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Health insurance sign-up praised

SEATTLE -— Two-thirds of Whatcom County’s previously uninsured residents are now enrolled in health insurance, claims the Whatcom Alliance for Health Advancement. Last week, Gov. Jay Inslee, Sen. Patty ...

Ex-Lynden police officer faces child porn allegations

LYNDEN ­— Don Glunt, a 34-year Lynden police officer, was taken into custody Friday on allegations of child pornography following an investigation by the Washington State Patrol. The investigation by ...
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Five complete training for Sheriff’s deputy, jail jobs

BURIEN — Whatcom County Sheriff Bill Elfo reports that two new deputy sheriffs graduated from the 699th Session of the Washington Criminal Justice Training Commission’s 720-hour Basic Law Enforcement ...

NVHS keeps boosting disability awareness

EVERSON — Nooksack Valley High School has become something of a safe and respectful haven for students with disabilities, and large credit for that can go to the school’s disability awareness assemblies. ...
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Burial Society lowers entry fee as draw

LYNDEN ­— The Lynden Burial Society is making an outright pitch to draw new members into the “caring through sharing” organization. In a special push until June 30, enrollment is free for anyone ...

DelBene already has raised $1.2 million for reelection

BOTHELL — First-term Democratic Rep. Suzan DelBene raised $297,640 in the 2014 first quarter for total cash on hand of $894,090, her re-election campaign announced April 15. In all, DelBene’s campaign ...

Agencies want reports of elk crossings

SKAGIT — Three state agencies are seeking additional information regarding vehicle collisions with elk on State Route 20 between Sedro Woolley and Rockport. The North Cascades Elk Workgroup includes ...

Candidate filing will be May 12-16

WHATCOM — It’s a year mostly for elections of state and federal offices. The exception in Whatcom County will be an election of 15 commissioners to review and possibly propose changes to the County ...

Speaker series launched by Sust. Connections

BELLINGHAM — On May 22 Sustainable Connections begins a “Future of Business: People, Planet, Profit” speaker series that replaces the previous all-day Future of Business Conference. The first speaker ...

Opportunity Council can help with Puget Sound Energy bills

WHATCOM — The Opportunity Council’s Energy Assistance program continues to schedule appointments by phone for the Puget Sound Energy Home Energy Lifeline Program (PSE HELP) in Whatcom County. The phone ...