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 By Grace McCarthy    Justice

Seattle jury convicts Bellingham woman of attempted train shunt attack Grace McCarthy

A Seattle jury convicted a 28-year-old Bellingham woman charged with one count of violence against a railroad carrier for attempting to derail a train in north Bellingham almost a... — Updated 9/16/2021

 

First Asian giant hornet nest eradicated in U.S. this year

State entomologists eradicated an Asian giant hornet nest with nearly 1,500 hornets in various life stages in east Blaine August 25. The nest was three times the size of the first... — Updated 8/27/2021

 

WSDA fine-tunes eradication plan after Asian giant hornet nest is found in east Blaine

Scientists found an Asian giant hornet nest in east Blaine August 19, a quarter of a mile from where the first hornet of 2021 was spotted nearly a week earlier near H Street Road.... — Updated 8/26/2021

 

The Asian giant hornets are back and being tracked in east Blaine

Many might have cheered at the eradicated Asian giant hornet nest last year, but the fight against the invasive species isn't over in Whatcom County. The first live Asian giant horn... — Updated 8/20/2021

 

Asian giant hornet nest will be shown at Lynden fair before heading to Smithsonian

What started with a Facebook message will end in the Smithsonian. "Hi, I'm Ruthie Danielsen, the beekeeper who organized the trapping for the Asian giant hornet for Whatcom County... — Updated 8/5/2021

 

Public can trap for Asian giant hornets starting July 1

The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) is asking Whatcom County residents to set Asian giant hornet traps starting July 1, and keep them hanging until late fall.... — Updated 7/2/2021

 

NTSB releases report on Custer train derailment

A report issued on June 10 by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) examines how the tank cars were operated during last December's train derailment. The report does not... — Updated 6/17/2021

 

Over 200 queens found in Asian giant hornet nest

Over 500 Asian giant hornets were found in the east Blaine nest eradicated on October 24, state entomologists confirmed this week. Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA)... — Updated 11/13/2020

 

Inside the eradication of the Asian giant hornet nest east of Blaine

Philip Bovenkamp was the first to arrive. At 4 a.m. he pulled his lawn chair 100 feet behind the yellow caution tape on his neighbor's east Blaine property. He drank black coffee... — Updated 10/29/2020

 

WSDA attempts to track second Asian giant hornet

Using lessons learned from the first Asian giant hornet tracking attempt last week, researchers inched closer to success with a second attempt at tracking a live hornet on October... — Updated 10/29/2020

 

145 invasive European green crabs caught in Drayton Harbor

Scientists trapped 33 European green crabs last week, 28 of which were in the mouth of Dakota Creek – one of the highest week’s capture since trapping for the invasive species b... — Updated 10/7/2020

 

Impacts from border restrictions could linger

The economic impact from the U.S./Canada border closure has been swift, but the severity and length of that impact is unknown, said Laurie Trautman, director of Western Washington... — Updated 9/24/2020

 

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