Whatcom County

Seattle Archdiocese Paying $1.2M To Settle Abuse CaseThe Seattle Archdiocese has agreed to pay $1.2 million to settle a lawsuit brought by a woman who said she was molested by a priest in the 1960s and '70s
Man Stabbed To Death At Whatcom County House PartyThe Whatcom County Sheriff says deputies responded to reports of the stabbing around 6:45 a.m., and found the 25-year-old McClellan bleeding extensively. He was dead when paramedics arrived.
7th Person In Washington To Catch Measles Is Whatcom ManState health officials say a Whatcom County man is the seventh person in Washington state to get the measles this year.
Northwest E.Coli Cases: 2 Children Die, Boy Improving Health officials and relatives say all three children tested positive for E. coli bacteria
Bellingham Man Killed Self With Pipe Bomb The Whatcom County medical examiner says a man found dead Tuesday after a seven-hour police standoff in Bellingham was fatally injured by an accidental pipe bomb explosion.
Local Elections Have National Implications In the airport city of SeaTac, a campaign backed by labor unions seeks to raise the minimum wage to $15 for many workers. In Whatcom County, an unprecedented amount of outside money is influencing an election that may shape whether the area becomes home to the largest coal shipping terminal on the West Coast.
Outside Money, Coal Shapes Whatcom Co. Races Outside money is pouring into local elections in Whatcom County and may influence whether the area becomes home to the largest coal shipping terminal on the West Coast.
Man Rapes Preteen Girl, Forces Her To Get Abortion At Planned ParenthoodA man was sentenced to six years behind bars for raping a preteen girl and forcing her to get an abortion.
WWU Teaching Assistant Jailed In ShootingA Western Washington University teaching assistant is accused of shooting another man in Bellingham.
Lottery For Speaking Time At Local Coal Port HearingsNo more paying people to stand in line to hold a spot to speak about a proposed coal export terminal near Ferndale. At some of the previous five meetings to gather public comment about the project, people were paid to stand in line for sign-up spots for speakers.
Hundreds Attend Spokane Hearing On Coal Exports Environmentalists and business interests have been competing to pack public hearings on a proposed coal export terminal near Ferndale, eager to build up a record of comments for or against.
Wash. Fines BP $81,500 For Safety Violations Washington state has fined BP more than $80,000 for safety violations at the oil giant's Cherry Point refinery in Whatcom County.