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More charges still possible in June accidental shooting death

FERNDALE — The extent of the charges against two Whatcom County men suspected of being involved in the accidental fatal shooting of a woman in June is still not known, according to the Whatcom County ...
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2013 Sol H. Lewis community service award winners

LYNDEN ­— A love of music brought this pair together in the first place and keeps them strong together now. But behind the music is equally a love of vibrant community life that drives Doug Broersma ...
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Farmers challenged to organize on water issues

LYNDEN ­— To about 250 gathered on a Monday holiday, board members of the Ag District Coalition made a case for more unity on water issues they say will determine farmers’ survival in Whatcom County. ...

Former Rite Aid space in Towne Plaza available in November 2014

LYNDEN — Even as more space on the west side of the 127,859-square-foot Lynden Towne Plaza has come vacant, property owner Ennen Brothers Partnership continues to renew leases with tenants in the rest ...

Riverview will finally connect Hannegan to Sixth St.

LYNDEN — Long planned but without funding, Riverview Road is finally in concrete planning by the city of Lynden. Completed, it will create a new connection between Hannegan Road and Sixth Street south ...

Full year of construction ahead for plant

LYNDEN — Crews building Lynden’s new water treatment plant have spent plenty of time below ground, but the public will start to see work rise above the surface this spring as IMCO Construction continues ...

Hot ashes blamed in Pollman Circle Jan. 8 house fire

WHATCOM ­— Improper disposal of hot ashes was determined to be the cause of a house fire south of Lynden on Jan. 8. The blaze caused some structural damage and smoke damage throughout the house in the ...

Trucks getting first inspection on Canadian soil

BLAINE — The concept of pre-inspecting the cargo of U.S.-bound trucks while still in Canada has been deemed feasible, the Customs and Border Protection agency reports, and will continue to a second phase ...

Report: Level of local DV still ‘significant’

WHATCOM — Significant levels of domestic violence still exist in Whatcom County, according to a comprehensive benchmarking report from the Bellingham-Whatcom County Commission Against Domestic Violence. ...

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 ...