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Elections 2016

Voter Guide: Trump and Clinton duke it out over race

Hillary Clinton says "Donald Trump has built his campaign on prejudice and paranoia." Donald Trump accuses Hillary Clinton of "race-baiting." An already ugly campaign continues to get uglier.

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Bellingham sets record high temperature; cooler weekend ahead

A heat wave that’s sweeping Western Washington broke a temperature record for Bellingham on Thursday, Aug. 25., as a high of 85 degrees broke the mark of 83 set in 1958. Another hot day was forecast Friday, Aug. 26, with temperatures likely in the mid-80s, and a burn ban remains in effect.

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Defibrillator gives Bellingham man another chance

Marc Shaner had no idea he was going to have a heart attack until he collapsed after exercising at an athletic club. A big reason he is able to talk about the experience today is because a local business was prepared for the possibility.

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Bellingham Community Boating Center gets major rent reduction

The Bellingham Bay Community Boating Center will save about $9,000 a year in rent and could offer more programming with the savings approved earlier this month by the Port of Bellingham commission. The nonprofit educational center is based out of a building off 555 Harris Avenue in Fairhaven. It offers classes and rentals during the boating season, and year-round dry storage for non-motorized boats, including kayaks, canoes, small sailboats and the like.

National

Dog alerts family to teen trapped in hole

A 17-year-old was in life-threatening danger when he slipped from machinery he was using to dig a deep hole on family property. Chris Cooper said his dog Tuxx alerted him to his brother’s perilous situation and his life was saved by rescuers.

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Fire crews battle wildfire near Sumas in north Whatcom County

Whatcom County Sheriff's Office Deputy Director of Emergency Management John Gargett talks about efforts to contain a wildfire in north Whatcom County near Sumas on Thursday, Aug. 25.
Evan Abell The Bellingham Herald
Fire crews battle wildfire near Sumas in north Whatcom County 0:57

Fire crews battle wildfire near Sumas in north Whatcom County

Watch students return to the newly built Happy Valley Elementary School in Bellingham 1:39

Watch students return to the newly built Happy Valley Elementary School in Bellingham

Tacoma-born movie producer discusses shooting teen thriller in his hometown 1:52

Tacoma-born movie producer discusses shooting teen thriller in his hometown

Watch sentencing of Bellingham man found guilty of rape and domestic violence 4:02

Watch sentencing of Bellingham man found guilty of rape and domestic violence

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