Facing eviction days after Christmas, family gets hope from Whatcom court
A family facing eviction from their home on tribal trust land may not be kicked out as planned just days after Christmas, after a Whatcom County judge agreed that the state has jurisdiction in the case.
On Wednesday, Whatcom County Superior Court Judge Deborra Garrett signed a temporary restraining order preventing Nooksack Indian Tribe police from removing Margretty Rabang and her family from their home, court documents show. A hearing is set for Jan. 13.
Margretty Rabang lives with her husband, Robert Rabang, daughter Rachel Rabang, and her 1- and 3-year-old grandsons at their home in a development off Rutsatz Road.