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MBHS has special claim upon ‘Boys in Boat’ book

  WHATCOM — As “The Boys in the Boat” book and author Daniel James Brown make a splash locally this month, Mount Baker High School can make a unique claim: One of the boys was a MBHS graduate ...

Crawford leaving County Council for work reasons

  BELLINGHAM ­— County Council member Sam Crawford announced Tuesday he is resigning his 2nd District seat effective March 1.   Crawford said in a letter read at the end of the evening’s meeting ...

Crawford leaving County Council for work reasons

  BELLINGHAM ­— County Council member Sam Crawford announced Tuesday he is resigning his 2nd District seat effective March 1.   Crawford said in a letter read at the end of the evening’s meeting ...
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SOL LEWIS AWARD WINNER: Celeste Mergens: Lynden-based Day For Girls has grown to over 70 countries

  Celeste Mergens has by now told the story countless times. She was in Kenya in 2008 to help with the living conditions at an orphanage there when she awoke one night at 2:30 a.m. with a burning question ...
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SOL LEWIS AWARD WINNER: Dick Decima: Exacting efficiency for the multiple good of the community

There was a little smile on Dick Decima’s face when he explained how the Washington Heritage Register officials told him they had never before seen an application quite like the one he helped submit ...

City to tighten up on stormwater runoff rules

  LYNDEN ­— The city will go through more steps than before to make sure its stormwater runoff isn’t polluting the Nooksack River.   Lynden has moved into a higher level of compliance with ...
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Men’s chorus performs here Feb. 7-8

  WHATCOM ­— Male Ensemble Northwest, a regional men’s singing group of 14 choral music educators, will be performing twice in concert locally the weekend of Feb. 7-8.   They will be guest ...

Sex trafficking to be focus of Feb. 5 WCC program

  BELLINGHAM — All are invited to learn more about the realities of human trafficking at “Not in Our Community! Sex Trafficking in the Northwest,” a 7 p.m. program on Thursday, Feb. 5, in Whatcom ...

Blaine man dies in Friday bicycle-truck collision

  BLAINE ­— A 53-year-old Blaine man died at the scene where he was crossing an intersection on a bicycle at 5:37 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 23, and was struck by a pickup truck, according to the Washington ...

Customs moves Trusted Traveler center; ribbon-cutting Thursday

CUSTER — U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Canada Border Services Agency will hold a ribbon-cutting opening ceremony for their newly relocated joint Trusted Traveler Enrollment Center.   The ...