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Fatal single-car crash occurs near border crossing

A woman and her dog died in a single-vehicle collision on northbound I-5 near the Peace Arch border crossing on the morning of November 14. The collision occurred after the woman lost control of … more

B.C. woman’s death at boat launch found to be an accident

An elderly woman from B.C. was found dead in a vehicle that was fully submerged in water at the boat launch in Blaine Harbor. At about 7:20 a.m. on September 29, Blaine police officers responded … more

WSDOT study envisions ultra-high-speed transportation between Seattle, Vancouver

Anyone who has ever driven through Seattle is familiar with the daily congestion, made worse by rush hour or game day traffic. The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) released a … more

Federal investigation underway into CBP’s detentions of Iranian-Americans

A federal investigation into recent detentions of Iranian-American travelers in Blaine is underway, after members of Congress and civil rights groups expressed concern about the “extreme … more

Canada-U.S. border restrictions won’t be relaxed in the near term

In a report published today by The Canadian Press, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was quoted as saying that Canada-U.S. border restrictions won’t be relaxed in the near term. Trudeau … more

Coastal weather warning issued for Whatcom County

A coastal weather warning has been issued for Whatcom County by the Whatcom County Sheriff's Office (WCSO). The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a gale warning from 8:15 a.m. today … more

Girls wrestlers prep for biggest home meet

Blaine’s inexperienced girls wrestling team has learned a lot through the first half of the season and is looking to put its hard work to the test in the second half. The team is excited for … more

Seniors becoming more tech saavy

Technology is the future, and digital communication has opened many doors for people around the world. Although younger generations have grown up with technology at their fingers, Baby Boomers and … more

Southbound border crossings into Blaine down three percent from last year

In October 2019, the most recent month with available data, 645,299 people crossed the border southbound into Blaine. That’s about 3.3 percent less than the same month in 2018, when 667,505 … more

Whatcom Unified Command daily report, April 13

Whatcom Unified Command’s April 13 daily report showed 264 total confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Whatcom County and 23 deaths as a result from the respiratory illness. more

May is Older Americans Month. Volunteer your time and get involved!

Around the nation, older adults make their marks every day as volunteers, employees, employers, parents, grandparents, mentors and advocates. They offer their time, talents and experience to the … more

City of Blaine to spend $140,000 on new signage for visitors

The city of Blaine will spend up to $140,000 as part of a county-wide signage program intended to help tourists and visitors find their way to various attractions within the city. At their … more

Birch Bay resident calls for USPS collection box to be installed locally

A Birch Bay resident is calling for a U.S. Postal Service (USPS) collection box to be installed locally in order to prevent mail theft and make life easier for Birch Bay’s sizeable … more

Elderly woman found dead in submerged vehicle

An unidentified woman was found dead in a vehicle that was fully submerged in water at the boat launch in Blaine Harbor. At about 7:20 a.m. on September 29, the Blaine Police Department responded … more

Blaine pizza parlor introduces new name, new menu and lower prices

A local pizza restaurant known for its community service has relaunched with a new name, a new menu and lower prices. As of November 1, say goodbye to Pizza Factory and hello to Border Town Pizza, … more

Four suspects arrested for two late-night burglaries in Custer area

Four suspects were arrested and booked into Whatcom County Jail in relation to two burglaries that were committed during the early morning hours of December 3. Shortly after midnight on December … more

New pastor at Christ Community Church

Jordan Embree was installed as the new pastor of Christ Community Church (CCC) in Blaine during the morning church service on March 1. Embree succeeds the former pastor, Lon Graham, who accepted an … more

Mobile needle exchange helps curb spread of disease in Birch Bay

After a successful pilot program in Birch Bay and Maple Falls, the Whatcom County Health Department’s mobile needle exchange program is here to stay, and the county is working to expand its … more

School district sends replacement levy to voters

Though the state legislature met its Supreme Court-ordered obligation to fully fund basic education for public schools, the Blaine school district will ask voters to renew a four-year maintenance and … more

Primary voters must publicly declare their party affiliation

In the state’s upcoming presidential primary on Tuesday, March 10, people will be required to identify as either a Republican or a Democrat in order for their vote to be counted. Unlike in some … more
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