Listen to the 911 call reporting a voyeurism incident in Bellingham
Bellingham Police are investigating a report of lewd conduct in the York neighborhood, at least the eighth possibly related incident of voyeurism this year. A Bellingham Herald reader sent this audio recording from a police scanner.
The National Park Sevice and other agencies want to remove as many goats as possible from Olympic National Park and relocate them to the North Cascades. Under the plan, the remaining animals would be shot to eradicate them from the park.
Bellingham's Marine Life Center is a non-profit organization that houses animals living in the Bellingham Bay. Free to the public, it's a friendly educational center for families with children. Its Octopus Tank is a big hit for visitors.
Washington state health officials are urging residents to be prepared for smoky days with poor air quality as wildfire season heats up. Seniors, young children and people with existing respiratory problems are especially vulnerable.
Whatcom County's maritime weather is well-suited to growing many varieties of berries, and continues to be the top red raspberry-producing county in the United States. Strawberries and blueberries also grow locally and are available at u-pick farms.
Health officials urge people to check a biotoxin hotline before harvesting molluscan shellfish like clams, mussels and oysters anywhere in Washington state. A naturally occurring marine biotoxin can cause paralytic shellfish poisoning.
The Pacific Whale Watch Association, which includes 32 companies in Washington and British Columbia, has adopted vessel operation guidelines it says will better protect killer whales and humpbacks in the Salish Sea.