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Pursuit in stolen U-Haul truck, then on foot into the hills

Suspect finally arrested: Maple Falls man, 34 By Calvin Bratt [email protected]   WHATCOM ­— A man in a stolen U-Haul truck and then on foot led pursuers on an hours-long ...

Three new members join fair board

Dairy cattle will join other stock in Jansen barn, kids area will be added next year By Brent Lindquist [email protected]   LYNDEN — Clayton Tjoelker, Mitchell Kornelis ...

Suspect with a long rap sheet arrested Nov. 19 in Acme area

Sassen-Vanelsloo is well known to law officers   WHATCOM — A narcotics dealer wanted by the Whatcom Gang and Drug Task Force was arrested Nov. 19 after being spotted in the Acme ...

Health department moves COVID testing to Lynden

Fairgrounds is the new out-of-weather spot WHATCOM — Low-barrier, community COVID-19 testing through the Whatcom County Health Department and Whatcom Unified Command will soon be ...

Election analysis, for President

Biden did better locally than Clinton did in 2016   WHATCOM ­— In voting for President also, the overall Democratic tip in the county was greater in 2020 than in 2016.   Democratic ...

Turkey Rebellion targets Inslee

Quickly called Saturday event rallies critics of COVID restrictions By Calvin Bratt [email protected]   WHATCOM — A Turkey Rebellion rally drew about 150 to the Phillips ...

Arts commission plans two more 2020 events

Remote painting class, yarn-bombing coming up By Brent Lindquist [email protected] FERNDALE — Even as December approaches, the Ferndale Arts Commission isn’t quite done with ...

Four-year trend is 42nd more Democratic

Election analysis: Lynden and Bellingham are extremes, Ferndale less so   WHATCOM ­— The 2020 general election was infused with a surge of new voters in the county, with most ...

Council budget vote set for Dec. 7

Budget for 2021 does not include layoffs By Brent Lindquist [email protected]   FERNDALE — City of Ferndale Finance Director Sirke Salminen crafts budgets conservatively, ...

County COVID rate now rising

Two-week tally of new cases may hit 90 in next week, well below state’s By Calvin Bratt [email protected]   WHATCOM ­— On Monday, the local COVID two-week infection ...