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Study: Bellingham, Blaine commercial fishing fleet plays big part in local economy

While Whatcom County’s economy has diversified in the past two decades, commercial fishing remains a significant contributor of jobs and revenue...

Bellingham commercial fisher Jim Farrar mends his sockeye net Friday, March 6, at Squalicum Harbor. A new study shows commercial fishing remains a significant part of the local economy, despite a bad sockeye salmon run in 2014. “Last year wasn’t bad, it was a disaster,” Farrar said. “This year, being fishermen, we are hopeful.”

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Business

Study: Bellingham, Blaine commercial fishing fleet plays big part in local economy

While Whatcom County’s economy has diversified in the past two decades, commercial fishing remains a significant contributor of jobs and revenue...

Bellingham commercial fisher Jim Farrar mends his sockeye net Friday, March 6, at Squalicum Harbor. A new study shows commercial fishing remains a significant part of the local economy, despite a bad sockeye salmon run in 2014. “Last year wasn’t bad, it was a disaster,” Farrar said. “This year, being fishermen, we are hopeful.”
Sports

Sehome bounces back, beats Mark Morris

Sehome coach AJ LaBree admitted he wasn’t sure how his Mariners would react to playing a 9 a.m. game less than 24 hours after their state-title...

Sehome’s Tanner Clark drives toward the basket as his teammate Elijah Andrushenko, right, sets a screen on Mark Morris’ Will Burghardt in a Class 2A State Tournament consolation game on Friday, March 6, at the Yakima Valley SunDome.
Entertainment

Movies: ‘Chappie’ among films opening in Bellingham this week

In the future, a police droid is stolen and given new programming that allows it to think and feel, setting up a conflict with authorities in “...

This image released by Columbia Pictures shows Dev Patel in a scene from "Chappie."
Letters to the Editor

Concerned about reasons for war on terror

It seems that whenever a representative of our government is interviewed about terrorist activity abroad, they never offer, nor are they asked, a particular and obvious question: Doesn’t our continuous bombing of Middle East targets motivate...

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