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Bellingham Fire Department and Police Department vehicles (September 28, 2021). Photo courtesy of Bellingham Police Department

Bellingham Washington news feed

Bellingham Washington news feed

Below are the latest Whatcom News stories that affect people who live and/or work in and around Bellingham Washington.


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Washington state reports first confirmed case of monkeypox

“Despite the news of multiple cases nationwide, monkeypox is a very rare disease in the United States and the Washington resident who tested positive does not pose a public health risk.”

Photo of the seized 18' Bayliner containing duffel bags filled with methamphetamine (May 25, 2022). Photo courtesy of US Attorney's Office
Photo of the seized 18′ Bayliner containing duffel bags reportedly filled with methamphetamine crystals (May 25, 2022). Photo courtesy of US Attorney’s Office

Nearly 1,500 pounds of meth seized aboard boat by Bellingham CBP Air and Marine Operations

The man operating the boat said he was moving it for a friend and heading back to Canada.

Bodycam image of Bellingham Police Department officers making contact with a person who appeared passed out in a stolen car (March 25, 2022). Source: Bellingham Police Department
Bodycam image of Bellingham Police Department officers making contact with a person who appeared passed out in a stolen car (March 25, 2022). Source: Bellingham Police Department

Again, a driver found passed out in stolen car, tries to flee Bellingham Police, goes to jail

This incident occurred about 16 hours after a nearly identical incident, also in Bellingham.

Bellingham Police vehicle (October 9, 2016). Photo: Whatcom News
Bellingham Police vehicle (October 9, 2016). Photo: Whatcom News

Bellingham Police release details around shots fired incident at Barkley retail parking lot

Officers made the decision to break out the back window of the vehicle using a drag stabilized baton deployed from a less lethal platform.

Bellingham Police vehicle (October 9, 2016). Photo: Whatcom News
Bellingham Police vehicle (October 9, 2016). Photo: Whatcom News

Bellingham shoppers took cover after shots heard in parking lot, 1 arrested

According to witness reports, officers used less lethal means to stop a fleeing vehicle.

Power outage map (January 13, 2021). Source: Puget Sound Energy
Power outage map (January 13, 2021). Source: Puget Sound Energy

Blackout risk in Washington state low but ‘not trivial’

The public is invited to submit recommendations on preventing blackouts, as well as any regulatory or statutory changes and utility actions to improve resource adequacy.

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Ballot drop box located in the Ferndale City Hall parking lot (February 2016). Photo: Whatcom News

Here is who filed for political positions open for election this year

Candidate filing week was last week and the withdrawal deadline was 4:30pm today, Monday, May 23rd.

Western Washington University campus. Source: WWU
Western Washington University campus. Source: WWU

UPDATED: WWU student stabbed after a party, person of interest sought

“A person of interest was seen heading away from campus after the incident.”

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