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 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.
A man was sentenced to six years behind bars for raping a preteen girl and forcing her to get an abortion.
A Western Washington University teaching assistant is accused of shooting another man in Bellingham.
No 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.
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.
Washington state has fined BP more than $80,000 for safety violations at the oil giant’s Cherry Point refinery in Whatcom County.