19 min ago
Guest: Why a WSU medical school would not address doctor shortage in rural areas
Read a guest column in favor of building a medical school at WSU at seati.ms/pro-wsu-med-school THE University of Washington School of Medicine created the WAMI program with the federal Washington-Alaska Regional Medical Program in 1971. One of its purposes was to address the physician shortage and distribution of doctors in four states.
18 hrs ago
Irate about barking, Bellingham man kills neighborhood dog
Bellingham police said a man who was upset about a barking dog in his neighborhood shot and killed a Corgi that belonged to a neighbor up the street. But police said he actually meant to shoot a dog at a different neighbor's house.
Mon Sep 15, 2014
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Oil by rail numbers are up in Washington state
BELLINGHAM, Ohio - The recent public concern and media attention on crude oil has been surprising to some of Whatcom County's first responders, as that and other hazardous materials have for decades traveled along local tracks.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
Doctors: Finding source unlikely in E. coli deaths
Investigators say they don't expect to find the specific sources of fatal strains of E. coli that killed two children in the Pacific Northwest and left a Washington boy fighting for his life. Dr. Paul Cieslak, medical director of the communicable disease section of the Oregon Health Authority, said Thursday they need at least twice as many cases to pin down a source, which might be tainted food, lake water, or contact with livestock.
Ferndale boat warehouse destroyed in 2-alarm fire
Investigators say a Whatcom County boat manufacturing warehouse is a total loss after fire swept through it Thursday night. Firefighters responded to the blaze, in the 5300 block of Labounty Drive in Ferndale, at about 8:45 p.m. after receiving reports of smoke and flames at the two-story warehouse.
Fri Sep 05, 2014
Granddaughter of Loretta Lynn to perform in Everett
Country music's living legend Loretta Lynn lived in Western Washington for about 15 years at the start of her rise to fame. Tayla, whose voice is similar to her "Memaw's," performs at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave., Everett.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
Back To The Cold War? A Seattleite's Anxious Return To Russia
During the Cold War, thousands of Soviet and U.S. fishermen worked together on the high seas of the Pacific Ocean, trawling by day and sharing Russian bread, vodka and off-color jokes in the evenings, while their governments maintained a posture of pure hostility toward each other.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
This Underground Trade Makes Wash. Detectives Crabby, Very Crabby
Detective Julie Cook from Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife recently solved a case she's been working on since 2012.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
Opportunity Council honors goals of 1964 Economic Opportunity Act
It is late January 2014 and Ed Smith is waiting in line inside the Bellingham Food Bank.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
GOP hopeful Celis wins primary, will take on U.S. Rep. DelBene
Republican Pedro Celis will move on to the November general election after edging out fellow Republican challenger Robert Sutherland by just shy of 1,000 votes in the August primary race for Washington's 1st Congressional District.
Whatcom unemployment rate rises slightly in July
The rate was 5.3 percent last month, up from 5.1 percent in June, according to data from the Washington State Employment Security Department.
Environmentalists vow to continue fight in Whatcom after Oregon coal terminal is rejected
A Burlington Northern Santa Fe engine pushes a train load of coal through Bellingham, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
Bellingham video store Film Is Truth will become nonprofit
With video rental stores disappearing across the U.S., one locally owned store is taking steps to ensure residents can access movie discs in Whatcom County.
Whatcom County Jail log for Aug. 16-17
The Whatcom County Sheriff's Office lists the following people as being booked into the Whatcom County Jail.
Thursday deadline to get your ducks for annual derby in Bellingham
People have through Thursday, Aug. 21, to secure their ducks for the annual Rubber Ducky Derby that benefits local nonprofit organizations.
Echoes of War: Mystery of a missing Confederate treasure in Whatcom County, Chapter 5
JoAnn Roe approaches the answer to the mystery in "Echoes of War" in the fifth chapter of the six-part serial work of historical fiction set in Whatcom County.