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BRIEF: Bans off Bellingham protest

Alongside parallel demonstrations throughout the United States, over 500 people gathered in Bellingham’s civic center on Friday, June 24, to display their unwavering support for abortion rights. About an hour into the protest, masses marched from Bellingham City Hall toward downtown yelling chants such as “hands off our bodies”...
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Part of Skagit River will temporarily close to all fishing

SKAGIT COUNTY, Wash. - Part of Skagit River will temporarily close to fishing. Action: Temporarily closes a section of the Skagit River to all fishing. Species affected: All species. Location: Skagit River (Skagit County); from the Highway 9 bridge in Sedro Woolley to 200’ downstream of the mouth of the Baker...

Brother makes 1,700 mile tractor trip to Hibbing

Mike Adkinson of Bellingham, Wash., leans against his John Deere tractor in front of Hibbing High School while being interviewed by media after driving his compact tractor more than 1,700 miles to raise money to help fight Parkinson's disease. Adkinson made the drive to support his brother Dan, who was...

Man drives tractor from Washington to Minnesota to raise money for Parkinson's disease

HIBBING, Minn. -- Imagine driving cross country, 1,800 miles, in a tractor. A Washington state man just did it for an important cause.The whole thing sort of began as a joke. Mike Adkinson's brother-in-law always talked about needing a tractor. So, Mike would sarcastically offer to drive his tractor from Bellingham, Washington to Perch Lake, Minnesota. Then, one day, it wasn't a joke anymore."Finally I thought you know, at 76 I could use a challenge like that, so I'm gonna do that," said Adkinson. Before he left on the 1,800-mile journey, Adkinson got another reason to go. His brother Dan was diagnosed...

Two people injured after knife fight in Mount Vernon

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. – The suspect and a victim were both injured when a man entered a neighbor’s Mount Vernon apartment while brandishing a knife. The Mount Vernon Police Department reports a 63-year-old man went to the apartment on North Laventure Road Wednesday, June 22nd, around noon. A...

First all-woman crew staffs Bellingham fire station

BELLINGHAM, Wash. – A first for the Bellingham Fire Department and a first for women fire fighters. The department says in a social media post that an all-woman crew staffed one of its engines for the first time ever on Sunday, June 19th. Acting Captain Pernick, Driver Pederson, and...

2 people hospitalized after a vehicle plows into a home in Lynden; Michael Anthony Martin arrested (Lynden, WA)

On Wednesday, three people suffered injuries after a vehicle smashed into a home in Lynden. As per the initial information, officials quickly responded to the 100 block of British Columbia Avenue at approximately 8:20am after getting reports of a single-vehicle crash. The early reports showed that a vehicle rammed into a residence for undetermined reasons. On arrival, emergency crews rushed two people sitting in the living room at the time of the collision to PeaceHealth St Joseph Medical Center with non-fatal injuries.

'Safety Ambassadors' are now patrolling downtown Bellingham

BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Tony Hugo checks the stairwells for homeless people as he makes his rounds through downtown Bellingham. "It can be a dangerous situation," he said. "People don't like to be woken up. They can be violent. We'll stand a few feet away, especially if we've gotten a call to check on them."

UPDATED: Over 4,000 lose power around Lynden

LYNDEN, Wash. — Traffic signals are reportedly dark as the result of a widespread power outage in the Lynden area. Puget Sound Energy (PSE) reported 4,361 of their customers’ addresses were without power since an outage began around 11am, today, Thursday, June 23rd. As of 11:15am, no cause...

Telehealth station open in Concrete

CONCRETE — Some residents in east Skagit County now have an easier way to access mental health services, thanks to a partnership between two nonprofits. Compass Health and Community Action of Skagit County have set up computer stations in Concrete for those on Medicaid to attend online appointments for therapy, case management and psychiatric evaluation.

Sylvia Center for the Arts to close permanently in October

BELLINGHAM, Wash. – The local arts scene in Whatcom County is mourning an impending loss. Bellingham’s Sylvia Center for the Arts announced in a Facebook post on Wednesday, June 22nd, they will be permanently ceasing operations October 31st of this year at the latest. The non-profit, community-based performing...