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Trump, Ryan fail to repeal Obamacare

President Donald Trump Friday afternoon called House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and asked him to pull the health care bill minutes ahead of a scheduled floor vote.

Politics & Government

Trump slams Nordstrom for treating daughter Ivanka ‘so unfairly’

Nordstrom said last week that it would stop selling Ivanka Trump’s brand this season, citing poor sales. The retailer had come under fire from the Grab Your Wallet campaign, a critic of the administration that is asking shoppers to boycott retailers that carry Ivanka Trump or Donald Trump goods. Trump’s tweet renewed questions about whether he’s using the presidential pulpit to sway business interests for himself or his family.

Local

Truck strikes Nooksack River bridge, unknown if damage is critical

Guide Meridian at the Nooksack River bridge south of Lynden remains open Monday, Sept. 12, after a northbound truck struck and bent one of the span’s crossbeams about 11 a.m. A state Department of Transportation crew has examined the bridge, but a decision on its stability is awaiting a bridge inspector, said Washington State Patrol Sgt. Mark Francis.

High School Football

Have injury concerns affected high school football participation in Whatcom County?

Despite nationwide headlines questioning the safety of the game the past few years, the 11 Whatcom County high school football programs listed a total of 536 players on their Week 1 varsity rosters, a 0.56 percent increase over the 533 players that were listed in 2015. Six schools – Bellingham, Blaine, Ferndale, Meridian, Mount Baker and Lummi – have larger rosters than they had a year ago.

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Remains of FV Bergen lifted out of Bellingham Bay

Global Diving and Salvage workers clean up remains of the FV Bergen from the rocky shore near Little Squalicum Beach on Tuesday, March 15, 2016. The boat drifted onto the rocks during last Thursday's windstorm.
Philip A. Dwyer The Bellingham Herald
Remains of FV Bergen lifted out of Bellingham Bay 0:35

Remains of FV Bergen lifted out of Bellingham Bay

Video: Family sees son's memorial sculpture for the first time 2:30

Video: Family sees son's memorial sculpture for the first time

Video: Teen swims 8 miles across Bellingham Bay 0:53

Video: Teen swims 8 miles across Bellingham Bay

'Dreamer' freed in Tacoma after 46 days in detention center 1:10

'Dreamer' freed in Tacoma after 46 days in detention center