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  • Bellingham Police release photo of assault suspect
    by lmurphy on April 18, 2019 at 12:07 AM

    4/17/2019 BELLINGHAM, Wash. — The Bellingham Police Department released two photos of a man who is suspected of assaulting an… The post Bellingham Police release photo of assault suspect appeared first on 790 KGMI. […]

  • Fitness the Ferndale way
    by Brent Lindquist on April 17, 2019 at 11:34 PM

    The post Fitness the Ferndale way appeared first on Ferndale Record. […]

  • Woman taken to Harborview after officer-involved crash
    by Brent Lindquist on April 17, 2019 at 11:33 PM

    By Brent Lindquist brent@lyndentribune.com FERNDALE — A Ferndale woman remains at Harborview Medical Center after a Thursday crash involving a Ferndale police officer. Teresa Thompson, 64, was turning left onto Main Street near the Ferndale Walgreens in her 2016 Subaru Impreza when the patrol […]

  • Home sales cooling except for Bellingham
    by Brent Lindquist on April 17, 2019 at 11:33 PM

    Muljat: Market returning to more normalcy   WHATCOM — Home sale prices soared 14.1% higher in Bellingham in the first quarter of 2019, but were flat or lower in other areas of the county.   Also, frigid and snowy weather in February and early March put the freeze on the […]

  • Maddie Martin chosen Dairy Ambassador
    by Brent Lindquist on April 17, 2019 at 11:32 PM

    Alternates to NVHS student: Ferndale’s Ashley Archer, Lynden’s Alyssa Boersma By Calvin Bratt editor@lyndentribune.com   LYNDEN ­— Out of five contestants for the title, it was Maddie Martin of Nooksack Valley High School who wore the Whatcom County Dairy Ambassador […]

  • SB 5438 will cut off migrants from legal labor
    by Brent Lindquist on April 17, 2019 at 11:31 PM

      This is a guest column from Pam Lewison, agriculture policy research director in the Tri-Cities office of the Washington Policy Center. Learn more at www.washingtonpolicy.org.   As the debate over illegal immigration roars on, our state’s farmers and ranchers are using a […]

  • Bellewood is alive for Easter weekend action
    by Brent Lindquist on April 17, 2019 at 11:30 PM

      LAUREL — This weekend, Bellewood Acres offers an Easter egg hunt with prizes for children, photos with the Easter bunny, live entertainment, a petting zoo, face painting, pony rides and tractor train rides through the blossoming orchards.   It all happens from 10 a.m. to […]

  • City adopts program aimed at revitalization
    by Brent Lindquist on April 17, 2019 at 11:30 PM

    Qualifying developers will be exempt from initial city fees By Brent Lindquist brent@lyndentribune.com FERNDALE — The City of Ferndale is moving forward with a revitalization program intended to bolster Ferndale’s downtown corridor. “The program is intended to do a shot in the arm […]

  • Council approves mayor salary bump
    by Brent Lindquist on April 17, 2019 at 11:29 PM

    Suggested per-meeting increase in council salaries voted down By Brent Lindquist brent@lyndentribune.com FERNDALE — In a split vote, the Ferndale City Council voted to raise the salary of Ferndale’s mayor by $900 per month Monday night following a lengthy discussion on the explicit […]

  • Sen. Ericksen now also an agent for Cambodia
    by Brent Lindquist on April 17, 2019 at 11:27 PM

    He and partner have formed company, will receive $250,000 to boost relations with U.S. By Calvin Bratt editor@lyndentribune.com   WHATCOM ­— State Sen. Doug Ericksen has formed a limited liability company and registered to be a representative of the government of Cambodia for […]

  • Robert “Bob” Johns Harlan
    by The Northern Light on April 17, 2019 at 10:21 PM

    06/14/1925 – 04/09/2019 Bob was born in Bellingham to William and Effie (Johns) Harlan. He graduated from Bellingham High School. On June 24, 1951 he was married to Florence Lucille Cox and together they had three children. He retired from Canteen Service Inc. after 30 years. Bob was a […]

  • Crossword puzzle answers: April 18-24
    by The Northern Light on April 17, 2019 at 10:18 PM

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  • Blaine Police Department reports: April 7-10, 2019
    by The Northern Light on April 17, 2019 at 10:08 PM

    April 7, 1:37 a.m.: Officers responded to a reported residential alarm on D Street. Officers arrived and spoke with a resident who advised a guest left and they couldn’t reset the alarm in time, triggering an alert which required Law Enforcement response. April 7, 3:07 p.m.: Persons reported […]

  • Letters to the Editor: April 18-24
    by The Northern Light on April 17, 2019 at 10:02 PM

    The Editor: I generally enjoy the newspaper. I just don’t get it sometimes, though. The latest issue has a half page photo on the cover, a headline: “Big turn-out …” The caption below tells the date of the event and that it was run at different distances. Nowhere else in […]

  • City of Blaine hires a new public defender
    by The Northern Light on April 17, 2019 at 10:01 PM

    By Jami Makan The city of Blaine has hired a new public defender to provide legal representation for indigent criminal defendants. The city has hired the Law Offices of Ziad Youssef, PLLC a.k.a. North County Public Defense for the remainder of 2019, with an option to extend an additional two years […]

  • Birch Bay the most tax-friendly place in Washington for retirees
    by The Northern Light on April 17, 2019 at 10:00 PM

    By Jami Makan Birch Bay is number one in Washington in retirement tax friendliness, according to a study by SmartAsset, a financial technology company that provides personal finance advice on the web. East Port Orchard, Wollochet, Lake Stickney, Brier, Bothell East, Maplewood, Sedro-Woolley, Sudden […]

  • Project Kneaded Dough fundraiser supporting family in need
    by The Northern Light on April 17, 2019 at 9:59 PM

    By Aly Siemion During the month of April, Avenue Bread will donate 25 cents of every loaf of bread sold to Animals as Natural Therapy (ANT). Avenue Bread’s closest location is at 444 Front Street, Lynden, but it also boasts participating locations in downtown Bellingham, the separate James […]

  • Financial literacy class coming to Blaine next month
    by The Northern Light on April 17, 2019 at 9:59 PM

    By Jami Makan A financial literacy class aimed at individuals with low to moderate incomes is coming to Blaine next month. Topics to be covered include goal-setting, budgeting, debt, credit, insurance, consumerism, home ownership and retirement planning. The class is being organized by The Whatcom […]

  • Traffic safety: how drivers should use center turn lanes
    by The Northern Light on April 17, 2019 at 9:58 PM

    By Doug Dahl Q: Is it legal to use the center turn lane as an on-ramp to merge into traffic? A: Yes, it is. I’ll get to the legal reference in a moment, but first let’s think about what that means. Drivers traveling in both directions on a roadway can legally use the center turn […]

  • Track teams finish in middle of the pack at weekend invite
    by The Northern Light on April 17, 2019 at 9:57 PM

    By Oliver Lazenby Blaine boys track and field placed 11th out of 18 teams and the girls placed 11th out of 20 at the Mountlake Terrace invite on April 13, at Edmonds Woodway Stadium. Elee Faulkner led the teams, winning the 300-meter hurdles in 50.92 seconds. Cassidy Condos placed fifth in pole […]

  • Whatcom County audit of sexual assault services shows lack of resources, follow-up
    by Ian Haupt on April 17, 2019 at 9:40 PM

    Illustration by Cole Sandhofer By Lauren Gallup A team of agencies within Whatcom County released an audit last month on how sexual assault cases are handled across the county. The audit focused on how service providers can better support survivors of sexual assault. The Bellingham-Whatcom County […]

  • Island County Sheriff asks for public’s help in finding missing woman
    by Joe Teehan on April 17, 2019 at 7:21 PM

    Woman with mental health issues was last seen in Sedro Woolley and Bellingham The post Island County Sheriff asks for public’s help in finding missing woman appeared first on 790 KGMI. […]

  • Tulips are back in town
    by Audra Anderson on April 17, 2019 at 5:05 PM

      A girl walks through field after picking a tulip at the Roozengaarde during the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival Friday April 12, 2019 // Photo by Zachary Jimenez By Grace McCarthy Two farmers who nurtured tulip bulbs for over 36 years in Skagit Valley will once again share [...] The post Tulips […]

  • Legislature votes to adopt another payroll tax
    by jhazel on April 17, 2019 at 4:39 PM

    In addition to Medicare, Social Security, and Paid Family Leave, Washington employees would see a Long Term Care deduction on paychecks The post Legislature votes to adopt another payroll tax appeared first on 790 KGMI. […]

  • Seattle will host Sesame Street stars for summer tour
    by jhazel on April 17, 2019 at 3:57 PM

    Elmo, Big Bird, and the whole gang will travel with the Sesame Workshop to Seattle for a weekend of family-friendly activities The post Seattle will host Sesame Street stars for summer tour appeared first on 790 KGMI. […]

  • Anacortes Ferry users invited to public meeting
    by jhazel on April 17, 2019 at 3:39 PM

    WSDOT plans a price increase on ferry tickets and several other changes as they sail toward the 2040 Long Range Plan The post Anacortes Ferry users invited to public meeting appeared first on 790 KGMI. […]

  • Man wanted for brutal Camano murder found dead
    by jhazel on April 17, 2019 at 2:56 PM

    Investigators take one year to identify Jacob Gonzales after his body was found in Northern California in April 2018 The post Man wanted for brutal Camano murder found dead appeared first on 790 KGMI. […]

  • LEGALS- APRIL 17, 2019
    by JSeverson on April 17, 2019 at 2:40 PM

    FERNDALE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The City of Ferndale Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to consider the proposed zoning text amendments described below. Pursuant to Section 14.15.050 of the Ferndale Municipal Code the following notice is provided to inform the community of the pending […]

  • Police stop horde of distracted and impaired drivers
    by jhazel on April 17, 2019 at 2:22 PM

    More DUI arrests have been made than days of the year according to Bellingham Police The post Police stop horde of distracted and impaired drivers appeared first on 790 KGMI. […]

  • Small farms flourish in Whatcom County
    by jhazel on April 17, 2019 at 1:11 PM

    Data covering 2012-2017 shows a sharp increase of farms under ten acres, though total acreage used in Whatcom County declines The post Small farms flourish in Whatcom County appeared first on 790 KGMI. […]

  • Kent Police seek two suspects in possible carjacking-murder
    by jhazel on April 17, 2019 at 12:46 PM

    King County man Jared Sperling is found dead in the back of a pickup truck The post Kent Police seek two suspects in possible carjacking-murder appeared first on 790 KGMI. […]

  • Keep track of what’s happening in Bellingham’s vibrant bar and restaurant scene
    by ehamann on April 17, 2019 at 12:38 PM

    Things are happening quickly in Bellingham. Here are some of the changes that have taken place or been announced in the past six months. Now Open 1. Southside bar opened at 1323 11th St., in Fairhaven at the beginning of April. 2. El Rey opened at 2527 Meridian St. in March. The Central […]

  • Dead man from Baker Lake killing identified
    by jhazel on April 17, 2019 at 12:15 PM

    Murder suspect tells deputies that he was fighting back against 28-year-old Mark Stebakov of Arlington The post Dead man from Baker Lake killing identified appeared first on 790 KGMI. […]

  • Local couple arrested for allegedly endangering children with access to heroin
    on April 17, 2019 at 12:00 PM

    A local couple were arrested Sunday for allegedly endangering two minor children by having them in a house in the Alderwood neighborhood where they were within reach of heroin and … Click to Continue » […]

  • Man wanted for murder arrested while trying to cross the Canadian border
    on April 17, 2019 at 12:00 PM

    A Kent man accused of fatally shooting another man and leaving his body in an abandoned field in Auburn in late March was arrested late Saturday night while trying to … Click to Continue » […]

  • Limits on these salmon will affect local fisheries this summer
    on April 17, 2019 at 12:00 PM

    State fisheries managers are again setting limits on Nooksack River chinook because of projected low returns, according to a statement issued Tuesday by the Department of Fish and Wildlife. Closures … Click to Continue » […]

  • Peoples Bank makes new hires
    by ehamann on April 17, 2019 at 11:16 AM

    Peoples Bank recently appointed five new commercial banking officers. Jonathan Ensch was hired as a senior vice president and commercial banking officer at the downtown Bellingham office. Previously, Ensch was at Washington Federal. He has 15 years of experience in the banking industry, and focuses […]

  • A look at Jordan Peele’s “Us.”
    by Emily Erskine on April 17, 2019 at 12:51 AM

    Illustration by Shannon DeLurio By Emily Feek Jordan Peele’s “Us,” was a hit in the box office, and it’s no wonder, considering the success of it’s 2017 predecessor, “Get Out.” While “Get Out” was a notable combination of commentary and […]

  • Police release identity of man reportedly killed by friend near Baker Lake
    on April 16, 2019 at 10:52 PM

    The man who reportedly was killed Saturday, April 13, by a friend while camping near Baker Lake has been identified as 28-year-old Mark Stebakov of Arlington, according to a press … Click to Continue » […]

  • Woman hurt in crash with Ferndale police officer ‘has a very long road ahead of her’
    on April 16, 2019 at 7:39 PM

    The 64-year-old Ferndale woman who was injured and airlifted to Seattle following Thursday’s collision involving a police officer who reportedly ran a red light continues to recover after having five … Click to Continue » […]

  • Here’s when you can drive across the North Cascades again
    on April 16, 2019 at 12:00 PM

    It’ll be easier to get to Central Washington — especially to some hiking trails and the Methow Valley cities of Winthrop and Twisp — after the scenic North Cascades Highway … Click to Continue » […]

  • Their efforts touched her, and now Ginsburg will wear the Riveters’ gift on the bench
    on April 16, 2019 at 12:00 PM

    This year’s final session of the U.S. Supreme Court will hold special significance for members of a local political group who collectively knitted a golden lace collar that Justice Ruth … Click to Continue » […]

  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg acknowledges Riveters Collective gift collar
    on April 16, 2019 at 12:00 PM

    Eowyn Savela reads a note from U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg acknowledging a golden lace collar knitted for her by the Bellingham-area residents of the Riveters Collective, a progressive political organization. … Click to Continue » […]

  • Review finds Bellingham police acted appropriately in shooting, video footage released
    on April 16, 2019 at 12:17 AM

    Bellingham police officers involved in a deadly force incident in late December 2018 at Arroyo Park where they shot an oncoming suspect acted appropriately, according to a City of Bellingham … Click to Continue » […]

  • Guest Editorial: Obsession, Expectation and Disappointment
    by Julia Berkman on April 16, 2019 at 12:10 AM

    Western and its diversity problem, as told by a professor who’s been here since 1997 An obsession, according to Merriam-Webster, is characterized by “a persistent disturbing preoccupation with an often unreasonable idea or feeling a state in which someone thinks about someone or […]

  • Police release bodycam footage of shooting in Arroyo Park
    on April 15, 2019 at 11:57 PM

    Bellingham Police Department bodycam footage shows the search for and arrest of a machete-wielding man in Arroyo Park in Bellingham, Wash., on Dec. 23, 2018. … Click to Continue » […]

  • $1 million bail set for man accused of killing friend with machete at Baker Lake
    on April 15, 2019 at 11:02 PM

    Bail was maintained at $1 million for the Arlington man accused of murdering his friend at a rural campsite near Baker Lake over the weekend. Alexander Vanags, 29, is facing … Click to Continue » […]

  • Rollover crash blocks Interstate 5 on-ramp near Meridian Street
    on April 15, 2019 at 6:34 PM

    The northbound Interstate 5 on-ramp from Meridian Street is closed due to a two-car collision just after 11 a.m. Monday, according to the Washington State Patrol and emergency radio traffic. … Click to Continue » […]

  • Whatcom Community College seeking employers, for upcoming job fair
    by ehamann on April 15, 2019 at 12:19 PM

    A job fair is coming to Whatcom Community College’s campus later this month. WCC is holding a job fair from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on April 25 at the Pavilion and Student Recreation Center. The event is free for jobseekers. The registration fee for employers looking to recruit new employees is $150, […]

  • Bellingham Chamber to hold seminar on phishing, web security
    by ehamann on April 15, 2019 at 12:18 PM

    Phishing, spoofing, spam and viruses are one of the biggest threats to a company’s data. An event this week is teaching businesses how to train their staff to avoid falling victim to these schemes. The Bellingham Regional Chamber of Commerce is hosting NW TEchnology CEO Ryan Oord, who will […]