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Yellowish cloud leads to evacuation at Bellingham engine plant

BELLINGHAM - A mustard-colored chemical cloud inside an engine manufacturing plant in Belingham led to an evacuation of 140 employees and a large ...

Members of Whatcom County's hazardous materials team, the Specialized Emergency Response Program, wait for a two-man crew to return from inspecting a tank at the Yamato Engine Specialist site at on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, at 2020 E. Bakerview Rd.

Birch Bay child molester, 74, sentenced to prison for viewing porn

BIRCH BAY - A convicted child molester from Birch Bay must serve four years in prison after getting caught with hundreds of images of child pornography on his computer, a Superior Court judge has ruled.

Fairhaven sculpture, Whatcom crime book in the offing for fans of Northwest history

This is a great time of the year, with the start of school, early autumn leaves and, usually, wonderful weather. It's also a good time for history...


Fairhaven's Black Cat getting a major makeover

The new owners of The Black Cat have quite a remodeling job on their hands, but they hope customers will be pleased with the results.

Dominic Tino carries debris out of The Black Cat while doing renovations on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 in Bellingham, Wash.

Seasoned Lions preparing for another big year

LYNDEN - In one explanation of returning senior safety Lucas Petersen's maturation and understanding of the Lions defense, Lynden football coach ...

Lynden, the defending Class 2A state champions, practice Wednesday, Aug. 27, at Lynden High School.

Obama attends wedding of longtime personal chef

President Barack Obama set aside the pressures of the world's trouble spots on Saturday to assume the role of spectator for something more joyous: ...

This photo taken Jan. 1, 2014, shows President Barack Obama, right, and Sam Kass, Executive Director of Let’s Move! and Senior Policy Advisor for Nutrition Policy, eye the hole on the18th green at Mid-Pacific County Club in Kailua, Hawaii, during an Obama family vacation. Kass, someone Obama thinks of as family, is tying the knot Saturday evening, Aug. 30, 2014, with MSNBC host Alex Wagner in Westchester County, north of New York City, at a farm to table restaurant that's a favorite of both Kass and first lady Michelle Obama. The President, first lady and their daughters will be among the guests at the ceremony.
Letters to the Editor

Unhappy with GPT statements

I am thoroughly outraged by what Craig Cole, a businessman and profit-seeking proponent for Gateway Pacific Terminal, calls a "win-win solution" on The Bellingham Herald Opinion page Aug. 15! Permits for what I believe to be a toxic monstrosity out...