Abortion survivor to speak Tuesday

LAUREL — Full of joy, hope and passion in defense of the unborn, Gianna Jessen will speak at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 17, followed by a meet-and-greet opportunity, at Meridian High School. The free ...

Gingerbread contest part of port holiday fest

BELLINGHAM — The Port of Bellingham’s Holiday Port Festival will be Dec. 4-6, and a gingerbread contest open to the public is part of it. The deadline to turn in an entry form is Wednesday, Nov. 25, ...

Studded tires now allowed

OLYMPIA — With winter on its way, now’s the time to be sure you and your vehicle are prepared for snow and ice. The keys to a safe, stress-free winter-driving season are: slow down, ensure you’re ...

Correction

Whatcom County Fire Districts 1 and 14 requested increases in their property tax levy. Those propositions only require a simple majority, not 60 percent, so they are in passing status at 55.2 and 56.5 ...

Whatcom eligible for windstorm recovery aid

CAMP MURRAY, Wash. — The Federal Emergency Management Agency has extended federal disaster aid under the Public Assistance program to three additional Washington counties affected by the Aug. 29 severe ...

Retired Skagit judge appointed trustee

BELLINGHAM — Gov. Jay Inslee has appointed retired Superior Court Judge John M. Meyer of Mount Vernon to Western Washington University’s Board of Trustees. “John Meyer has served the state in many ...

Letters to the editor

Abortion consequences harmful for life   There is a problem that the world thinks is right — abortion. You see, a baby is a baby no matter what it looks like. Even if a developing baby looks like a ...

Meetings

Wednesday, Nov. 11 • Many public offices, schools and businesses are closed for Veterans Day. • Tenmile Creek Clean Water Project, BelleWood Acres community room, 6140 Guide Meridian Rd., 6:30 p.m. • ...

Lighted Christmas Parade part of busy Dec. 4-5 weekend

LYNDEN — The Lighted Christmas Parade is set for Saturday, Dec. 5, as part of a busy weekend of holiday-themed events planned by the Lynden Chamber of Commerce. Here’s a summary: Holiday Dessert Baking ...

Somers commits to play basketball at Seattle Pacific

LYNDEN — Lynden senior Sterling Somers has committed to playing Division II basketball at Seattle Pacific University, the two-sport athlete announced on Sunday. “I’ve always wanted to play college ...