Local Democrats convene Saturday

WHATCOM — On Saturday, April 12, Democrats around the state will gather to discuss and update their county platforms, which are statements of beliefs, goals, and hopes. In Whatcom County, the convention ...
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Chantelle Venezuela – Chad Wilkins wedding

Chantelle Acebedo Venezuela and Chad Thomas Wilkins were united in marriage on Sept. 28, 2013, at the Assumption Catholic Church in Bellingham. A reception followed at the Bellwether Hotel. The bride is ...
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Mickey Couch – 94th birthday

Mickey Couch of Bellingham will be 94 years old this month. She will be celebrating her special day with four generations of family. “Happy Birthday, Mickey!”… This content is for subscribers ...

Birth – published April 9

Lily Joy Donahoo Charity and Randy Donahoo of Lynden welcomed a daughter, Lily Joy, on March 19, 2014, at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center in Bellingham. She weighed 8 pounds, 12 ounces. Grandparents ...

Calendar

WEDNESDAY Volunteer fete The Volunteer Center of Whatcom County hosts a volunteer celebration at the Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St., from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, during National Volunteer ...

Guest Opinion: Farmers have to make choices on workers

by Henry Bierlink The recent protest by Families United for Justice and some Western Washington University students on behalf of local farmworkers caught plenty attention from local farmers. We have closely ...

Editorial: Drive carefully in road work zones

It’s that time of year for the start of highway construction. That means, for the next six months or so, we as drivers need to slow down, pay attention and plan ahead. We get a reminder of the human ...

Letters to the editor – published April 9

Employees will spend whatever they earn In rebuttal to a letter in the Herald on wages, $7.25 is the federal minimum wage. The Washington state rate is $9.38, which is higher than most states. As an employer, ...

Public meetings

Wednesday, April 9 • Lynden City Council Public Works Committee, second floor conference room, City Hall, 300 Fourth St., 4:30 p.m. • Whatcom County Agricultural Advisory Committee, Lynden Community ...

Fire Commissioner Gary Knaus retiring

ACME — Gary Knaus has served the Acme Fire Hall for 38 years, first as a firefighter and then as a Fire District 16 commissioner. The district is hosting a retirement party to thank him for his years ...