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Dinner auction event Friday aids three couples dealing with cancer

LYNDEN — Everyone is admitted to an evening event this Friday, April 25, that will help three local couples dealing with cancer. The barbecue dinner, silent auction, raffle and more will be in North ...

April 30 event informs on state of tourism

BELLINGHAM — An April 30 tourism event includes an informational presentation on “The State of the American Traveler.” This will cover tourism trends and research, creative best practices, taking ...

Local medical society celebrates 125 years

WHATCOM — It was late in 1889, the year Washington became a state, that seven Whatcom County physicians came together to create the Whatcom County Medical Society. Now at age 125, the professional association ...

Puyallup fair building burns

PUYALLUP — Evergreen Hall of the Washington State Fair Event Center was gutted by a fire early April 14, shortly after the Washington State Spring Fair had concluded Sunday evening. No one was injured ...

Dining out May 6 can help out Maple Alley Inn

WHATCOM — Over 50 local restaurants are participating in the Opportunity Council’s 14th annual Dine Out for Maple Alley Inn, coming up on Tuesday, May 6. Each restaurant owner will donate a percentage ...
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MV farm workers’ forum raises bounty of issues

MOUNT VERNON — Alternating chants of “We want a contract” and “Queremos un contracto” echoed outside the Skagit Public Utility District building Monday night as the Latino Civic Alliance convened ...

City will look at reusing Darigold ‘cow water’

LYNDEN ­— When milk is turned into powder, obviously some water is pulled out of it. “Cow water,” it’s been called. The Lynden Darigold milk drying plant is in the business of creating both milk ...

Mobile home fire displaces two west of Lynden

CUSTER — Volunteers with the Mt. Baker Chapter of the American Red Cross responded to an early-morning fire on the Lynden-Birch Bay Road on Friday, April 18. The fire started due to an electrical malfunction ...

Lighthouse Mission getting elevator, with partners’ help

BELLINGHAM — The Lighthouse Mission will get a much-needed elevator at the Ministries, thanks to help from the Northwest Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. The chapter consulted with Ron ...

Overstreet: Shepard should quit over ‘less white’ stance

OLYMPIA — State Rep. Jason Overstreet, of Lynden, has called for the resignation of Western Washington University President Bruce Shepard over comments made by the president about wanting a more racially ...