Health Care: Know your rights and options on the insurance scene

OLYMPIA — Thousands of consumers who buy their own health insurance are receiving letters from their insurance company telling them their old health plan is going away and that they will have to pick ...

Cloud Mountain Fruit Festival returns Oct. 5-6

EVERSON — Cloud Mountain Farm Center, 6906 Goodwin Rd., hosts its 24nd annual Fruit Festival on Oct. 5-6, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. There is opportunity for ...
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Toy show Saturday to fill fair building in Lynden

LYNDEN — The 28th annual Puget Sound Toy Show, involving showing, selling and trading of toy tractors, trucks and cars, returns to the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds Expo Building this Saturday, Sept. ...

Calendar

ONGOING On Asbergers “Hello My Name is You,” a dance/theatre piece about one woman’s journey with Asperger’s, is staged for one weekend only at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris ...

Informational series looks at I-522 GMO issue

BELLINGHAM — The Community Food Co-op is organizing an informational series on GMOs (genetically modified organisms) that aims for a broader understanding of issues surrounding GMOs and their presence ...

Border Patrol activity report

BLAINE — The information listed below is from arrests and seizures related to the U.S. Border Patrol in the Blaine Sector area of operations. For security reasons, this may not be a complete list of ...

Letters to the editor – published Sept. 25

Concerns over Affordable Healthcare Act (NOTE: This letter was sent to our Sens. Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray and Rep. Suzan DelBene.) I am writing you to express my deepest concerns over the effect ...

Public meetings

Wednesday, Sept. 25 • WRIA 1 Planning Unit, garden level conference room, Civic Center Annex, 322 N. Commercial St., Bellingham, 6 p.m. Contact: Chris, 676-6692. • Meridian School Board, Meridian Middle ...

Whatcom Farm Friends joins I-522 opposition

LYNDEN — Whatcom Farm Friends has joined Washington’s leading agricultural groups in opposition to Initiative 522 on the November ballot. I-522 is opposed as well as by scientists, doctors, businesses ...

Pauline Hillaire of Lummi wins national award as folk arts leader

OLYMPIA — In 1996, Gov. Gary Locke honored Lummi tribal elder Pauline Hillaire with a Governor’s Heritage Award. Now the National Endowment for the Arts will honor her as well, this time with the Bess ...