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GPT scoping: Everyone got their say

BELLEVUE — The public provided more than 124,000 comments on the scope of an upcoming environmental impact statement for a proposed bulk-cargo shipping terminal and rail spur improvements at Cherry Point, ...
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WTA adds 8 hybrid buses

WHATCOM — Eight new hybrid buses entered Whatcom Transportation Authority service on Monday, Feb. 4. Compared to the 18-year-old diesel buses they replace, the new buses offer 40 percent greater fuel ...

Hands Across Border event at Blaine’s Peace Arch ends after 90 years

BLAINE — It began with school children on both sides of the border collecting their pennies, nickels and dimes to pay for some of the land around the Peace Arch in the 1920s. The Peace Arch itself had ...
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Bill Verwolf retiring

LYNDEN ­— In 42 years in local government, Bill Verwolf has found at least three things not worth fighting for: licensing cats, changing addresses, and revising a sign ordinance. “Those are things ...
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Crowd praises, thanks two awardees

LYNDEN -— Speaker Terry DeValois donned Harlan Kredit’s famous bright-orange beanie cap, saying “I feel smarter already,” before telling stories about the Sol H. Lewis Award recipient Wednesday. ...

City adapts to new state pot law

LYNDEN ­— The new state law legalizing marijuana hits home. Even though Lynden voters may not have wanted it, Initiative 502 passed in November, allowing possession and consumption of up to an ounce ...

Farms hosting business, community events in February

Farmers can learn about business profitability  LYNDEN ­— Are you a new farmer trying to understand how to make your farm business profitable? Are you an experienced farmer wanting to either start ...

Shroud of Turin expert to speak locally March 6-7

WHATCOM ­— A science photographer and world expert on the Shroud of Turin will speak locally March 6-7. Barrie Schwortz is one of the last scientists to have dealt with the shroud — which some believe ...
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Politics Van Werven voted No. 2 by state GOP

BELLEVUE — Lynden’s Luanne Van Werven, for four years Whatcom County’s top Republican, is now second in rank in the state party. Van Werven was elected vice-chair at a state reorganization meeting ...

Council appoints to advisory panels

WHATCOM ­— The County Council on Jan. 15 filled some open spots on county boards and commissions for 2013, but many openings still remain. (See list online.) Ben Elenbaas of Lynden and Mary Beth Teigrob ...