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Workers’ suit against Whatcom farm given class-action status

A U.S. District Court judge in Seattle has certified a class-action lawsuit on behalf of some 600 Mexican workers who have alleged labor abuses at a Whatcom County blueberry farm.


UPDATED: Thu., June 7, 2018, 7:33 p.m.

Lawsuit: Washington jail must provide addiction treatment

In a novel case that could have national implications, the Washington state chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union sued a county sheriff’s office to force it to provide opiate-withdrawal …


Woman who went over Racehorse Falls rescued after grabbing rock

Authorities say a woman who went over a small waterfall in northwestern Washington was able to grab a rock in the middle of the raging creek and was later rescued.


Father, baby die in Whatcom County crash; mother among injured

The Washington State Patrol says a father and his baby were killed in a three-vehicle crash on Mount Baker Highway and two others were seriously injured.


Whatcom County still waiting for money to pay for Trump for rally costs

Whatcom County still hasn’t heard back after asking then-presidential candidate Donald Trump to reimburse the county for security costs for a rally last year.


Editorial: Legislature must find water-well solution

People who purchased property under the old rules now face the prospect of not being able to build on it. Plummeting property values would also impact builders, lenders and county …


Whatcom County extends moratorium on crude oil exports

The Whatcom County Council has extended for six months a moratorium on shipments of unrefined fossil fuels out of the Cherry Point area.


Hearing for recall effort of state senator this week

A hearing for the effort to recall Sen. Doug Ericksen is set for this week before Whatcom Superior Court Judge Raquel Montoya-Lewis.


Residents look to recall senator on Trump transition team

A group of Whatcom County residents have started an effort to recall a state senator currently serving on President Donald Trump’s transition team.


Whatcom County considers vaping ban

Officials in Whatcom County in northwest Washington are considering banning vaping in certain areas.


Minor 3.2 earthquake rattles area east of Bellingham

A magnitude 3.2 quake rattled the area east of Bellingham Tuesday night.


Whatcom County puts 60-day moratorium on permits for new crude oil export facilities

The Whatcom County Council has temporarily banned new permit applications for projects that ship crude oil and other unrefined fossil fuels out of Cherry Point.


Tribal treaty sinks terminal plans

In denying the permit for Gateway Pacific, the Army Corps determined the project would have had an impact on the tribe’s treaty-protected fishing rights.