Ericksen action requires 2/3rd Senate support to create new taxes

  OLYMPIA — A new rule was passed in the state Senate on its first day in 2015 session requiring a two-thirds vote of the chamber on procedural motions prior to final passage of bills creating new ...

VanWerven steps into new legislative role

2015 session starts Monday; 42nd District GOP delegation against tax hikes   OLYMPIA ­— For Luanne Van Werven, the experience of being sworn in as the 42nd District’s newest legislator on Monday, ...
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A bus full of memories

  LYNDEN ­— Those who depended on Vern Miedema’s mechanical skills at the Lynden School District bus garage say it will be hard to go on not having him around doing his conscientious work.   About ...

Charter review group meets for first time Monday

  WHATCOM ­— The 15 individuals who were elected in November to be 2015 Whatcom County Charter Review Commissioners will meet for the first time at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 12, in the garden-level conference ...

E. Smith, Skagit truck accidents claim two lives

  WHATCOM ­— A 68-year-old Deming man died early Saturday, Jan. 3, after his vehicle left the 3300 block of East Smith Road, struck a mailbox and rolled over, the Washington State Patrol reported. ...

Featured author will be at Jansen Feb. 24

  WHATCOM — The annual county-wide program to read one book together has been awarded a $3,500 matching grant from Humanities Washington to support the 2015 program.   The Whatcom County Library ...

Reclaiming ‘COW water’ needs help

LYNDEN ­— The city will pay up to $25,000 for a lobbyist to track a unique “COW water” issue in the upcoming state legislature. As could only be possible in a place where milk is dried into powder, ...
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Lecture series in Lynden again via videostreaming at Third CRC

LYNDEN — The award-winning January Series of Calvin College will again be simulcast to Lynden. The lecture series, consisting of 21 presentations Jan. 7-27, will be received at 510 Liberty St., the Amor ...

Buys, VanWerven get their House Committee assignments

OLYMPIA — For a second year, Rep. Vincent Buys, R-Lynden, will serve in the state House of Representatives as the ranking Republican member on the Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee. Leadership ...
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Making 2014 the year it was (a full year in review)

JANUARY 8 — Fresh digs for Meridian students   Students returning from holiday vacation used brand-new Irene Reither Elementary School in the Meridian School District for the first time on Monday. ...