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Ballot return rate now tops 50%

  WHATCOM ­— Return of ballots in the county is now well over half of the total sent out.   Exactly a week before the Nov. 3 general election, the rate of return stood at ...

Last-minute registration to vote now must be in-person

Auditor’s Office is open for six hours Saturday   WHATCOM — If you are still completing or updating a voter registration, you will need to do so now in-person in the county ...

Winter shelter needs church, volunteer help

Goal is for overflow place to be open 13 weeks, varying by weather and number trends   BELLINGHAM — Lighthouse Mission Ministries will open an Overflow Shelter for men this winter ...

Asian giant hornet nest eradicated

However, more Whatcom nests are suspected and will be sought out By Calvin Bratt [email protected]   WHATCOM — After weeks of trapping and searching, Washington State Department ...

Signatures key to Washington voting

If the ballot signature doesn’t match what’s on file, the ‘challenge’ process begins Auditor’s staff gets expert WSP training on signatures By Brent Lindquist [email protected] ...