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CBP hiring 2,000 more officers nationwide

SEATTLE — U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the agency responsible for securing U.S. borders from all threats, is accepting applications nationwide to increase CBP officer positions at air, land and ...

State looks for help naming new ferry

OLYMPIA — Construction of the next 144-car ferry is under way and the Washington State Transportation Commission invites people from across the state to get involved and submit their ideas for the new ...

GPT: Poll finds more support for coal terminals

BELLINGHAM — Support of Northwest coal exports has grown in the last year by six percentage points to 47 percent, claim backers of Gateway Pacific Terminal. Opposition to the exports has also fallen, ...

Lummi Nation endorses Knutzen for state office

WHATCOM -— In a letter dated July 18, Tim Ballew II, chairman of the Lummi Indian Business Council, declares the Lummi Nation’s endorsement of Bill Knutzen for State Representative Position 1 of the ...
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Parks and Rec District to discuss Bender Fields

LYNDEN — A special Thursday meeting of the Lynden Regional Parks and Recreation District commissioners will allow the public to comment on the concept of running a bond to help create new restrooms and ...

Primary election ballots due Tuesday

WHATCOM — Only voters in District 1 of southern Whatcom County vote in the primary election on the three-way race for county Public Utility District commissioner. That nonpartisan race matches up first-term ...

Councilor Bode: Fireworks not a high city priority

LYNDEN -— The city Public Safety Committee will allow time at some point for public comment on fireworks in Lynden, but it is not a high priority, said committee member and Lynden city councilor Gary ...
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Three sisters give up their long hair for a new look, cause

LYNDEN -— Not only did the three Spoelstra girls give up their thick long tresses of hair for cancer sufferers. They also got a nifty new hair styling in the process. “It makes them look so much older” ...
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Replica historic ships in Blaine July 29 to Aug. 3

BLAINE — Lady Washington, the official ship of Washington State, and her companion ship, Hawaiian Chieftain, will visit Blaine July 29 to Aug. 3. The visit includes Drayton Harbor Day Aug. 2-3. The ships ...

Lummi Island ferry in drydock Sept. 3-17, walk-on only

GOOSEBERRY POINT -— Annual drydock for the Lummi Island ferry Whatcom Chief is scheduled to go from Wednesday, Sept. 3, through Sept. 17, with regular service resuming Sept. 18, according to Whatcom ...