The Whatcom Humane Society and other animal advocates are trying to stop a weekend fundraiser at Ferndale High School in which people play basketball while riding donkeys, saying such games are stressful and cruel to the animals.
A Whatcom County jury awarded $8 million this week to two foster girls who were sexually abused after Washington state social workers placed them in a home with a boy who had been accused of recent sex abuse.
Stacy and Kelsey Marshall and their son Elliot Marshall, from Bainbridge Island, visit the rock sculpture they commissioned at Boss Construction in Ferndale on Friday, Jan. 29, 2016. When artist Andre Pomeroy of Marblemount finishes in about a month, the sculpture of two sea lions and their pups will be place in a park for special needs children on Bainbridge. The sculpture is being made in honor of the Marshall's son Owen, who died from cerebral palsy at age 6.