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Lummi Island ferry due back in service today

WHATCOM ­— The Lummi Island ferry is scheduled to return to service on Wednesday, Sept. 25, at approximately 3 p.m. Whatcom County Public Works said. However, that the date is contingent upon the Whatcom ...

Health Care: 1,000 brokers trained to help enroll in state health plans

OLYMPIA — The Washington Health Benefit Exchange says that more than 1,000 registered insurance brokers will be available to help Washingtonians enroll in new health coverage options through Washington ...

Health Care: Four companies offer individual health plans in Whatcom

OLYMPIA ­— In Washington State Region 2, as of Sept. 20, four insurance companies intended to offer individual health plans in Whatcom County in the new Health Benefit Exchange: • Community Health ...

Health Care: NFIB: Informing has been lousy

OLYMPIA — Obamacare will begin to take full effect Oct. 1, when the law’s health insurance exchanges are scheduled to open. Most small businesses — those with 50 or fewer full-time employees — ...

Health Care: Know your rights and options on the insurance scene

OLYMPIA — Thousands of consumers who buy their own health insurance are receiving letters from their insurance company telling them their old health plan is going away and that they will have to pick ...

Cloud Mountain Fruit Festival returns Oct. 5-6

EVERSON — Cloud Mountain Farm Center, 6906 Goodwin Rd., hosts its 24nd annual Fruit Festival on Oct. 5-6, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. There is opportunity for ...
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Toy show Saturday to fill fair building in Lynden

LYNDEN — The 28th annual Puget Sound Toy Show, involving showing, selling and trading of toy tractors, trucks and cars, returns to the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds Expo Building this Saturday, Sept. ...

Informational series looks at I-522 GMO issue

BELLINGHAM — The Community Food Co-op is organizing an informational series on GMOs (genetically modified organisms) that aims for a broader understanding of issues surrounding GMOs and their presence ...

Border Patrol activity report

BLAINE — The information listed below is from arrests and seizures related to the U.S. Border Patrol in the Blaine Sector area of operations. For security reasons, this may not be a complete list of ...
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Former Tribune reporter now author

WHATCOM — Caleb Breakey is still writing, but not about the local sports scene as he once did. The Bellingham 27-year-old — and Lynden Tribune reporter up to March 2011 — is seeing his first book ...