and killing one of them. Bellingham police say the 27-year-old driver veered onto a sidewalk before 2 a.m. Monday and hit three pedestrians. The three were believed to be in stable condition at a local hospital. The truck then…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: bellingham, suspected DUI

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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Comments | More in Morning Memo | Topics: bellingham, Kirkland gondolas, shooting death

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…

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