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Whatcom Unified Command status report for April 27

Whatcom Unified Command's daily Covid-19 status report for April 27 is available here. more

Covid-19 April 28 update

As of Tuesday, April 28, the Whatcom County Health Department is reporting 293 confirmed cases of Covid-19 to date in Whatcom County and 28 deaths. That's 13 new cases and one new death since the … more

State public lands, golf courses and fishing to reopen May 5

Washingtonians will soon have much more access to public lands, governor Jay Inslee said during a televised April 27 announcement to the public. Starting Tuesday, May 5, most state parks and public … more

Whatcom Unified Command status report for April 26

Whatcom Unified Command's daily COVID-19 status report for April 26 is available here. more

Q&A with district 42 candidate Dustin Gleaves

Dustin Gleaves is a Democrat who announced on April 6 that he is running for the District 42 – Position 1 seat in the state house of representatives in this year’s elections. Gleaves is … more

Small business emergency grant program gets additional $5 million

The Washington State Department of Commerce is making an extra $5 million in aid grants available to small businesses through its Working Washington Small Business emergency grant … more

Whatcom Unified Command status report for April 22

Find the full status report here.  more

Many summer events canceled following health department’s guidance

Hands Across the Border, Blaine’s Old Fashioned Fourth of July parade and fireworks, the Blaine Harbor Music Festival and many other summer events throughout Whatcom County have been canceled … more

City of Blaine prepares for steep drop in tax revenue

The city of Blaine is preparing for a significant shortfall in revenue following the sharp decline in economic activity and cross-border traffic caused by border restrictions, governor Inslee’s … more

Whatcom County Jail sees major population decrease

The Whatcom County Jail has seen a drastic decrease in its inmate population over the past several weeks. Between March 1 and April 20, the number of inmates dropped from 303 to 154 between the … more

Government officials planning next phase in virus battle

With new COVID-19 infections dropping, state and local governments are planning for the next stage of the pandemic – one in which some social distancing restrictions are eased while targeted … more

Wildbird Charity delivering more weekend meals to hungry kids

For almost two years, Wildbird Charity has been providing Whatcom County kids with bags of food to take home on weekends. But demand is growing during the coronavirus pandemic as many parents lose … more

BHS alum graduates from U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs

A member of the Blaine High School (BHS) Class of 2012 recently graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy, earning a bachelor of science degree in systems engineering – human … more

Bay Medical Clinic closing permanently on April 30

Bay Medical Clinic patients are reminded to contact the clinic as soon as possible before the clinic closes permanently on Thursday, April 30. Patients are urged to refill their prescriptions to … more

Blaine grandparents visit new Canadian grandson through chain-link fence

Blaine residents John and Sharon Andes recently visited with their new grandson through a chain-link fence, as a result of border restrictions that prevent the couple from crossing into Canada, where … more

Q&A with Blaine councilmember and district 42 candidate Alicia Rule

Alicia Rule is a Democrat running for the District 42 – Position 1 seat in the state house of representatives in this year’s elections. Rule is a Blaine city councilmember and has worked … more

Only a fraction of Whatcom businesses to receive state grants due to high demand

In Whatcom County, 752 businesses applied for Working Washington Small Business Emergency Grants before the Washington State Department of Commerce stopped accepting applications due to an … more

With weather improving, golf cart zones likely to become an issue, again

Q: I live in Birch Bay, and we have a mix of fast drivers trying to get to work and slow golf carts in no hurry at all on the same road. How do you drive in a golf cart zone? A: One bite at a … more

Field turf construction begins at BHS

Contractors started installing field turf at the Blaine High School football field on April 6, and the project is expected to finish this summer, in time for fall football. Though much … more

Teenagers injured in single-car collision

Two 19-year-olds, including one from Blaine, were injured and transported to PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center following a single-vehicle collision in the early morning hours of April 17. The … more
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