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Tractor procession honors longtime farmer Don McKay

Twenty-one tractors traveled Ferndale’s Paradise Road on Friday, July 29, in a procession to honor longtime farmer Don McKay, 74, who died July 4 unloading one of his antique tractors for a Fourth of July parade in Blaine.

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What will happen to this historic Bellingham mansion?

Built in 1926, the Eldridge family mansion overlooking Bellingham Bay is on the state and national registers of historic places. On the market for $2.2 million, the future of the house and the 2.2 acres it sits on are uncertain. It could be demolished to make room for more houses, but also might be preserved and converted to commercial use.

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Nooksack tribal police chief could face fines for not jailing court clerk

The Nooksack Tribal Court of Appeals has ordered the tribe’s police chief to hold a court clerk in jail until she files paperwork in a case involving attorneys fighting against disenrollment at the tribe. The chief has until Aug. 3 to explain why he should not be fined $1,000 per day for not holding the clerk as ordered by the court.

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Whatcom County might ban unrefined fossil fuel exports at Cherry Point

Whatcom County could try to prevent the export of crude oil and coal from Cherry Point, long home to the county’s heavy industry and, in recent years, the epicenter of community debate over environmental and economic issues. Labor leaders and environmental advocates weighed in on the potential impact on existing jobs. The matter will be studied by the county’s Planning Commission, which has until mid-January 2017 to report back to the Whatcom County Council.

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Future uncertain for Eldridge mansion in Bellingham

Owners Mike and Betty "Cis" Kennard have put their historic home on Eldridge Avenue up for sale, but the prime 2.2-acre site overlooking Bellingham Bay could be tempting to developers, even though its on the state and national registers of historic places. The Kennards filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in December 2013 to reorganize their finances, so any sale of the property would have to be approved in court.

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Learn the history of the tall ship Lady Washington while she's in Bellingham

The tall ship Lady Washington has a fascinating past that's profoundly connected to early U.S. history and development of the Pacific Northwest.
robert.mittendorf@bellinghamherald.com
Learn the history of the tall ship Lady Washington while she's in Bellingham 2:34

Learn the history of the tall ship Lady Washington while she's in Bellingham

Watch a tractor procession in memory of Ferndale man Don McKay 0:51

Watch a tractor procession in memory of Ferndale man Don McKay

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Future uncertain for Eldridge mansion in Bellingham

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Bellingham kids show their stuff at Children's Craft Fair

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