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Lynden, LC schools plan for joint safety drill

LYNDEN — Practice makes perfect, as the old saying goes. That’s the thinking behind the Lynden School District’s upcoming Safety Day, set for Thursday, Feb. 21. “On Feb. 21, the Lynden School District, ...
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GPT scoping: Everyone got their say

BELLEVUE — The public provided more than 124,000 comments on the scope of an upcoming environmental impact statement for a proposed bulk-cargo shipping terminal and rail spur improvements at Cherry Point, ...
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WTA adds 8 hybrid buses

WHATCOM — Eight new hybrid buses entered Whatcom Transportation Authority service on Monday, Feb. 4. Compared to the 18-year-old diesel buses they replace, the new buses offer 40 percent greater fuel ...

Two injured in three-car E. Badger crash

EVERSON — Two people were injured in a three-car collision at about 11:24 a.m. on Monday at the intersection of East Badger and Van Buren roads. East Badger was closed for about five hours after the ...

Hands Across Border event at Blaine’s Peace Arch ends after 90 years

BLAINE — It began with school children on both sides of the border collecting their pennies, nickels and dimes to pay for some of the land around the Peace Arch in the 1920s. The Peace Arch itself had ...

Exhibit on native food traditions to be in Lynden starting Feb. 15

LYNDEN — An exhibit titled “Salish Bounty” opens Feb. 15 at the Lynden Pioneer Museum, 217 Front St. About native American food traditions, the traveling exhibit is from Seattle’s Burke Museum ...

Pump price up 14 cents in a week

SEATTLE — Average retail gasoline prices in Washington rose 13.9 cents per gallon in a week, averaging $3.48 on Feb. 3, according to GasBuddy. This compares with the national average that increased 14.4 ...

Replica tall ship in Bellingham Blaine in July

ABERDEEN — The Lady Washington replica 18th century sailing ship will be in Bellingham July 12-18 and in Blaine July 31 to Aug. 4 for public tours and excursions, announces the Grays Harbor Historical ...
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Bill Verwolf retiring

LYNDEN ­— In 42 years in local government, Bill Verwolf has found at least three things not worth fighting for: licensing cats, changing addresses, and revising a sign ordinance. “Those are things ...
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Neighborhood dispute sparks parking debate

LYNDEN — The Lynden Planning Commission will host a public hearing on Feb. 14 on a rule requiring businesses with off-street parking to use those parking spots. But this isn’t some procedural rule ...