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Events planned for MLK Jr. Day

BELLINGHAM ­— Community members are invited to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy of service, social justice and equal opportunity at events planned for Jan. 20, including the third annual ...

16th annual MLK Human Rights Conference on Saturday at WCC

BELLINGHAM — The 16th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Human Rights Conference will be held on Saturday, Jan. 18, in Whatcom Community College’s Syre Center. Doors open for area educators to register ...

Retirees give schools $4,500

WHATCOM — The Whatcom County School Retirees Association gives out mini­grants and scholarships to local schools. Recently, 12 schools and 37 classrooms enjoyed a visit by a Whatcom County school retiree ...

Libraries getting training for handheld gadgets

OLYMPIA — The Washington State Library is partnering with local libraries across the state providing “Gadget Menagerie” training on handheld devices for library staff. Library patrons and students ...

McAuley to head port commission

BELLINGHAM — Port commissioners on Jan. 7 chose member Michael McAuley, who was just reelected to a second term, as president for 2014. New commissioner Dan Robbins will be vice president and incumbent ...

105 arrested for DUI during recent emphasis

WHATCOM — In a recent emphasis patrol during the holidays, 105 motorists were stopped and arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI) in Whatcom and San Juan counties. A year before ...
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Paying for better schools

LYNDEN — On Tuesday, Feb. 11, Lynden School District residents will vote “yes” or “no” on a proposed $46 million facilities bond that, if approved, will go toward constructing two new schools ...

More Lynden trail connections planned

LYNDEN — Expect plenty of trail-related activity surrounding Fisher Elementary School in the next two years. With the city already securing a state grant to construct trail — which will eventually ...
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Sophomores learning CPR

LYNDEN ­— This year’s high school sophomores are getting trained in a new skill. And while it may not land them a great job, it could save someone else’s life. They’re learning the basics of CPR, ...

State still buying Guide right-of-way

WHATCOM — The Washington State Department of Transportation is still buying right-of-way along Guide Meridian Road in Lynden, hopeful the state highway can be widened in the future. Original Guide widening ...