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Number of those without health insurance drops by nearly half since 2012

OLYMPIA — The number of people without health insurance in Washington state has dropped from 14.5 percent in 2012 to an estimated 7.3 percent, or 522,000 people, in 2015, according to a new report issued ...

Camano Island man hurt in one-vehicle crash; driver flees two-car State Route 544 collision

GLACIER ­— A Camano Island man was injured and transported to Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center after crashing his car on the Mount Baker Highway around 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13. Guy J. Wendinger, ...

Local students on college honor rolls

Montana State University BOZEMAN, MONT. — The Montana State University 2015 fall semester honor roll (3.5 GPA or higher) includes these local students: From Bellingham: Peter Finfrock, Rose Hopper, David ...

Boys & Girls Club adds Charbonneau to staff

BELLINGHAM — Boys & Girls Clubs of Whatcom County has hired Erica Charbonneau to the new executive-level position of chief development officer. Charbonneau will lead a development team in planning, ...

Meetings

Wednesday, Feb. 17 • Whatcom Community College Board of Trustees, Laidlaw Center board room, 237 W. Kellogg Rd., Bellingham, 2 p.m. • Lynden City Council Public Works Committee, second floor meeting ...

Calendar

ONGOING LHS musical Lynden High School presents Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” at 7 p.m. on Feb. 26-27 and March 4-5 and at 3 p.m. on Feb. 28 and March 6 in Judson Hall auditorium of Lynden Middle ...
Co-owner Jesse Nelson serves up a beer at newly opened Overflow Taps. (Tim Newcomb/Lynden Tribune)

Overflow Taps opens in Waples Building

LYNDEN — For lunch, dinner or an evening gathering of any sort, Overflow Taps has the beer, wine and cider to meet the occasion. And if you want food, you’re “encouraged” to bring it in to the ...

Dairy bill vies in Legislature

WHATCOM ­— The county dairy industry supports a legislative effort to keep the state Department of Agriculture involved in any new regulation of farms’ impact on water quality. Over the past year, ...

Senate affirms gender restroom stance

OLYMPIA — The Senate on Wednesday, Feb. 10, rejected 25-24 a bill that would repeal a rule affirming that people can use restrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity. The Washington State ...
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Lynden native sings with Armed Forces Chorus in Super Bowl pregame ceremonies

Lynden native Chelsi Vanderpol Ervien was a singer with the Armed Forces Chorus (pictured third from left, front row) that performed in the opening ceremonies of Super Bowl 50 on Sunday. Chelsi is a 2006 ...