Study finds nearly half of state’s distracted drivers are texting

SEATTLE — In the state’s first study to examine driver use of electronic devices, investigators from the University of Washington found that more than 8 percent of drivers were engaged in the use of ...
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Main Street bridge foundations take shape

LYNDEN — Out with the old and in with the new. That’s exactly where things stand at the Main Street culvert replacement project just west of Lynden Middle School. Crews from Interwest Construction ...
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Skagit I-5 bridge to slide into place Saturday eve.

BURLINGTON — The temporary Interstate 5 bridge spanning the Skagit River has only a few more days of use before crews slide over into place the permanent replacement on Saturday evening. Barring any ...

Mudslides close SR 20 North Cascades Highway through the weekend

RAINY PASS – Heavy rain caused more mud and rock slides over State Route 20 in several locations, indefinitely closing a 24-mile stretch between the North Cascades passes. With heavier rains expected ...

State rules could drop marijuana store in Lynden

WHATCOM — Lynden could have a new marijuana-dispensing retail outlet by next June, according to rules approved by the Washington State Liquor Control Board. And it is all part of a large-scale plan to ...

Lynden lost $6.4 million for Pepin Creek project, new water plant

LYNDEN — The city of Lynden’s expectation of $6.4 million in state Public Works Trust Fund money was cut from the state’s 2013-15 budget this summer. That leaves city officials looking for new ways ...

Lynden Food Pavilion getting ‘refreshing’ store layout

LYNDEN — Shopping in the Lynden Food Pavilion will look a lot fresher in mid-fall once a complete store upgrade has been finished, said The Markets LLC spokesperson Sue Cole. The Lynden store, one of ...

Engedi Refuge Ministries hosting run/walk at Lake Padden

WHATCOM — The first-ever Run4Refuge is set for Saturday, Sept. 28, at Lake Padden. The family event, which includes a 2.6-mile walk/run, will benefit Engedi Refuge Ministries, a local ministry, and help ...

Proposed sub- division flies in face of Pepin Creek plans

LYNDEN — Even with a host of “concerns,” owners Gordy and Janice Bogaard have presented a proposal to the Lynden Planning Commission for a new subdivision north of Main Street on property owned by ...
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A taste of the Mediterranean in Lynden

LYNDEN — Tony Van Rooyen has brought a little Mediterranean to Lynden. The longtime Lynden gardener has spent 20 years cultivating a quintessential Mediterranean fruit — the fig — growing a Desert ...