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Lynden officer to speak on human trafficking topic

BELLINGHAM — Whatcom Community College will host a Human Trafficking Awareness event at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, in Heiner Theater. The free event is presented by WCC’s Programming & Diversity ...

Day on fruit tree growing March 1 at Mount Vernon

MOUNT VERNON — The Western Washington Fruit Research Foundation presents its Winter Field Day on Saturday, March 1, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Washington State University Northwest Washington ...

Habitat needs show volunteers

WHATCOM — Habitat for Humanity of Whatcom County is looking for at least 20 volunteers willing to enthusiastically staff two Habitat booths at the Whatcom Home and Garden Show. Volunteers are needed ...

42nd District legislators in Blaine Saturday

BLAINE ­— The three lawmakers of the 42nd District of north Whatcom County will host a town hall meeting from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 22, in the Blaine High School Performing Arts Center. Reps. ...

Specialty crop insurance is topic at Mount Vernon listening session

MOUNT VERNON — A new five-year Farm Bill was finalized by Congress in early February. Now agriculture agencies want to hear from farmers as the new legislation takes shape. A session for specialty crop ...

Lynden man charged with manslaughter in June stray-shot death

By Mark Reimers WHATCOM — Investigators announced last week that they believe they know who fired the bullet that killed a 23-year-old Ferndale High School graduate last year. Nicholas A. Zylstra, 31, ...

County now has pot moratorium

WHATCOM ­— Quickly after hearing of problems, the County Council slapped an emergency moratorium on new applications to grow, process or sell marijuana in the county. The Feb. 11 action on the proposal ...

Police solve two thefts in one discovery

LYNDEN — The discovery of one crime led Lynden Police to solve a second crime. “We had the cases solved prior to being reported,” said Lynden police detective Lee Beld, “which is a nice change.” ...

Delta Nine marijuana application raising emotions

WHATCOM — As local residents fight against a marijuana production and processing application in Clearbrook, located between Lynden and Sumas, the Whatcom County Council is figuring out how to deal with ...

Sister of WWU’s first African-American student speaks to school

BELLINGHAM — Sandra Campbell, the sister of Willis Ball, who graduated as the first African-American graduate of Western Washington University in 1956, spoke to WWU students on Saturday, Feb. 8. Campbell, ...