CDN Special Reports represent our newsroom's deepest dives into single subjects, going beyond daily headlines to focus our reporting, visual journalism and other story-telling tools in enterprising ways on topics of special interest. These are a team effort in CDN's newsroom, which is typically at work on one at all times. Check back here often to find our latest in-depth work, and feel free to suggest enterprise-reporting subjects at email@example.com.
Written by Ralph Schwartz // Edited by Audra Anderson and Ron Judd
An officer rapidly fired nine bullets at David Babcock's car February 2022 after he drove over the curb on a Sedro-Woolley road to avoid spike strips. One of the bullets struck Babcock, 51, in the back of the head. His family is convinced he didn’t have to die at the hands of police.
Written by CDN Staff
A review of what our newsroom reporters, editors and photographers consider to be the most memorable and important examples of 2022 work — a glimpse at a year in the life of people in a place we are proud to call home.
Written by Julia Lerner and Olivia Hobson // Edited by Audra Anderson
Flood: One year later is a multipart series exploring how the devastating November 2021 flooding changed the lives of Whatcom County and Skagit County residents, as well as bodies of government, over the past year. From farmers to mayors, the historic flooding led to economic challenges, developing plans for the future and preparative measures.
Written by Cassidy Hettesheimer // Edited by Meri-Jo Borzilleri
Title IX at 50 is a three-part series exploring and reporting on how the federal law has impacted and changed lives of Whatcom County women in sport over the past half-century. At times controversial, the legislation has gone a long way toward leveling the playing field for girls and women since its inception in 1972.