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  • New passenger terminal at Paine Field ‘will be very inviting’

    When Paine Field was built in 1936, it was planned as a commercial passenger airport. But World War 2 changed those plans, and passenger flights were put on the backburner.

  • Review: The Meg: Cheesy, but Deadly

    The cornball factor in The Meg is off the charts, with dialogue so groan inducing that you could hear inadvertent laughs all through the screening where we finally met the great, great, GREAT White Shark. But the action, and some of the humor, is good enough to make this an entertaining summer breeze of a flick. Jason Stratham, as the deep sea diver Jonas Taylor, plays his usual perturbed, put upon character. He may also be the only action star […]

  • Warning to paddlers: Hot weather will see more people on the water

    SEATTLE, Wash. — The popularity of paddlesports can’t be denied. Just five years ago, one in 10 people in the U.S. took part in some form of paddle sport. Now, it’s one in four. Part of that is affordability. Paddleboards, kayaks, canoes and others are being sold at major retailers like Costco and Fred Meyer. This week is paddle safety week. It hopes to raise awareness about people on the water, and more ways to stay safe. For more on […]

  • More than 36 kids die in hot cars every year and July is usually the deadliest month

    Vehicular heatstroke. Hyperthermia. The devastating effects of a child being left in a hot car. It's every parent's unfathomable nightmare, yet it happens several times a year.

  • Brewery scene booming in Bellingham

    In just the last few years, there has been an explosion of breweries popping up in Bellingham, and many of them are now international award winners.

  • ‘This is the biggest redevelopment we’ve ever done,’ says Bellingham mayor

    People in Bellingham now have access to something they haven’t explored in more than 100 years: The downtown waterfront.

  • Wildfire in central Washington forces evacuations

    The tiny central Washington town of Vantage has been evacuated as crews battle a fast-moving wildfire.

  • ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp:’ Tiny heroes, big laughs

    Ant-Man and The Wasp is by far the funniest Marvel movie to date, at least if you judge it by the 9-year old giggling next to me throughout the film. I actually laughed out loud quite a bit too. Paul Rudd, as Scott Lang/Ant-Man, has a smooth comic charm, but those orbiting around him really bring the funny. His trio of cohorts and ex-cons, led by Michael Pena really shine, just like they did in the first film. In this […]

  • ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ unleashes monster mayhem

    If you take the idea of dinosaurs sharing the world with humans, it invariably lends itself to a horror movie.

  • Will the U.S. Open come back to Chambers Bay some day?

    The U.S. Open is underway at Shinnecock Hills in New York. This is also the third anniversary of the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay in Pierce County. The course and the county are still hoping the attract the major golf tournament back to Chambers Bay, and are continuing to make changes to the whole area to bring in visitors. “The U.S. Open was a great introduction of the course to the world and really put Pierce County on the world […]

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