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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 ...

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 ...