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What’s happening in Whatcom County for Sept. 16

Incoming freshmen students and their parents get help as they move into Buchanan Towers at Western Washington University on Sep. 17, 2011, in Bellingham.
Incoming freshmen students and their parents get help as they move into Buchanan Towers at Western Washington University on Sep. 17, 2011, in Bellingham. THE BELLINGHAM HERALD

Back to campus: Fall quarter at Western Washington University begins in just over a week, with an estimated 15,000 students returning to campus. That means this weekend, starting Friday, Sept. 18, thousands of college students will be moving into their residence halls.

Suds celebration

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COLIN DILTZ THE BELLINGHAM HERALD

Boundary Bay Brewery celebrates its 20th anniversary Wednesday, one of the highlights of Bellingham Beer Week. Check out recommended events each day and reviews of some of the notable beers being served.

Pro-coal tribe: While Lummi Nation locally fights a proposed coal terminal at Cherry Point, Crow Nation in Montana helped produce a series of videos about the benefits of mining coal that would head to Asia through Whatcom County.

Water events

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ANDY BRONSON THE BELLINGHAM HERALD

Whatcom Water Weeks continues Wednesday with a tour of Taylor Shellfish Farms. Upcoming events include Saturday’s Run With the Chums 5K and learning about various sustainable landscaping. Check out all the events here.

Green-car comparison: Wondering whether a hybrid or electric vehicle costs less to own? Nerdwallet does the work for you, providing a breakdown in 27 cities, including Seattle. The analysis also compares the cost of owning a gas-powered car.

Mom was wrong

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Experts say don’t make your bed in the morning. Leaving it messy is actually better for your health.

Video of the day

Couple get married on roller coaster at the Washington State Fair. Watch it here.

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What’s happening in Whatcom is a weekday feature of BellinghamHerald.com. Send tips to newsroom@bellinghamherald.com

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