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Downtown Blaine. Source: City of Blaine

Blaine Washington news feed

Blaine Washington news feed

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

Blaine High School entrance. Source: Blaine School District
Blaine High School entrance. Source: Blaine School District

UPDATED: Blaine Schools go into lockdown Weds. afternoon

Rumors during the incident included a student having been taken into custody. But officials said, “This is false information.”

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.

Victoria Day travelers create delays at US-Canada border crossing

Local traffic is reportedly being impacted by the long lines extending onto sideroads and blocking some intersections and drives.

Localized weather system heading into Whatcom County from BC this evening could bring rain, maybe thunder

The weather system is expected to bring rain and possibly thunder by the time it arrives in Whatcom County.

Scene of a residential fire on Anderson Road in Blaine (May 19, 2022). Photo courtesy of a reader
Scene of a residential fire on Anderson Road in Blaine (May 19, 2022). Photo courtesy of a reader

Blaine residence destroyed by fire, 6 displaced

The occupants reported they did not hear anything unusual but saw smoke and immediately got out of the house.

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