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Former Tribune reporter now author

WHATCOM — Caleb Breakey is still writing, but not about the local sports scene as he once did. The Bellingham 27-year-old — and Lynden Tribune reporter up to March 2011 — is seeing his first book ...
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100 years of Sumas church

SUMAS — Sumas Advent Christian Church is celebrating its centennial with an open house on Saturday, Sept. 21, from 2 to 4 p.m. The public is invited. On Sunday, Sept. 22, a potluck dinner follows the ...
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Growth planning process begins

WHATCOM ­— By year 2036 the county population could grow from 206,000 today to just under 274,000. Ferndale would add 5,400 people and Lynden about 5,000, putting them both right around 18,000. Land ...

Not so fast with a Lynden pot shop

LYNDEN ­— Don’t worry about a neighborhood pot store anytime soon. The Lynden City Council slapped a six-month moratorium in place this week to get well ahead of the state’s introduction of recreational ...
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Sumas, with B.C. leadership, keeps up 9/11 ceremony

SUMAS ­— American Legion Post 212 does not have enough people to provide a color guard, but a memorial ceremony is expected to take place today at 10 a.m. anyway at the Sumas 9/11 monument at the border. ...

Democrats, Republicans scuffle over Cherry Point’s long-term uses

WHATCOM ­— The Democratic and Republican parties locally are waging a verbal skirmish over industrial development at Cherry Point. It started with a resolution passed in July by the county Democrats’ ...

CrossPoint offers ‘back to church’ invitation for community Sept. 15

LYNDEN ­— A local church is following a national lead in designating Sept. 15 as “Back to Church Sunday.” CrossPoint Church at 8686 Vinup Rd. says “everyone is welcome to attend” a special service ...

Man shoots arrow toward jail, ends up inside

BELLINGHAM ­— He was squirrel hunting, David Wayne Jordan said, when he shot an arrow toward the second floor outdoor recreation area of the Whatcom County Jail on Aug. 28. Problem was, a baggie wrapped ...

From the Margin: A rich Catholic legacy still blesses us

We were strolling the corridors of the Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane over the holiday weekend. We were not lost. Daughter Rebecca will remain tethered to the general whereabouts of the hospital ...

Louws seeks transportation advisors

WHATCOM — Whatcom County Executive Jack Louws is seeking citizen volunteers to serve on the county Citizens’ Transportation Advisory Group. CTAG facilitates ongoing citizen participation in support ...