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Tickets free for veterans, families

BELLINGHAM -— Northwest event planners and ticket buyers have donated more than $100,000 in entertainment event tickets to Northwest veterans, U.S. military and their immediate family members through ...

County selling tax-foreclosed properties Nov. 21

BELLINGHAM -— Whatcom County’s annual public auction of tax foreclosure property will be on Friday, Nov. 21, starting at 9 a.m., in the County Council chambers of the County Courthouse, 311 Grand Ave. ...

Power lost locally in Thursday wind

WHATCOM -— About 5,400 customers of Puget Sound Energy lost power in the strong winds of Thursday, Nov. 6, but all customers were restored by 2 a.m. Friday, reported Akiko Oda, a spokeswoman for the ...

Avoid cold-season fires

OLYMPIA — Electrical fires in homes account for over 26,000 residential fires annually, resulting in 280 deaths and over $1 billion in property loss in the United States. “Traditionally, we see more ...

Retail center rezone hearing delayed

LYNDEN — Word was sent to 19th Street residents on Monday that the retail partner in the proposed North Sound Retail Center had pulled out, cancelling Thursday’s public hearing before the Lynden Planning ...

Lynden schools’ goals detailed

LYNDEN — The Lynden School District recently released its Strategic Plan outlining the district’s primary focuses for the next three years, more specifically for the 2014-15 school year. Compiled following ...

Republicans keep 42nd District

WHATCOM -— Local Republicans surged to victory on the national wave in the Nov. 4 election, with Luanne Van Werven winning the 42nd District’s open state House position over Satpal Sidhu and Doug Ericksen ...
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Whatcom County Charter Review Commission Results

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Mayor outlines 2015 budget

LYNDEN -— Mayor Scott Korthuis has introduced a 2015 preliminary city budget of $55.6 million overall, with just under $11 million of that in the main General Fund for city operations. The budget is ...

Four workers OK after roof fire

LYNDEN -— A four-man roofing crew at a Woodcreek Drive residential property avoided serious injury Friday after glue they were working with exploded into flames. However, three workers were taken to ...