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Ferndale homeowners' stormwater fees to go up next year

FERNDALE - Homeowners will see increases to their stormwater bills starting at the end of the year, after the Ferndale City Council approves the rate hikes at its Monday, April 21, meeting.

Portage Bay shellfish areas again threatened with closure

Portage Bay is among 14 commercial shellfish growing areas in the state that could be closed to harvesting if fecal coliform pollution worsens, the Washington state Department of Health warned.

Walking tour of Bellingham waterfront park is April 23

BELLINGHAM - The city will offer a public tour of the proposed waterfront park, referred to as Cornwall Beach Park, at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 23.


Modern furniture store arrives in Bellingham

It's unusual to have a business start online and then expand into a brick-and-mortar store, but that's what's happening in downtown Bellingham.

Artist Sharon Kingston in her new furniture store Modern Classics in Bellingham, Wednesday morning,  April 15, 2014.  The store, across from 20th Century Bowling on North State Street, sells paintings made by Kingston as well as modern classic furniture.

Reigning 360 champ Carpenter ready for new Skagit Speedway season

Burlington native Kelsey Carpenter, 35, is no stranger to winning championships. Even before he captured the 360 Sprint Car season points championship...

A sprint car becomes a moving storage cart as driver Kelsey Carpenter and his brother Travis, right, carry tires, gas and other tools off the muddy track as rain forces a cancellation of the races Friday July 15, 2011 at the Deming Speedway in Deming.

Crash course on wedding dances offered at YWCA in Bellingham

Whether you're the bride and groom, in the wedding party, or simply a guest, this five-session class, starting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, and running through May 21 at the YWCA Ballroom, 1026 N. Forest St., will prepare you to shine on the reception...

Letters to the Editor

Concerned about trade partnership

I think of myself as conservative, but I agree with the letter in April 16's Bellingham Herald about the Trans-Pacific Partnership.