whatcom county

Washington Residents Rally Against County Decision-making
BELLINGHAM (AP) — Demonstrators gathered in Washington on Tuesday to raise awareness against County Council decisions they say threaten high-paying jobs, property values and farming.
The Bellingham Herald reports about 300 people gathered for the rally called, "Wake Up Whatcom County..…
ACLU Challenges Warrant for Pipeline Protest Facebook Data
BELLINGHAM  (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union is challenging a sheriff's search warrant in northwestern Washington that seeks private Facebook data as part of an investigation into a Dakota Access oil pipeline protest.
The ACLU in Seattle filed the motion Wednesday to quash the Whatcom County…
Border Traffic From Canada Similar to 2016 So Far
BELLINGHAM (AP) — Officials say border crossings into Whatcom County from Canada are starting off much as they did in 2016.
The Bellingham Herald reports that 848,791 people traveled south through the five Whatcom County border crossings in January...
Whatcom County Eyes Potential Vaping Ban
BELLINGHAM (AP) — Officials in Whatcom County in northwest Washington state are considering banning vaping in certain areas.
The Bellingham Herald reports that the County Council is looking at putting the same restrictions on e-cigarettes as traditional cigarettes...
Everson Sex Offender Sentenced for Sexting Teen Girl
EVERSON, Wash. (AP) — A Whatcom County sex offender charged with sending sexual text messages to a teen girl who lied about her age has been sentenced to two years in prison.
The Bellingham Herald reports 25-year-old Jonathan Richard Brouwer, of Everson, was sentenced after pleading guilty to c…
Races Heating Up For Election Day
SEATTLE (AP) — U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell is likely to clinch her third term in the U.S. Senate, while the race for one of Washington's redrawn congressional districts remains a toss-up.
Cantwell, a Democrat, has led Republican newcomer Michael Baumgartner in the polls and in fundraising sin…