Blaine school bond failing to reach supermajority, while operations levy passes

Blaine voters are likely to approve both property tax levies on the February special election ballots, with 68.2 percent (2,817 votes) voting to approve the Blaine-Birch Bay Park and Recreation …
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Family Care Network to submit building permits for Blaine medical facility, CEO says

Family Care Network (FCN) CEO Dr. Rodney Anderson told Blaine City Council during its February 12 meeting that FCN planned on submitting building permits within the next month for a Blaine medical …

42nd district legislators to hold town hall

State lawmakers for the 42nd Legislative District, which encompasses all of north Whatcom County, will hold a town hall 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday, February 17 in Ferndale. State senator Sharon …
Road Rules: When can police write tickets?
Question: I went to a business and was blocked from parking in a handicapped spot, even though I have a placard. The owner said they had it blocked off for an event. Later I reported it to the …
The Whatcom County ballot drop box at Blaine Public Library, 610 3rd Street, on February 7.
February 13 special election approaches
Whatcom County residents have until 8 p.m. Tuesday, February 13 to return their February special election ballots. The upcoming election will determine whether the Point Roberts Fire District  …
Blaine High School interim principal Beth Eide.
Meet interim Blaine HS principal Beth Eide
Newly appointed Blaine High School interim principal Beth Eide has lived in the world of education almost her entire life. Growing up in Montana, Eide would help set up her mother’s …
The Blaine wrestling team had a stellar subregional tournament, with four wrestlers placing first in their respective weight classes. Blaine hopes to qualify for state on Saturday, February 10.
Blaine wrestling to regionals, boys basketball bows out
Boys Wrestling The Blaine boys wrestling team continues to have a strong season as it sends 13 wrestlers to the regional tournament at Vashon High School on Saturday, February 10. In total, …
Washington state Department of Commerce, along with governor Jay Inslee, announced $85 million in funding for the installation of nearly 5,000 electric vehicle charging stations, mostly through the I-5 corridor. One station was announced at the site of the new Birch Bay Vogt Library Express, and another in Point Roberts.
State awards $85 million for electric vehicle charging stations, Birch Bay and Point Roberts included
The Washington State Department of Commerce will award over $85 million in grants to expand access to electric vehicle charging stations, including two new stations coming to Birch Bay and Point …
Tyler Schroeder.
Whatcom County leader takes position as director of economic development at Port of Bellingham
The Port of Bellingham has hired Tyler Schroeder, deputy executive for Whatcom County, as the director of economic development for the port’s Regional Economic Partnership. Schroeder …
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Road Rules: When can police write tickets?

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Whatcom County Council sets state legislative priorities, highlights opioid epidemic and cost of living
Whatcom County Council had a busy start to the year. From naming dozens of citizens to various advisory boards, to petitioning the state and federal government to declare a state of emergency in …
The Washington state Capitol building in Olympia.
State legislature considers AI task force
Some fear Artificial Intelligence (AI) might open a dark chapter to a dystopian future. Others say the progress it promises is virtually unlimited. To find a balance among those concerns, …
Road Rules: Uncontrolled intersections
Question: There are some intersections, usually in neighborhoods, that don’t have any traffic control: No stop signs or yield signs. How are you supposed to handle those? Who yields to whom? …
Blaine junior forward Abdul-Fattah Kanagie pulls up for a jump shot against Sehome on January 30. The Borderites honored six departing seniors, and will play one more home game against Mount Baker in the Northwest Conference 1A District playoffs on Monday, February 5.
Borderites prepare for winter district, state playoffs
Boys Basketball The Blaine boys basketball (4-15, 2-12 NWC) team has had a tough year, made tougher by injuries and the knowledge, going into the final stretch of the regular season, that the …
Snow blankets the Point
Most everyone stayed home after the Point was smothered in a quiet cloud of white on January 17, 2024.
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