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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

Rebecca Xczar to run for Whatcom County Assessor

By Jami Makan Rebecca Xczar, a certified residential real estate appraiser and Ferndale City Council member, has announced that she is running to become Whatcom County … 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

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

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

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

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

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

Emergency preparedness: How do I start – before I get started?

Now that you have established what “emergency preparedness” is, and that there is a legitimate need for it – as suggested by emergency response entities and advocates worldwide … more

Birch Bay berm construction started Monday

After decades in the works, preparatory work on Birch Bay’s long awaited beach restoration project began this week. Whatcom County officials called it a rolling start: the contractor, Granite … more

Girl’s bake sale to support Birch Bay library

A young girl who loves reading books is holding a bake sale to raise money for a new library in Birch Bay. This year, Bailey Black, 10, has been riding her bike to the Whatcom County Library … more

WTA proposes changes to bus fares

The Whatcom Transportation Authority (WTA) could soon be changing its bus fares. The changes would affect the price of the 31-day pass, increasing from $25 to $30, and the 92-day pass, increasing … more

Community matches donor’s pledge

Members of the community responded generously to one Blaine resident’s fundraising challenge in support of the Blaine Boys and Girls clubhouse. In late September, an anonymous donor in … more

Blaine kidney donor hopes to spread awareness about living donation

A Blaine woman who plans to donate a kidney to her cousin is encouraging people to learn more about becoming living organ donors, a process that she said is not as scary as it sounds. Amy Ashby, … more
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