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GOP candidate apologizes after antisemitic post surfaces

Sep. 28, 2022 19:39 PM EDT

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — A GOP candidate for the Washington Legislature has acknowledged that a post he put on social media in 2020 is antisemitic. Dan Johnson of Laurel, who is running to represent part of northwest Washington in the House, posted a meme on Facebook that showed a...

Canadian trucker sentenced for smuggling $2.5M of meth

Aug. 16, 2022 08:42 AM EDT

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — A Canadian trucker was sentenced to four years in prison for smuggling more than $2.5 million of methamphetamine from the U.S. into Canada through a Whatcom County border crossing. Sarbjit Chahal of Surrey, British Columbia, was arrested in 2018 at the...

Officials: high tide flooding more common as sea levels rise

Aug. 10, 2022 08:32 AM EDT

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said high tide flooding has become more common as sea levels rise and is affecting residents of coastal towns and states. Floods that used to only occur during large storms now occur more regularly from...

Woman sentenced to 34 years in prison after toddler death

Aug. 03, 2022 08:48 AM EDT

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — A 30-year-old woman who abused a Bellingham toddler to death will spend several decades in prison. After a two-hour hearing Tuesday, Whatcom County Superior Court Judge David Freeman sentenced Kamee Nicole Dixon to 34 years in prison, with three years...

Ferndale officer charged with attempted child molestation

Jul. 29, 2022 09:19 AM EDT

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — A Ferndale police officer was charged Thursday with attempted child molestation. Michael Scott Langton, 46, was charged in Whatcom County Superior Court with one count of attempted second-degree child molestation, a felony. Langton made his first...

Northwest swelters under 'uncomfortable' multiday heat wave

Jul. 26, 2022 23:08 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Under the sweltering heat, Matthew Carr spent his lunch break in a fountain in downtown Portland, Oregon. The 57-year-old works outside picking up trash for the city and had to find a way to cool off. “This is pretty hot,” Carr said. “I can just take my...

Man suspected in Washington murder found dead in California

Jul. 12, 2022 22:52 PM EDT

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — A man suspected in the murder of a 58-year-old man last week at a northwest Washington business was found dead in northern California. Cascadia Daily News reports Todd Andersen fled after Douglas Scoggins was found with gunshot wounds at a business called...

New study says decrease in salmon threatens killer whales

Jul. 05, 2022 08:46 AM EDT

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Southern Resident killer whales have not had enough food for several years, which could affect their already small numbers, according to a study by the University of British Columbia. Researchers looked at requirements and availability of prey for...