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Bellingham man's work on low-cost prosthetics becomes international effort

Ivan Owen's fascination with mechanical devices for the movies has changed his life in unexpected ways. Now he and hundreds of other volunteers are...

Ivan Owen works on low cost 3-D printed prosthetic hands in his Bellingham home, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. Owen is a member of e-NABLE, a collaborative online community that works on open source designs of prosthetic fingers and hands.

What's closed on Labor Day in Whatcom County

Government offices, banks and schools will be closed Monday, Sept. 1, for Labor Day, but most stores and restaurants will be open.

Rape charges dropped, reduced four months after Bellingham party

BELLINGHAM - Charges of first-degree rape and kidnapping against a Birch Bay teenager were dropped, and greatly reduced for a second young man from Bellingham, after the teenage girl involved stopped speaking with police.

Business

Pro-Russian rebels lower demands in peace talks

Pro-Russian rebels softened their demand for full independence Monday, saying they would respect Ukraine's sovereignty in exchange for autonomy &#...

Former Ukrainian president Leonid Kuchma walks out of a car in Minsk, Belarus, on Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. A so-called contact group meets for talks in Minsk, the Belarusian capital, to reach agreement on a cease-fire. The group, which last met in late July, includes representatives of Ukraine, Russia and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.
Sports

Mariners anxious to back-up last season's success

BELLINGHAM - There's a new buzz, a different feel throughout Sehome's preseason football practices that hasn't existed before.

The Mariners football team practices Friday, Aug. 29, at Sehome High School.
Entertainment

Glenn and Grant Donnellan, violinist brothers, to perform Sept. 3

Bellingham Music Club will launch its 2014-2015 season with two concerts featuring brother violinists Glenn and Grant Donnellan at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday...

Bellingham Music Club will launch its 2014-2015 season with two concerts featuring brother violinists Glenn and Grant Donnellan at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 119 Texas St. Admission is free.
Letters to the Editor

Unhappy with coal shipments

Despite all the fuss by BNSF Railroad about new routes and new sidings, moving huge tonnages of coal across Whatcom County to Bellingham Bay to be shipped to and burned in China is still, I believe, a terrible idea.

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