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Judge: Skagit County towns fail poor defendants’ rights
A federal judge has ruled that two Washington cities have systematically violated the rights of poor defendants to have legal representation.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Nearly 20 years later, Skagit development battle continues
It's a development that has been in the works for so long it would be preparing to graduate from high school next year.
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National Weather Service special weather statement
The National Weather Service released a special weather statement for unusually cold temperatures over the next week.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
Looking Back: The Sinking Of The Old I-90 Bridge
The Lacey V. Murrow Floating Bridge across Lake Washington lists and sinks while undergoing renovation in November 1990.
Sat Nov 23, 2013
List of Whatcom County u-cut, we-cut Christmas tree farms
Shopping for Christmas trees begins around Thanksgiving for most Whatcom County families, and here's our annual list of u-cut and we-cut farms in our area.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
Bigger, $1.2-million blood center in Bellingham to open in early 2014
When completed in 2014, the larger Puget Sound Blood Center in Bakerview Square will help meet a growing need for blood and, for the first time, allow people who want to donate platelets to be able to do so in Bellingham.
Tue Nov 19, 2013
In Joshua Safran's Memoir, Jack Kerouac Meets Edgar Allan Poe
Among the American contributions to world literature, perhaps least appreciated is the genre of automotive horror.
Mon Nov 18, 2013
Report: State trooper's death caused by multiple factors
The collision that resulted in the death of Washington State Patrol Trooper Sean O'Connell in Skagit County in May was a "tragic accident" caused by multiple factors, according to the State Patrol."
Detectives rule state trooper death an accident
State Patrol detectives determined that Trooper Sean O'Connell's May death in the line of duty in Skagit County was a sheer accident, caused by no particular factor, according to a Monday announcement.
Daily round-up: NYC tests single-sex education, Skagit County seeks...
Single-sex education re-emerges at public schools in New York City : A network of all-boys public charter schools is growing in New York City.
Sun Nov 17, 2013
New Bellingham craft distillery rolling out its first product
Co-owner Matt Howell makes vodka out of Skagit Valley potatoes at the Chuckanut Bay Distillery next to Boundary Bay Brewery in Bellingham Thursday morning, Nov 14, 2013.
Thu Nov 14, 2013
Whatcom Museum decks the halls for Christmas
Museums in Whatcom and Skagit counties are getting in the holiday spirit soon with seasonal displays and activities that draw on the nostalgia of Christmases past.
Tue Nov 12, 2013
Local farm workers head to Everett to testify to legislators
Farm workers from Whatcom and Skagit counties are heading to Everett Thursday to testify before a work session of the Washington State House Committee on Labor and Workforce Development.
Washington State Patrol: 2nd Sister Dies From Crash
The Washington State Patrol says the second of twin girls involved in a highway crash on Oct. 31 near Anacortes has died.
Mon Nov 11, 2013
Hunting and fishing trip a healing experience for Whatcom County veterans
Bellingham resident James Desterhouse, second from left, upper row, was one of five veterans from Whatcom County chosen to enjoy a free weekend of hunting and fishing in Eastern Washington in mid-October.
Fri Nov 08, 2013
Whatcom County Jail report for Nov. 7
The Whatcom County Sheriff's Office lists the following people as being booked into the Whatcom County Jail.
Thu Nov 07, 2013
Driver in fatal SR 20 crash that killed twin charged
Skagit County prosecutors have filed charges against the driver in connection with last Thursday's crash on SR 20 near Anacortes that killed a 17-year-old woman and injured her twin sister and friend.
Wed Nov 06, 2013
Volunteer firefighters sounding alarm over health care law
The new health care law could be endangering the jobs of those entrusted to keep us all safe.
Student in Burlington arrested after bomb threat
A 17-year-old Burlington-Edison High School student was arrested Monday and booked into the Skagit County juvenile detention center for investigation of felony harassment after an alleged bomb threat was made at the school.
Tue Nov 05, 2013
Whatcom County real estate sales jump in October
Last month 280 single-family homes and condominiums were sold, an 8.1 percent increase compared to September and up 15.7 percent from a year ago.