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Little House on the Schoolyard

LYNDEN -— The experiences of children’s book character Laura Ingalls Wilder came vividly to life for Lynden Christian Elementary School students on Friday. The open grounds across from the Drayton ...

County allows pot near home owners if they agree

WHATCOM -— The county’s interim rules for locating a marijuana growing or processing facility have been eased a bit. It will now be possible to have a pot operation within 300 feet of existing residences ...
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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 ...