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October 16, 2013 at 8:49 AM
BELLINGHAM (AP) — The landlord for a Bellingham apartment complex where a large party last weekend turned into a riot has given the names of tenants to investigators.
Hammer Properties owner Mike Hays also told The Bellingham Herald he’ll evict tenants who planned the block party. And, he’ll tack on a $500 fine for violating the lease at the Jersey Street apartments.
Hays says many residents are students at Western Washington University and their parents are co-signers. If evicted, they’ll have to keep paying rent until a new tenant moves in.
Officers broke up a Saturday night party in the courtyard of the apartments. But many partiers moved to a nearby park where the crowd grew and clashed with police.
May 27, 2013 at 5:12 PM
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November 13, 2012 at 10:36 AM
The Associated Press
The Washington Transportation Commission is naming two new ferries at its meeting Tuesday in Tacoma.
A three-member committee has been considering seven suggested names. They include Ivar Haglund and Tokitae. Haglund was the colorful founder of Ivar’s seafood chain. Tokitae is an orca better known as Lolita at the Miami Seaquarium.
Five other names follow the more traditional tribal names carried by most of the 23 state ferries on Puget Sound: Cowlitz, Hoquiam, Muckleshoot, Samish and Sammamish.
The seven-member commission votes on the committee recommendations to decide the names for two new 144-car ferries under construction.
November 29, 2011 at 10:53 AM
The top baby names in the state in 2010 were Sophia and Jacob, which have long been favorite names chosen by Washington parents.
Jacob was not only the top name in the state, but also nationally. While Sophia was tops in Washington, Isabella won the nation’s hearts.
Jacob has held the No. 1 spot for seven of the past 10 years. Overall, 44,247 boys were born in 2010 in Washington, and 416 were named Jacob.
The names for girls have varied, but just a bit. Four names have been in the top five for most of the decade: Olivia, Isabella, Emma and Emily. But Sophia has been one of the top four most popular names beginning in 2007. Overall, of the 42,233 girls born in 2010, 474 were named Sophia.
The top five boys’ names were Jacob, Alexander, Daniel, William and Ethan. As for girls, the 2010 favorites were Sophia, Olivia, Isabella, Emma and Ava.
This data is gathered by the Center for Health Statistics within the state Department of Health.
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