A popular program at Western Washington University is in doubt as it tries to find funding. The Industrial Technology Vehicle Design program, part of Vehicle Research Institute, could be placed on moratorium.
Matthew Gregory, the Bellingham man accused of murdering his mother and leaving her body in Lake Samish in July, has been declared incompetent to stand trial and is awaiting mental health services at the state psychiatric hospital. But Gregory’s case is part of a larger problem with how the state provides services to mentally ill people accused of crimes.
A new Internet app. Orcasound, livestreams audio from hydrophones - underwater microphones - used to locate whales near the San Juan Islands in the Pacific Northwest. “Citizen scientists” are encouraged to listen and help researchers locate killer whales in the area.
The White Pass Railroad takes passengers aboard vintage rail cars near Skagway, Alaska. Engines and passengers coaches were unloaded from a barge Wednesday, November 14 in Bellingham. They will be refurbished and returned to Alaska next spring.
A popular Alaska train was being unloaded from a barge on the Whatcom Creek Waterway onto The Landings at Colony Wharf on Wednesday in Bellingham. It will be refurbished here, then head to Skagway in the spring.
A 31-year-old Bellingham, WA, man with a lengthy criminal history is suspected of firing a gun toward another man in an incident that occurred early Nov. 10 at a convenience store along Meridian Street.
Donald Lee Calvin was sentenced to 40 years in prison Wednesday for the November 2016 kidnapping and torture of 44-year-old Jason Jones. After beating Jones for 13 hours, Calvin left him on a mountain to die.
State wildlife officials announced all fishing from the mouth of Whatcom Creek to the footbridge downstream from Dupont Street in Bellingham, WA, will close Thursday, Nov. 15, due to low chum salmon returns.
A jury found former Bellingham Police officer Brooks Owen Laughlin guilty Tuesday of physically abusing a woman from September 2016 until his arrest last spring. There had been concerns about Laughlin’s conduct since 2015.
A Lynden man was arrested Monday on suspicion of first-degree manslaughter for the death of 52-year-old Charles P. Hatem of Everett. Police say Kyle Randall Wheeler assaulted Hatem, which resulted in Hatem’s death hours later.