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Riverview will finally connect Hannegan to Sixth St.

LYNDEN — Long planned but without funding, Riverview Road is finally in concrete planning by the city of Lynden. Completed, it will create a new connection between Hannegan Road and Sixth Street south ...

Full year of construction ahead for plant

LYNDEN — Crews building Lynden’s new water treatment plant have spent plenty of time below ground, but the public will start to see work rise above the surface this spring as IMCO Construction continues ...

Hot ashes blamed in Pollman Circle Jan. 8 house fire

WHATCOM ­— Improper disposal of hot ashes was determined to be the cause of a house fire south of Lynden on Jan. 8. The blaze caused some structural damage and smoke damage throughout the house in the ...

Trucks getting first inspection on Canadian soil

BLAINE — The concept of pre-inspecting the cargo of U.S.-bound trucks while still in Canada has been deemed feasible, the Customs and Border Protection agency reports, and will continue to a second phase ...

Report: Level of local DV still ‘significant’

WHATCOM — Significant levels of domestic violence still exist in Whatcom County, according to a comprehensive benchmarking report from the Bellingham-Whatcom County Commission Against Domestic Violence. ...

Events planned for MLK Jr. Day

BELLINGHAM ­— Community members are invited to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy of service, social justice and equal opportunity at events planned for Jan. 20, including the third annual ...

16th annual MLK Human Rights Conference on Saturday at WCC

BELLINGHAM — The 16th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Human Rights Conference will be held on Saturday, Jan. 18, in Whatcom Community College’s Syre Center. Doors open for area educators to register ...

Retirees give schools $4,500

WHATCOM — The Whatcom County School Retirees Association gives out mini­grants and scholarships to local schools. Recently, 12 schools and 37 classrooms enjoyed a visit by a Whatcom County school retiree ...

Libraries getting training for handheld gadgets

OLYMPIA — The Washington State Library is partnering with local libraries across the state providing “Gadget Menagerie” training on handheld devices for library staff. Library patrons and students ...

McAuley to head port commission

BELLINGHAM — Port commissioners on Jan. 7 chose member Michael McAuley, who was just reelected to a second term, as president for 2014. New commissioner Dan Robbins will be vice president and incumbent ...