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ELECTIONS: Whatcom County Council District 2: Ben Elenbaas

WHATCOM — Farmer Ben Elenbaas wants voters to know that voting local means choosing a candidate for Whatcom County Council’s District 2 position who will preserve Whatcom County and keep major decisions ...
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ELECTIONS: Whatcom County Council District 2: Ken Mann

WHATCOM — Speaking in a general sense, Whatcom County Council District 2 candidate Ken Mann believes in a clean environment, good jobs and safe neighborhoods. But the current councilmember is plenty ...

ELECTIONS: Kowalczyk, Robbins vie for Dist. 1 Port seat

WHATCOM — The Port of Bellingham commission is a nonpartisan elected body consisting of three people across three districts. The board oversees countywide port operations by providing policy direction ...

Three in Lynden finance honored

LYNDEN ­— Three workers in the City of Lynden finance department have received the Professional Finance Officer award from the Washington Finance Officers Association for 2013. The three are: finance ...

Ferndale manhunt wasn’t actually for Lynden murder suspect

WHATCOM — The Monday, Sept. 23, manhunt near Ferndale for 2011 Lynden murder suspect Salvador Rodriguez likely wasn’t a hunt for the fugitive after all. When a passenger bolted from a vehicle during ...

Bellingham YWCA takes in WomenCare Shelter

BELLINGHAM — Womencare Shelter, locally serving survivors of domestic violence since 1979, became part of YWCA Bellingham on Oct. 1. Leaders of both organizations said the strategic partnership is the ...
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Searching for the perfect pumpkin

Stoney Ridge Farm on Van Dyk Road is loaded right now with pumpkins, as well as gourds and lots of apples for the choosing of customers. Many school and preschool groups are also visiting the farm in October. ...

Darigold: Expect loud blasts from plant on Oct. 10

LYNDEN — The Darigold plant will emit some loud blasts on Thursday afternoon, Oct. 10, during required boiler stack testing, said plant manager Ethan Buckmier. This has been done before and caught people ...

Whatcom Homefront sends packages to those still in action

WHATCOM — Whatcom Homefront is a non-political county organization that supports those serving in war zones. Packages of needed items are mailed to service members four or five times per year. Anyone ...

Special programs at State Archives in October

BELLINGHAM — For a seventh year, the State Archives is celebrating Archives Month in October, and the Northwest Branch Archive at Western Washington University in Bellingham is part of it, hosting two ...