Whatcom County

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Northwest E.Coli Cases: 2 Children Die, Boy Improving

Health officials and relatives say all three children tested positive for E. coli bacteria

CBS Seattle–09/11/2014

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Bellingham Man Killed Self With Pipe Bomb

The Whatcom County medical examiner says a man found dead Tuesday after a seven-hour police standoff in Bellingham was fatally injured by an accidental pipe bomb explosion.

CBS Seattle–06/13/2014

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Local Elections Have National Implications

In the airport city of SeaTac, a campaign backed by labor unions seeks to raise the minimum wage to $15 for many workers. In Whatcom County, an unprecedented amount of outside money is influencing an election that may shape whether the area becomes home to the largest coal shipping terminal on the West Coast.

CBS Seattle–11/04/2013

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Outside Money, Coal Shapes Whatcom Co. Races

Outside money is pouring into local elections in Whatcom County and may influence whether the area becomes home to the largest coal shipping terminal on the West Coast.

CBS Seattle–10/22/2013

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Man Rapes Preteen Girl, Forces Her To Get Abortion At Planned Parenthood

A man was sentenced to six years behind bars for raping a preteen girl and forcing her to get an abortion.

05/20/2013

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WWU Teaching Assistant Jailed In Shooting

A Western Washington University teaching assistant is accused of shooting another man in Bellingham.

CBS Seattle–05/14/2013

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Lottery For Speaking Time At Local Coal Port Hearings

No more paying people to stand in line to hold a spot to speak about a proposed coal export terminal near Ferndale. At some of the previous five meetings to gather public comment about the project, people were paid to stand in line for sign-up spots for speakers.

CBS Seattle–12/10/2012

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Hundreds Attend Spokane Hearing On Coal Exports

Environmentalists and business interests have been competing to pack public hearings on a proposed coal export terminal near Ferndale, eager to build up a record of comments for or against.

CBS Seattle–12/05/2012

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Wash. Fines BP $81,500 For Safety Violations

Washington state has fined BP more than $80,000 for safety violations at the oil giant’s Cherry Point refinery in Whatcom County.

08/30/2012

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