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Hope Lutheran hosting sock drive to benefit community

LYNDEN — Every year, the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America asks all its congregations nationwide to do a service project for their community. It’s called “God’s Work. Our Hands.” This year, ...

42nd District State Representative Race: Satpal Sidhu

Satpal Sidhu has a diverse background, with engineering, business ownership and education filling 40 years of experience that he wants to bring to Olympia as the 42nd District state representative. A question-and-answer ...

42nd District State Representative Race: Luanne VanWerven

Luanne VanWerven knows rural Whatcom County and politics, a combined knowledge she hopes to bring to Olympia as the 42nd District representative. A question-and-answer with VanWerven follows. Answers have ...

For Custer area, county resending WID ballots

WHATCOM -— The county is sending out correct instructions for voting on the proposed Drayton Watershed Improvement District, after incorrect instructions were sent out at first. “Hold on to your ballots ...

Planning Comm. District 3 vacancy

WHATCOM -— The County Council wants to fill a District 3 opening on the county Planning Commission by Oct. 28. District 3 is generally west of the Guide Meridian. Applicants must be qualified registered ...

Social issues forum Thursday

BELLINGHAM — Hunger, homelessness and social services will be topics at the Oct. 16 forum featuring candidates for Washington state legislative districts 40 and 42. The forum is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. ...

Ballots being mailed today —two days earlier

WHATCOM — Ballots for the Nov. 4 general election will be mailed to Whatcom County registered voters on Wednesday, Oct. 15. This is two days earlier than in prior elections to allow extra time for mail ...

County partners working toward ebola readiness

WHATCOM — With the Ebola epidemic in West Africa now a growing global concern, partners in Whatcom County are trying to be proactive. The Whatcom County Health Department is working closely with PeaceHealth ...

Everson, Nooksack joining FD1?

EVERSON — The administrative duties of Everson and Nooksack employees could get a bit easier next year, as the cities are actively pursuing an annexation that would make them both part of surrounding ...

CHCC to fill adult day health gap

WHATCOM -— The Christian Health Care Center of Lynden will help fill the gap in adult day health that arises when a PeaceHealth St. Joseph program closes at the end of 2014. By the summer of 2015 CHCC ...