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Teen hiring rules aim for safety

OLYMPIA — As the summer hiring season for teens is here, it’s important for employers to understand how the safety rules change for teens. Put simply, the law requires employers to treat teens differently ...

Church land rezone effort resurfaces

LYNDEN — Remember 2012 and City Bible Church’s attempt to rezone 18.6 acres north of the church at Main Street and Guide Meridian Road from residential to regional commercial? The application has returned ...

S&V Insurance merging with Oltman

WHATCOM — Oltman Insurance has over 80 years of Whatcom County history; S&V Insurance has six. But the common goal of keeping the two insurance firms completely local has them merging, effective ...
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City adds money for 401 Front St. demolition

LYNDEN -— The city hopes to tap into transportation improvement dollars to help with the demolition of a weakened building at 401 Front St. The connection is that the building’s removal will pave the ...
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Woods Coffee partners with Engedi Refuge efforts

LYNDEN — The Woods Coffee will sell a limited-edition run of unique coffee mugs to help raise funds to fight human trafficking. Each of 100 hand-crafted, leather-wrapped Mason-jar mugs will be individually ...

Woods Coffee roasting here

LYNDEN — All 14 The Woods Coffee locations in Whatcom County have started using coffee beans roasted in the company’s Lynden headquarters. Woods installed a roaster at its headquarters and bakery location ...

State collections beating forecasts

OLYMPIA — State revenues for the month ending June 10 were $60.5 million, or 3.4 percent higher than what was predicted in February, according to the latest state revenue report. Tax payments to the ...

Jewell named to insurer’s council

LYNDEN — Farmers Insurance agent Andrew Jewell has been named to the national insurer’s prestigious Presidents Council representing excellence in service, consistency in business performance and commitment ...

Big upgrade at the Tribune

LYNDEN — When Lynden residents drove down Grover Street in April, it was tough to miss that something unusual was going on at the Lynden Tribune warehouse. In fact, employees of the Tribune were working ...

Cloud Mountain’s Tom Thornton wins Western honor

BELLINGHAM — Thomas Thornton, operator of Cloud Mountain Farm of Everson with his wife Cheryl, has been named one of Western Washington University’s 2014 Distinguished Alumni. Thornton was recognized ...