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Posted on: October 9, 2018

Nurse-Family Partnership Program Celebrates Six Successful Years

Six years, 151 babies, 201 families. Since 2012, our Nurse Family Partnership has been investing in the health of the next generation by helping guide first-time parents through the changes of pregnancy, birth, and early stages of childhood.

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Posted on: October 15, 2018

General Election Ballots will be Mailed October 17

General Election ballots are being mailed Wednesday, October 17, and the Voters’ Pamphlet should arrive within a few days of receiving your ballot.  You will be receiving one Voters’ Pamphlet that combines the Whatcom County L...

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Posted on: September 28, 2018

N. Cottonwood/Hazel Lane Traffic Limitations beginning October 8, 2018

There will be traffic limitations along Hazel Lane and Maplecrest Avenue beginning October 8, 2018

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Posted on: September 26, 2018

Notice of November 6, 2018 General Election

Registration Deadlines: Monday, October 8, is the deadline for mail-in registrations or address changes to be eligible to vote in the November 6 General Election.  October 8 also is the deadline for online registrations or address changes at www....

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Posted on: September 10, 2018

Election Observer Training October 23

This will be the final election observer training of the year.  Interested citizens are welcome to attend this informative training.  Learn the various phases of ballot processing with our new ES&S mail ballot verifier and Clear Ball...

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Posted on: October 3, 2018

Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning Biotoxin at Potentially Lethal Levels in Bellingham Bay

Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP) biotoxin is now at potentially lethal levels in Bellingham Bay mussels. PSP levels continue to rise in surrounding waters from Samish Bay to Birch Bay. The biotoxin closure has been expanded to include all beaches from ...

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Posted on: September 21, 2018

Lummi Island Ferry Punch Card Ticket Sale Dates Announced

The next three Island ferry punch card ticket sale dates are October 3, November 7 and December 5.

Punch card sales will be 12 pm to 3:15 pm at the Lummi Island ferry office. As a reminder, we sell all types of ferry punch cards including current Needs Bas...

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Posted on: July 23, 2018

Whatcom County Health Department Releases Community Health Assessment

From disease rates to graduation rates, the 2018 Whatcom County Community Health Assessment, released today by the Whatcom County Health Department, provides a comprehensive look at the state of the county’s health.

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Posted on: February 14, 2018

Whatcom County Food Inspection Results Now Available Online

A search feature added this week to the Whatcom County Health Department’s website allows users to view summaries of food inspections for the most recent five years.

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Posted on: March 8, 2018

County Auditor Releases 2017 Annual Report

This report provides a glimpse of the highlights that occurred in all three divisions of the Auditor's Office; Elections, Licensing, and Recording.  The report provides a summary of events in 2017 as well as statistical information and fun facts....

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Posted on: October 15, 2018

General Election Ballots will be Mailed October 17

General Election ballots are being mailed Wednesday, October 17, and the Voters’ Pamphlet should arrive within a few days of receiving your ballot.  You will be receiving one Voters’ Pamphlet that combines the Whatcom County L...

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Auditor - Elections
Posted on: September 28, 2018

Are You Registered To Vote?

Monday, October 8, is the last day to register to vote or change your address if you want to vote in the November 6 General Election.  

If you have a Washington State Driver License or a Washington State I.D. card, the quickest way to register or ...

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Auditor - Elections
Posted on: October 10, 2018

Accessible Voting Units Available Beginning October 17

An accessible voting unit is equipped with visual and audio technology that allows a voter with impaired or no vision to vote independently.  The accessible voting unit will be available at the Whatcom County Auditor's Office on the following dat...

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Auditor - Elections
Posted on: September 26, 2018

Notice of November 6, 2018 General Election

Registration Deadlines: Monday, October 8, is the deadline for mail-in registrations or address changes to be eligible to vote in the November 6 General Election.  October 8 also is the deadline for online registrations or address changes at www....

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Auditor - Elections
Posted on: September 10, 2018

Election Observer Training

This will be the final election observer training of the year.  Interested citizens are welcome to attend this informative training.  Learn the various phases of ballot processing with our new ES&S mail ballot verifier and Clear Ball...

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Posted on: October 9, 2018

Nurse-Family Partnership Program Celebrates Six Successful Years

Six years, 151 babies, 201 families. Since 2012, our Nurse Family Partnership has been investing in the health of the next generation by helping guide first-time parents through the changes of pregnancy, birth, and early stages of childhood.

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Posted on: October 3, 2018

Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning Biotoxin at Potentially Lethal Levels in Bellingham Bay

Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP) biotoxin is now at potentially lethal levels in Bellingham Bay mussels. PSP levels continue to rise in surrounding waters from Samish Bay to Birch Bay. The biotoxin closure has been expanded this week to include all

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Posted on: August 8, 2018

Bypass Bats to Reduce Rabies Risk

A bat recently submitted from Whatcom County to the state public health lab due to human exposure has tested positive for rabies, and the Whatcom County Health Department (WCHD) is reminding people to take precautions to protect against rabies.

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Posted on: July 23, 2018

Whatcom County Health Department Releases Community Health Assessment

From disease rates to graduation rates, the 2018 Whatcom County Community Health Assessment, released today by the Whatcom County Health Department, provides a comprehensive look at the state of the county’s health.

Learn more: Health - Public Health News
Posted on: April 27, 2018

CDC Warns Consumers About Romaine Lettuce Contaminated with E. Coli

Consumers are being urged to not eat or buy romaine lettuce unless they can confirm it is not from the Yuma, Arizona, growing region. Five cases of E. coli illness linked to romaine lettuce have been identified in WA State.

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Posted on: March 16, 2018

Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Kratom, 1 Whatcom County Case

Washington State Department of Health announced today that the Salmonella outbreak linked to kratom has widened. Ten (10) cases have been confirmed in Washington State, including one (1) case in Whatcom County.

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Posted on: March 6, 2018

Free Needle Clean-Up Kits Available

Businesses and community groups who wish to clean up and safely dispose of needles found on private or public property can now do so with free needle clean-up kits provided by the Whatcom County Health Department.

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Posted on: February 14, 2018

Whatcom County Food Inspection Results Now Available Online

A search feature added this week to the Whatcom County Health Department’s website allows users to view summaries of food inspections for the most recent five years.

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Posted on: December 20, 2017

Whatcom Has Hope: Campaign Sheds Light on Opioid Crisis and What You Can Do

The Whatcom County Opioid Response Task Force is launching a new community education campaign, Whatcom Has Hope, designed to provide information about opioid addiction and prevention.

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Posted on: December 6, 2017

Whatcom County Health Board Approves New Secure Medicine Return Program

The Whatcom County Council, in their role as the Health Board, voted unanimously on December 5, 2017 to adopt regulation that creates and funds a secure medicine return program for Whatcom County.

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Posted on: July 12, 2018

Burn Ban Lifted Effective 8:00am, Friday September 14, 2018

Due to the increase in fuel moisture levels and recent rain, the Fire Marshal’s Office will lift the burn ban for outdoor burning. The burn ban will be lifted at 8:00 AM on Friday, September 14th, 2018 for the unincorporated areas of Whatcom County. At th...

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Posted on: October 12, 2018

Planned Service Outage - Lummi Island Ferry 10.24.18

Whatcom County Public Works would like to inform the public of necessary inspection and maintenance activities to the Lummi Island and Gooseberry Point terminal facilities on Wednesday, October 24th.

Additional Info... Public Works - Events
Posted on: September 28, 2018

N. Cottonwood/Hazel Lane Traffic Limitations beginning October 8, 2018

There will be traffic limitations along Hazel Lane and Maplecrest Avenue beginning October 8, 2018

Additional Info... Public Works - Events
Posted on: September 21, 2018

Lummi Island Ferry Punch Card Sale Dates Announced

The next three Island punch card sales dates are:

Additional Info... Public Works - Events
Posted on: August 16, 2018

Hannegan Rd./Ten Mile Closure Press Release

Hannegan Road will be closed approximately 1,000-feet north of Ten Mile Road beginning Monday, August 20th for the Hannegan Rd/Ten Mile Creek Bridge No. 236 Replacement Project. A signed detour will be in place during construction.

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Posted on: October 12, 2018

Planned Service Outage - Lummi Island Ferry 10.24.18

Whatcom County Public Works would like to inform the public of necessary inspection and maintenance activities to the Lummi Island and Gooseberry Point terminal facilities on Wednesday, October 24th.

Additional Info... Public Works - Ferry
Posted on: September 21, 2018

Lummi Island Ferry Punch Card Sale Dates Announced

The next three Island punch card sales dates are:

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Posted on: August 23, 2018

Passport Acceptance Hours Reduced to 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

The Whatcom County Treasurer’s Office will be reducing passport acceptance hours to 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday, from August 27th through October 31st. Hours for all other services will remain 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday.

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Posted on: April 19, 2018

Exempt Well Water Information

  • Engrossed Senate Substitute Bill (ESSB) 6091 
  • Information related to legislation in response to the Supreme Court decision of Hirst et al v. Whatcom County
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Posted on: April 19, 2018

Incarceration Prevention & Reduction Task Force

The Whatcom County Council has convened the Incarceration Prevention & Reduction Task Force to work on incarceration and jail issues in Whatcom County.

Additional Info... Whatcom County Council