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Truck that took down Skagit I-5 bridge was too high

OLYMPIA — Detectives from the Washington State Patrol have determined that the truck that struck the Interstate 5 Skagit River bridge in May 2013, leading to its collapse, was two inches over-height. ...

BIA noted by travel bureau for low airport fares

BELLINGHAM — Fares have decreased more in the last 14 years at Bellingham International Airport than at any other airport in the nation, a drop of 59.7 percent, the U.S. Transportation Bureau reports. ...

Home insurance rates analyzed; Lynden in top 20

WHATCOM -— Analysts at ValuePenguin.com, a personal finance research company, found that Lynden is among the top 20 cheapest cities (18th) in the state for homeowners’ insurance, with premiums averaging ...
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Lyncs win state title

YAKIMA — After 18 consecutive trips to the state tournament, Lynden Christian volleyball now has a state championship trophy to add to the showcase. The Lyncs swept district rival King’s 25-15, 25-22, ...

School board considers facilities

LYNDEN -— Public school board members received a pair of recommendations for new school buildings from a Facilities Committee last week, but took no action. Superintendent Jim Frey, who chaired the committee, ...

Standoff leaves one dead

DEMING -— A 37-year-old man died in gunfire with a county sheriff’s special response team, after he had reportedly shot at officers first, in a residence at 5765 Mosquito Lake Rd. Sunday afternoon. ...

Big batteries seen as power backup for Glacier area

GLACIER -— Batteries the size of a truck shipping container could become a solution to unique power supply challenges in this foothills community. Puget Sound Energy is pursuing details of the $9.8 million ...
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Pie time

Pies were being made by the dozens at the Lynden Community Center for the annual Holiday Bazaar and Bake Sale last week Thursday and Friday. From left, Irene Kavros and Joyce Harlan team up on the apple ...

Mt. Baker Highway to close next summer for four months

Replacing bridge will close Mt. Baker Highway at Anderson Creek for four months WHATCOM — A section of the Mount Baker Highway will be closed for four months next summer for a Washington State Department ...

Roadside surveys aim to develop a snapshot of driver drug use in Washington

WHATCOM -— In the summer, roadside surveys were conducted by the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation in Washington to measure the degree of impaired driving taking place on state roads. The ...