Former Lummi Nation tribal chairman Tim Ballew II, among seven finalists for a vacant seat on the Whatcom County Council, addressed the council and answered questions Tuesday, Jan. 16. The council later appointed Ballew to fill the remainder of the term for the at-large seat. Video courtesy of Whatcom County Council.
William Ralph Smith of Whatcom County is resentenced after pleading guilty to second-degree manslaughter on Tuesday, Jan. 16. Smith originally was found guilty of first-degree manslaughter by a jury after he fatally stabbed another man to death in 2015.
Built in 1929 for the Washington Egg and Poultry Cooperative Association, the Granary Building on Bellingham's downtown waterfront is being renovated by Harcourt Development into retail and office space. The building will be open to the public Wednesday, Jan. 17 for the Port of Bellingham to discuss changes in its waterfront development plan.
Two of the four women who were victims of Robert Dean McGlothern Jr., who pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted manslaughter and five counts of assault, speak at his sentencing Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, in Whatcom Superior Court in Bellingham.
Mazu, a Giant Pacific Octopus, is seen in her tank at the Marine Life Center on Thursday, Dec. 21, in Bellingham. Mazu was released back to the wild the following day as Marine Life Center staff believed she was ready to start laying eggs.
Robert Dean McGlothern Jr. is accused of kidnapping his neighbor in October 2015, repeatedly assaulting her with a metal baseball bat and locking her in a closet for two days. McGlothern plead guilty to the crimes Friday, Jan. 5 in Whatcom Superior Court.
Work crews continue to repair downed utility poles and power lines Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018 near Sumas, Washington. A weekend ice storm left thousands without power, snapped power lines and tree limbs and forced Nooksack Valley School District to cancel classes Tuesday.