WHATCOM COUNTY NEWS BRIEFS: Jan. 31, 2024

Gonzaga University announced fall 2023 president’s, dean’s lists SPOKANE — The following local residents have earned placement on the Gonzaga University president’s list for ...

SR 542 reduced to single lane Thursday, Feb. 1 for bridge flushing near Glacier

GLACIER – State Route 542, also known as Mount Baker Highway, will be reduced to a single lane Thursday, Feb. 1, about three miles west of Glacier so that a bridge over the North ...

Letters to the Editor — Jan. 31, 2024

Letter: Birch Bay fire station ‘needs to be replaced’ Editor: I would like to start a conversation with our community about the service challenges we are facing at North Whatcom ...

Ferndale School District asks voters to support levy renewal

On Feb. 13, voters can decide whether to say yes to a four-year, $64M education programs & operations tax Staff Reports FERNDALE — On Feb. 13, voters in the Ferndale School District ...

Jazz music’ comes to Jansen Art Center

Local octet Bellingham Dixieland All-Stars to perform at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3 By Bill Helm Editor WHATCOM — Although a Ferndale resident, retired educator Bob Storms assembled ...

Community calendar for Jan. 31, 2024

Through Feb. 10 Gallery 7 Theatre presents Snowbound Gallery 7 Theatre will present Snowbound at the Abbotsford Community Arts Addition, at 2329 Crescent Way. Snowbound runs at 7:30 ...

Tribal members confront fentanyl crisis

Lummi Nation Chairman Anthony Hillaire: ‘This is the most devastating threat we have seen’ By Aspen Anderson Washington State Journal OLYMPIA — Tribal members in Washington State ...

Shift to even-year local elections proposed to boost voter turnout

By Aspen Anderson Washington State Journal  OLYMPIA — Low turnouts for local elections are leading some to advocate for moving those contests to even numbered years alongside national ...

Trump to stay on primary ballot

By Mary Murphy and Aspen Anderson  OLYMPIA — It was still dark outside when people with MAGA hats and anti-Trump signs gathered outside the entrance of the Thurston County Courthouse ...

Legislature to decide on high-speed pursuits

By Mary Murphy  Washington State Journal  OLYMPIA — A citizen initiative aimed at giving police wider discretion on when they engage in high-speed pursuits was forwarded to the ...