Carbon monoxide alarms now required in most residences, even old homes

WHATCOM — A new law went into effect on Tuesday requiring that carbon monoxide (CO) alarm devices be installed in nearly all buildings classified as residential occupancies. This includes single-family ...
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State of the Arts: Hopkins, Mirren shine in ‘Hitchcock’ lead roles

The influence of Alfred Hitchcock on the history of cinema is undeniable. The man was a master of multiple genres, and, in many ways, he shaped them into how we see them today. The master’s classic horror ...
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Local schools react to Newtown tragedy

LYNDEN — The nation was hit with a harrowing and unfathomable tragedy on Friday when 20-year-old Adam Lanza walked into a Connecticut elementary school and gunned down 26 people, 20 of whom were young ...
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State of the Arts: The Hobbit: Overlong and overstuffed

LYNDEN — I’ve been a rather vocal critic of Peter Jackson’s decision to split his adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” into three movies rather than the originally planned two-parter. ...
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Turning Tolo into meaning

LYNDEN — Lynden High School students Asli Neal and Victor Gutierrez-Ho were having lunch together one day not too long ago in the LHS cafeteria, chatting about dances. “Victor has a lunch with me, ...
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At long last, Bellingham’s new theater

BELLINGHAM — Ever since my dad took my brother and me to the Langley (B.C.) Colossus theater to see Bryan Singer’s original “X-Men” back in 2000, I have longed for a new movie theater in Bellingham. ...
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Review: ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2’ breaks my mind instead

BELLINGHAM — I am not in the target market for the Twilight Saga. That’s an important fact to consider when reading my review of the film. I’m a 26-year-old male who loves going to the movies but ...
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Being Santa (shh, don’t tell Everson kids)

EVERSON — A few weeks ago, I got suckered into playing Santa Claus for the Everson-Nooksack Winter Festival. Let me back up for just a second; when I say “suckered,” I really mean “asked nicely.” ...
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Meridian grad from sports to ballet

LYNDEN — For 2010 Meridian graduate Seth Weatherby, dancing ballet was originally just a means to an end. Now, it’s a passion. “I got into it myself for sports really,” he said. “I did baseball ...
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State of the Arts: Spielberg brings Honest Abe to cinemas

Daniel Day-Lewis is arguably the best actor working today, but the guy is famously choosy about the roles he takes on. That’s part of the reason why film fans got so excited when Day-Lewis signed on ...