Bellingham Herald HEADLINES
BELLINGHAM - Western Washington University's provost and vice president of academic affairs has announced that she is resigning from the university in July.
BELLINGHAM - Fairhaven Festival organizers are willing to cede the title of "Eighth Leg of the Race" to the beer garden near Ski to Sea's finish line at Marine Park. The festival's own beer garden, on McKenzie Avenue between 10th and 11th streets, stands on its own.
A new plan for export of U.S. coal through a Canadian port is arousing some opposition north of the border.
If you want to know how the Nooksack River will be running for this year's Ski to Sea, wait until Saturday, May 25 - the day before the seven-leg relay race that covers about 93 miles from Mt. Baker Ski Area to Bellingham Bay.
A "strategic affiliation" between PeaceHealth, which operates Bellingham's only hospital, and UW Medicine announced Monday, May 20, has raised some concerns about secular hospitals doing business with religious health-care systems.
FERNDALE - City voters might not be asked to approve a gas tax after all. A Ferndale City Council member who voted in favor of putting a penny-per-gallon tax on the November ballot might change his vote when the council revisits the decision at its next meeting, on Monday, June 3.
LAUREL - It was a bittersweet day Monday, May 20, as staff and current and former students of Meridian High School watched demolition start on the school's nearly 100-year-old Old Main building.
Whatcom County residents will have several options to honor the men and women who have served their country on Monday, May 27, for Memorial Day. These ceremonies are open to the public and free to attend.
The state Department of Health has closed beaches in northern Whatcom County to recreational shellfish harvesting because of unsafe levels of the biotoxin that causes paralytic shellfish poisoning.
FERNDALE - The City Council raised the solid-waste utility tax from 12 to 12.5 percent on Monday, May 20, to help cover $1.05 million it has agreed to pay for construction of a new library west of City Hall. The tax hike takes effect in 2014.
Even as home prices are rising in Whatcom County, homes are still more affordable than they have been in years.
BELLINGHAM - The City Council has approved Ram Construction Co.'s $1.14 million bid for construction of a roundabout at the snarl of asphalt where State, Forest and Wharf streets link up with the Boulevard.
DEMING - Nooksack Tribal Chief Judge Raquel Montoya-Lewis has cleared the way for tribal officials to go ahead with plans to strip 306 people of their membership in the tribe, refusing to grant an injunction that would have blocked such a move.
BELLINGHAM - On a 5-2 vote, City Council has approved giving a local dance group a below-market rental rate for lease of retail space inside the city's Parkade on Commercial Street.
BLAINE - The two finalists for the city manager post will be in Blaine on Thursday, May 23, to meet the City Council, staff and the public.
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