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Lynden students absorb Holocaust story

  LYNDEN ­— For about 40 minutes the student body of Lynden High School sat in a respectful hush Friday listening to 92-year-old Noemi Ban talk about living through the Holocaust.   The Bellingham ...
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Charter review is elections-focused

  LYNDEN ­— How elections happen continues to be a big topic before the Whatcom County Charter Review Commission.   This year’s 15-member commission — proposing and debating changes to the ...

Glunt pleads guilty on sexual offense charge

  LYNDEN ­— Former city veteran police officer Donald Glunt pleaded guilty last week to a sexual offense charge arising out of his final days on the job last April.   Before Whatcom County Superior ...
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Music honors

Dozens of local music students scored 94 percent or higher on a written music theory test and were recognized at the annual Martha Helder Honors Recital at First Christian Reformed Church on Thursday evening. ...

Ferndale woman, 86, dies in crash

  SKAGIT ­— A Ferndale woman succumbed Saturday to injuries suffered in a traffic accident four days earlier on State Route 20 south of Anacortes.   Helen L. Wifler, 86, was a passenger in a ...

LeCocqs honored by Western

  BELLINGHAM — Irwin and Frances LeCocq, former executives with Whatcom County-based Peoples Bank, received the President’s Award, Western Washington University’s highest community honor, at ...
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Fairgrounds craft show this week

Lynden teacher and Blaine resident Evelyn Hoefakker is launching her cookbook, “Such Great Recipes,” at the March 19-21 Spring Craft & Antique Show. (Courtesy photo)   LYNDEN — Handcrafted ...

One heroin arrest at Sandy Pt. Heights could lead to more

  FERNDALE — At about 11:30 a.m. Friday, March 13, after several months of investigation, deputies of the Whatcom Gang and Drug Task Force executed a search warrant for heroin in the 4500 block of ...

.2% more sales tax asked for county jail

  WHATCOM — Needing cities’ agreement, the county wants to put a two-tenths-cent sales tax increase on the Aug. 4 ballot to raise the $104 million needed to build a new county jail and then continue ...

Incumbent Helm back in Conservation District

  WHATCOM ­— Subject to Washington Conservation Commission canvassing, incumbent Larry Helm appears to be reelected to a second term in his county Conservation District supervisor position.   The ...