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Charlotte Alden

Charlotte Alden

Staff Reporter

BREAKING NEWS

Woman sentenced to 34 years in prison for 2019 toddler death

Kamee Nicole Dixon handed down exceptional sentence
BUSINESS

SNAP Market Match program facing budgetary pressures

Match amount for program used at farmers markets to decrease
ELECTIONS

Larsen, Matthews likely to advance to Congressional general election

Preliminary results show Call in third, dimming hopes of a two-Democrat face-off
COMMUNITY

Brothers teach free swim lessons for low-income, foster youth

Teenagers founded nonprofit Life Jacket Mission in 2018
ENVIRONMENT

Solar power grant to lower energy costs for Ferndale nonprofits

Ferndale Food Bank, Whatcom Center for Early Learning recipients of grant
LAW & JUSTICE

Lynden tire shop owner arrested on suspicion of first-degree arson

July 16 fire destroyed Bolton Tire Pros
ELECTIONS

Follow the money: the 2022 primaries

Who's giving candidates their funds?
LAW & JUSTICE

Foothills neighborhood deputy program on pause

Injured deputies not back from leave; sheriff cites staffing issues
LOCAL

County Food System Plan will cover ‘everything from seed to sandwich’

Committee seeking public input on plan to improve food system
GOVERNMENT

US Senate unanimously passes Formula Act

Bill introduced by DelBene signed by president Friday
COMMUNITY

Blue Skies for Children makes little wishes come true

Nonprofit serves low-income, homeless, foster youth
GOVERNMENT

US House passes bill to eliminate tariffs on baby formula

Senate expected to take up issue as soon as next week
ELECTIONS

9 candidates challenge Larsen’s 22-year hold on congressional seat

Corporate campaign financing key difference among top candidates
HOUSING

Seniors picket in front of Eleanor Apartments over rent increases

'Beautiful apartments, but it doesn't make a difference if you can’t afford it'
PARKS & REC

Columbia Valley purchases its first park

Space will foster community, park commissioners say
TRANSPORTATION

Skagit Transit rolls out youth ride free program

Program allows transit agency to qualify for state dollars
HEALTH

'A well-thought-out Band-Aid': East County seeks adequate health care

Clinic would help patched-together East County health access
WTD

What’s the Deal With: The Blue Canyon Coal Mine company monument?

23 miners died after 1895 mine explosion
HISTORY

Good Time Girls lead candid, comical history tours

BellingHistory highlights ‘the good, the bad and the ugly’ of Fairhaven
BREAKING NEWS

Woman found guilty of homicide by abuse in 2019 death of toddler

Jury deadlocked on murder charge
HEALTH

East Whatcom navigates food insecurity: ‘We can’t do everything’

Food bank needs more funding from the county, director says
HEALTH

DelBene introduces bill to eliminate tariffs on imported baby formula

Move intended to lower formula costs as domestic plants ramp up production
LOCAL

Non-denominational group serves free dinners downtown

‘We’re not trying to convert people. We’re just trying to feed people’
EDUCATION

Locally filmed Juneteenth video premieres

Connect Ferndale shows 'I Am The Hope And The Dream' at Thursday event
LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Child care tax proposal moving to November ballot

Whatcom County measure praised, criticized at hearing
PARKS & REC

Longtime Whatcom County parks director to retire this month

Mike McFarlane focused on improving infrastructure of park facilities
EDUCATION

WWU celebrates first in-person spring graduation in 2 years

Students praised for persevering 'in the midst of turmoil'
LAW & JUSTICE

Bellingham rally calls for ‘common-sense’ gun laws

Protestors, state reps demand full assault-rifle ban in Washington
EDUCATION

‘This is the conversation starter’: Local organizations ready Juneteenth Video Project

Ferndale, Mount Baker school districts plan to show video in K-12 classrooms
HEALTH

Elevated biotoxin levels prompt local shellfish harvest closure

Clams, mussels, oysters, scallops impacted
PARKS & REC

B.C. side of Peace Arch Park remains closed until vax requirement lifts

Decision indicates requirement for parkgoers to meet border entry requirements, a departure from park precedent
LAW & JUSTICE

Supreme Court ruling limits ability to sue border patrol agents

Decision limits ability to sue border patrol agents over constitutional violations
HOUSING

Skagit County recently launched project to tackle homelessness

North Star Project development funded by federal aid
GOVERNMENT

Ferndale plans new civic building while ‘bursting at the seams’ in current City Hall

City hopes to turn over current City Hall to local nonprofits
GOVERNMENT

Finances, scope come into question at first open house on pedestrian plan

City seeking public feedback until July 1
WTD?

What’s the Deal With: The ‘mysterious’ Sehome Coal Mine?

Underground coal tunnels pose an issue for developers
COMMUNITY

Rebel Artists of Whatcom emphasize community, accessibility at Saturday market

Art market provides accessible vending for small businesses
BREAKING NEWS

Blaine Police arrest suspect following district lockdown

Juvenile male said he sent texts as ‘prank’
SKI TO SEA

Ski to Sea runs in the family for national kayak champion

Jonas Ecker returns for third Ski to Sea as nationally decorated paddler
LOCAL

Bellingham Food Bank serves most households in 40-year history

Whatcom County food banks juggle increased need, inflation, urban-rural divide
TRANSPORTATION

Historic Plover Ferry to reopen on May 27

Ferry reopening after two seasons of closure due to COVID-19 restrictions
COMMUNITY

Asian, Pacific Islander public officials talk representation at WWU panel

Panel part of speaker series for Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month
HEALTH

Whatcom parents scour shelves for scarce baby formula

Despite Abbott Nutrition plant reopening, formula may take 6–8 weeks to hit shelves
HEALTH

Whatcom County detects first case of avian influenza

Virus rarely infects humans; public health risk remains low