ELECTIONS: Kowalczyk, Robbins vie for Dist. 1 Port seat

WHATCOM — The Port of Bellingham commission is a nonpartisan elected body consisting of three people across three districts. The board oversees countywide port operations by providing policy direction ...
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‘Gravity’ is a landmark for science-fiction films

Alfonso Cuarón’s new film “Gravity” is a modern-day science fiction masterpiece. More than perhaps any space film before it, “Gravity” conveys an unnerving sense of dire isolation as its characters ...
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‘Some Enchanted Evening’ lives up to its name at Claire vg Thomas Theatre

LYNDEN — When I saw “Little Shop of Horrors” at the Claire vg Thomas Theatre not too long ago, I was reminded of the cultural treasure that I had taken for granted for so long, the one that inhabits ...

‘Rush:’ The best pro racing movie ever

LYNDEN — Considering the nature of the material, it really is remarkable to consider that the world of professional auto racing has never been captured in a quality manner in the feature-film format. ...

BTC strike ends after four days

BELLINGHAM — Bellingham Technical College students were in class as of Monday, Sept. 30, as the college ratified agreements at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 29, ending a four-school-day strike that pushed ...
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Bellingham teen killed in Hannegan collision Saturday

LYNDEN — A 17-year-old Bellingham girl passed away on Saturday in a broadside collision on Hannegan Road. Inna S. Reva, who was driving with her stepfather, 42-year-old Leonid P. Shintar of Bellingham, ...

BTC strike shuts class

BELLINGHAM ­— Faculty members at Bellingham Technical College officially went on strike Tuesday, Sept. 24, as late-night mediation efforts failed to resolve contract discord prior to school starting ...
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Lynden teacher now publishing books

LYNDEN — June 2013 was a good month for Rebecca Van Slyke, and not just because summer vacation began. Van Slyke, a second-grade teacher at Vossbeck Elementary School, is a children’s book writer. ...

Big Brothers/Big Sisters closing

WHATCOM — After a 37-year presence in Whatcom County, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Washington is closing its doors. The child-mentoring program has struggled financially for several years, especially ...

State of the Arts: ‘RED 2’ movie is fun, not much else

Some action movies are smart, and some simply are not. RED 2, the sequel to 2010’S red, falls into the latter camp, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t a lot of fun. Bruce Willis returns as Frank, the ...