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Minimum wage in Washington to rise to $9.32

OLYMPIA — The Washington State minimum wage will increase 13 cents an hour to $9.32 on Jan. 1, the Department of Labor and Industries has announced. The minimum wage will remain the highest state rate ...
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Jeni Maakad vying for Miss Rodeo Washington

WHATCOM — When Custer native Jeni Maakad walks into the Miss Rodeo Washington pageant in Ellensburg on Thursday, she’s going to try to let the nerves dissipate, knowing this is a weekend she’s prepared ...
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20 musical acts here

LYNDEN ­— The Lynden Music Festival, continuing with performances at multiple venues this week, definitely crescendos to an all-male conclusion on Saturday and Sunday. The Male Ensemble Northwest, consisting ...

Tribune wins general excellence award

OLYMPIA — The Lynden Tribune won a second-place award for general excellence at the 2013 Washington Newspaper Publishers Association convention held last week. An awards banquet was held Friday evening. ...

Account formed to help fire victims

FERNDALE — The September house fire of Bob and Connie Nieuwendorp at 2985 Brown Rd. has led to a total loss of the house for the family. The Red Cross stepped in with initial assistance, but Paula Willand ...

Train show set for weekend

LYNDEN — The Lynden Lions Club’s 29th annual Train Show will fill the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds’ Henry Jansen Ag Building this weekend. With over 50,000 square feet of show space, it is one ...

Meridian district sets strategic planning input meetings

LAUREL ­— The Meridian School District has scheduled two community input meetings for the district’s long-range planning process. The meetings will both be at 6:30 p.m. The first was on Tuesday, Oct. ...

Artist Point road closed for season

MOUNT BAKER — With six inches of snow on the ground at Mount Baker and more in the forecast, crews closed the road to Artist Point for the season on Monday, Sept. 30. Maintenance workers with the Washington ...

Horse show this weekend at fair’s equine center

LYNDEN ­— Have a total horse experience at the revamped Lynden Horse Expo and Draft Horse Spectacular Oct. 4-6. The reconfigured event in the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds’ Equine Events Center ...

Kids’ events this week at Fairway

LYNDEN — A hay maze for kids will be set up in the Fairway Center east parking lot Thursday through Saturday, said Gary Vis, executive director of the Lynden Chamber of Commerce. An opportunity for horse ...