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Candidates step up for 42nd Dist.

WHATCOM -— Two local individuals leaning Democratic jumped into the state 42nd District House of Representative races on the last day of filing Friday. Satpal Sidhu, of the Lynden area, will take on ...
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Students focus on legislative issues

BELLINGHAM — Hugh Foulke first began introducing students to civics around 1970 at Ferndale High School. For the past six or seven years, he has extended that to other schools as well, in the form of ...

Fair names Collective Soul to final grandstand slot

LYNDEN — After Pentatonix turned down the Northwest Washington Fair Facebook pollsters, the fair went back to the Internet to seek help in finding its final grandstand act for August. This time Collective ...
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Worth the effort

Farmers Equipment Co. brought an Oxbo berry harvester to Lynden Christian Middle School last week. Along with pizza and ice cream bars, it was reward for a winning ad drawn by student Emma VandeVoort in ...

Glunt porn case to trial July 21

WHATCOM -— The child pornography case against former Lynden police officer Donald M. Glunt is scheduled to come to county Superior Court trial on July 21. A pretrial hearing is set for July 9. At arraignment ...

CF bike-athon officially ended

LYNDEN -— It would be hard to top the sense of achievement reached in 2013 when the Lynden Bike-a-thon for Cystic Fibrosis hit its 30th year having raised a cumulative $1 million. So the long-running ...
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Officially a new Main bridge

Monday marked a ceremony to commemorate the official opening of the on-budget new Main Street bridge. At the ceremony were Nathan Zylstra of Reichhardt & Ebe Engineering, city administrator Mike Martin, ...

Farmers making progress toward new ag district

WHATCOM — At a Farm Water Meeting in January, farmers unveiled a bold strategy of seeking to form a number of new Watershed Improvement Districts in Whatcom County. Their goal is a significant and sustained ...

Extra patrols target distracted drivers

WHATCOM — Law enforcement officers will be out in extra force from May 19 through June 1 searching for not only unbuckled drivers but distracted drivers as part of the annual “Click it or Ticket” ...

State forestry association to have annual meeting here

WHATCOM -— The Washington Farm Forestry Association, a nonprofit group representing small family forest landowners in the state, will have its annual meeting here May 15-17. Thursday and Friday activities ...