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Cascade Mall gunman confesses to killing five people, according to police

Authorities say the gunman in the deadly Cascade Mall shooting on Friday, Sept. 23, took less than a minute to shoot all five victims before he left the store and fled in a car.

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Should Whatcom County ban crude oil exports?

People can give Whatcom County officials their thoughts during two public hearings Tuesday, Sept. 27, on a temporary policy to not allow new applications or permits for unrefined fossil fuel shipments through Cherry Point. The Whatcom County Council will take input on a 60-day emergency moratorium on applications and permits for expanded shipment of unrefined fossil fuels that was passed on Aug. 9, as well as on an interim moratorium that would extend the policy another six months.

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Calendar aims to avoid conflicts among local events, festivals

Hoping to avoid conflicts among local events and to help share scheduling information, the Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce & Industry is offering a new web-based calendar for local use by organizations that host festivals, sports competitions and the like. WhatCalendar.com and BhamEvent.com both direct users to the same site. There’s a form to complete and the event will be reviewed before publication, said Guy Occhiogrosso, president/CEO of the local business group.

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Whatcom County could ask Trump to pay fraction of $306K Lynden rally security costs

Whatcom County Council could ask Donald Trump’s campaign to reimburse the costs of providing security for the Republican presidential candidate’s May 7 rally in Lynden. The council will consider a resolution Tuesday, Sept. 27, that if approved would result in letters being sent to Trump’s national and state campaign, asking to reimburse at least $53,000 in costs to Whatcom County.

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Photos from shooting at Cascade Mall in Burlington

Arcan Cetin is suspected of opening fire in a Macy's department store at Cascade Mall in Burlington opened fire Friday night, Sept. 23, killing a man and four females ranging from a teenager to a senior citizen. Cetin was arrested Saturday evening after a nearly 24-hour manhunt,

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Cascade Mall shooting suspect makes first appearance in court

Arcan Cetin, the 20-year-old suspect in the deadly shooting at Cascade Mall in Burlington, makes his first appearance in Skagit County Superior Court on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. Five people died in the shooting last Friday night.
Philip A. Dwyer pdwyer@bellinghamherald.com
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Cascade Mall shooting suspect makes first appearance in court

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