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VanWerven in favor of budget

OLYMPIA — State lawmakers voted Monday to approve a two-year state operating budget and sent it to the governor for his signature. The budget document comes just in time to begin funding the new fiscal ...

Voter registering, address changes due in July 6

WHATCOM ­— Are you registered to vote? Registered at your current address? The 2015 primary election will be on Aug. 4 in Washington, and deadlines for getting registered to vote or to change an address ...

Man killed in Siper Road shooting on Friday

EVERSON ­— At about 4:15 p.m. Friday afternoon, Whatcom County 911 dispatch received a call from a subject stating that a man had been shot at his address in the 6300 block of Siper Road. Deputies and ...

Three local students graduate from Bremerton youth academy

BREMERTON — The Washington Youth Academy graduated three Whatcom students during commencement ceremonies on June 20. Among 140 students completing the program, the second largest class since the academy ...

Relay For Life of North Whatcom raised $58,688

LYNDEN ­— The 2015 Relay For Life of North Whatcom raised nearly $60,000, with 20 teams and 210 individuals participating at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds overnight June 19-20. The tally was ...

Be energy-smart as temps continue to remain warm

BELLEVUE — Puget Sound Energy is encouraging its more than 1.1 million electric customers to be even more energy conscious as temperatures jump into the 90s in the current heat wave. Across its service ...

Meetings

Thursday, July 2 • Commissioners of Lynden Regional Parks and Recreation District, southeast conference room, City Hall Annex, 205 Fourth St., 7 p.m. Friday, July 3 • Public offices closed for the ...
Local students from Lalawigan, Philippines, learn to use a new water tower. (Courtesy photo by Tony Neal)

Lynden-area church sends locals to Philippines to install water towers

LYNDEN — Installing five sanitary water towers in tsunami-stricken regions of the Philippines wouldn’t have happened without a completely local effort. Led by Calvary Creekside, a church located east ...

Learn about 3D printing in summer classes

BELLINGHAM — Students and educators can discover the world of 3D printing this summer in two new non-credit courses offered through Whatcom Community College’s Community & Continuing Education ...

Blood reserves running low

SEATTLE — Bloodworks Northwest (formerly named the Puget Sound Blood Center) issued an urgent appeal for donors on June 25. Blood collections began to dip sharply as a result of the increasing heat wave ...