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Sikh festival marred by shots fired

LYNDEN -— While most of the 1,000-plus people attending the lively Vaisakhi Festival celebration were unaware, gun shots were fired near the 176 E. Pole Rd. grounds about 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Whatcom ...

Health insurance sign-up praised

SEATTLE -— Two-thirds of Whatcom County’s previously uninsured residents are now enrolled in health insurance, claims the Whatcom Alliance for Health Advancement. Last week, Gov. Jay Inslee, Sen. Patty ...

Ex-Lynden police officer faces child porn allegations

LYNDEN ­— Don Glunt, a 34-year Lynden police officer, was taken into custody Friday on allegations of child pornography following an investigation by the Washington State Patrol. The investigation by ...
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Five complete training for Sheriff’s deputy, jail jobs

BURIEN — Whatcom County Sheriff Bill Elfo reports that two new deputy sheriffs graduated from the 699th Session of the Washington Criminal Justice Training Commission’s 720-hour Basic Law Enforcement ...
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Burial Society lowers entry fee as draw

LYNDEN ­— The Lynden Burial Society is making an outright pitch to draw new members into the “caring through sharing” organization. In a special push until June 30, enrollment is free for anyone ...

DelBene already has raised $1.2 million for reelection

BOTHELL — First-term Democratic Rep. Suzan DelBene raised $297,640 in the 2014 first quarter for total cash on hand of $894,090, her re-election campaign announced April 15. In all, DelBene’s campaign ...

Candidate filing will be May 12-16

WHATCOM — It’s a year mostly for elections of state and federal offices. The exception in Whatcom County will be an election of 15 commissioners to review and possibly propose changes to the County ...

City will look at reusing Darigold ‘cow water’

LYNDEN ­— When milk is turned into powder, obviously some water is pulled out of it. “Cow water,” it’s been called. The Lynden Darigold milk drying plant is in the business of creating both milk ...

Overstreet: Shepard should quit over ‘less white’ stance

OLYMPIA — State Rep. Jason Overstreet, of Lynden, has called for the resignation of Western Washington University President Bruce Shepard over comments made by the president about wanting a more racially ...

Active Nooksack River has its own recent landslides

WHATCOM ­— Nine days before the deadly Oso landslide, a Whatcom County panel was hearing about similar, albeit lesser, risks here. The Nooksack is an active river that carves away its banks leading ...