Eric Wilkinson

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Crisis stabilization center in Bellingham dedicated for 50-year veteran social worker

The center will help those struggling with addiction or mental illness get immediate help while decreasing the burden on emergency rooms and law enforcement. BELLINGHAM, Wash. — After 14 years of...

How much will Washington's new minimum wage impact the economy?

On Jan. 1, Washington will have the highest minimum wage in the nation. ANACORTES, Wash. — On Jan. 1, Washington's minimum wage will jump to $15.74 an hour. The...

Electric vehicle owners in Bellingham will now have to pay to charge

The city is currently building 45 charging stations in 25 locations spread across Bellingham. BELLINGHAM, Wash. — The City of Bellingham is expanding the number of electric vehicle charging stations, but...

La Conner declares state of emergency after severe flooding

City officials report at least 14 homes and businesses were damaged in the town of less than 1,000. LA CONNER, Wash. — City officials in the small Skagit County town of...

Multiple dogs found abandoned in Skagit County amid frigid temperatures

A handful of pets have recently been abandoned in Skagit County as temperatures drop below freezing. BURLINGTON, Wash. — Officials are urging pet owners to reach out for help instead of...

Here's which areas saw the most snow around western Washington

Fifteen inches of snow piled up in Blaine, near the Canadian border. Bellingham also got blasted with a foot of snow. MOUNT VERNON, Wash. — Some residents in northwestern Washington woke...

Cold weather shelters open in Whatcom, Skagit Counties

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. — A game of bingo at First United Methodist Church in Mount Vernon helps pass the time and keep thoughts from straying to the bone chilling temperatures outside....

Skagit County town without mail delivery for over a year

Hamilton's post office was damaged by a flood in 2021. It remains closed to this day. HAMILTON, Wash. — Residents in Hamilton are voicing their frustrations about living without mail service...

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