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3 days ago

Whatcom County taxpayers to spend 34 million on crumbling courthouse

Shoddy construction back in the 90s, means Whatcom County needs to spend up to 34 million dollars now to fix the County Courthouse.

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3 days ago

Information released regarding fatal Mount Vernon shooting

We now know the name of a Mount Vernon man who was shot and killed on Sunday. The Skagit County Coroner identified him as 22-year-old Faustino Morales.

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3 days ago

Lawmakers consider different approach to state funding of schools

The republican-controlled state senate is considering a different approach to the way the state pays for schools.

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3 days ago

Sumas man goes to prison for sexual abuse of a minor

The victim says she was molested over a period of years--from the age of four.

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3 days ago

The High School basketball playoffs are underway.

The Class 1A district basketball tournament continues tonight.

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3 days ago

Senate rejects reversal of transgender bathroom rule

Senate Bill 6443 failed by one vote, with 25 senators voting to reject the measure.

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3 days ago

Investigation into ferry captains burned by laser continues

One of two captains that had the laser shined at them reportedly suffered a damaged retina and a third-degree burn to his eyelid.

boeing

3 days ago

Boeing to cut commercial airplane workforce

Doug Alder, spokesman for the aerospace giant, said in a statement that the company would begin the reductions with executives and managers.

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3 days ago

Most Washington school levy, bond elections gaining voter OK

The bond elections in Sequim and Yelm would likely have passed if the state only required a simple majority for passage like school levies.

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3 days ago

Washington Senate takes a detour on school funding plan

The bill still requires a vote on the Senate floor before lawmakers can compare it with a completely different approach approved by the House last month.

Governor Jay Inslee

3 days ago

Acting secretary to Department of Transportation named

Roger Millar, who is currently the Deputy Secretary for the state Department of Transportation, would replace Lynn Peterson, who was ousted.

phone scam

4 days ago

Seattle scammers target nonprofit helping hearing impaired

Seattle police believe other nonprofit groups have been targeted in similar scams in Washington and Oregon.

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4 days ago

Judge: prosecutor’s text message is a public record

When asked for a comment, Lindquist says we can have open government and still respect constitutional privacy rights.

U.S. President Barack Obama addresses the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly at the U.N. headquarters, Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014. Obama told the United Nations amid a U.S.-led bombing campaign against Islamic State militants that he will build a coalition to "dismantle this network of death."

4 days ago

White House proposes cutting Hanford cleanup budget

Hanford for decades made plutonium for nuclear weapons.

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4 days ago

Law enforcement hold drill on Washington state ferry

The drills are scheduled to take place from 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. on a route in Puget Sound between Bainbridge and Seattle.

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4 days ago

Seattle transportation projects could get federal money

Sound Transit has previously won more than $1.3 billion in FTA light-rail grants.

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4 days ago

Judge throws out lawsuit against dredging

They filed suit in 2014, contending the dredging harmed salmon, steelhead and Pacific lamprey and was not economically justified.

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4 days ago

Driver veers into traffic, hits school bus

The Vancouver police traffic unit is investigating the cause of the crash.

Lake Whatcom, cable street, sunshine

4 days ago

Warmest February 9th ever recorded in Whatcom County

Yesterday was the warmest February 9th ever in recorded Whatcom County weather history.

bellingham high school

4 days ago

Local school districts celebrate following special election, levies pass with flying colors

Every district had a maintenance and operation levy on the special election ballot and they’re all passing by large margins.

Recent Headlines

15 hours ago in Local

Bus bursts into flames near Mt. Baker Ski Area

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The State Patrol confirms a bus heading to the ski area was fully engulfed in flames on SR 542 and that there were no injuries

1 day ago in Local

Senate passes bill that would give coal-fired power plant a sales tax break

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Supporters say the measure would help retain jobs, but critics say it's a corporate tax giveaway.

1 day ago in Local

House passes regulation of vapor products in Washington

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The bill would also create a set of standards and rules that retailers and distributors must follow, among other regulations like requiring school districts to ban use of vapor products on school buses.

1 day ago in Local

Everett police lieutenant fired for connection with drunk driving

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The lieutanant who had worked with the department for 25 years was deemed unfit for duty.

1 day ago in Local

Senate rejects constitutional amendment on tax increases

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Two-thirds vote is required to send the ballot for a public vote.