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Kershner, Buchanan in District 1 council race

BELLINGHAM — Whatcom County Council incumbent Kathy Kershner and challenger Barry Buchanan portrayed the county’s land use battles through different lenses as they spoke at a candidates forum Thursday, ...
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Michelle Luke brings planning issues needing solution

WHATCOM — For candidate Michelle Luke, her second shot at a Whatcom County Council seat isn’t like the first. That’s because the Lummi Island resident didn’t just walk away from local issues when ...
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Election: Carl Weimer seeks third term, citing ‘huge’ issues coming up

WHATCOM — Carl Weimer had to stop and think about it before eventually deciding to seek a third term representing Whatcom County District 3. “I like mixing it up and getting fresh blood in there,” ...

Election: Bell, McAuley vie for District 2 port commissioner

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 ...
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Fourplex to replace Grover St. house

LYNDEN — The 110-year-old house on the southeast corner of Grover and First streets will come down within a month to make room for a new fourplex. Fatdog Investments owners Randy and Jennifer Snider, ...

Beware of road delays

WHATCOM — On Thursday, Oct. 17, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Whatcom County Public Works will do road maintenance at the intersection of Northwest and Axton roads. The work will include a single lane asphalt ...

Search for man missing at Baker Lake suspended

BAKER LAKE — As of Tuesday night, Oct. 8, at 6:30 p.m. there were no more developments in the search for Jason Lee Lovelady, the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office reported. Search operations had covered ...

Maakad is second for state rodeo

WHATCOM ­— Contestant Jeni Maakad from Custer was chosen first runner-up in the Miss Rodeo Washington Pageant held last week in Ellensburg. “She won several categories, but fell short of the top. ...

DelBene on panel in Congress crafting farm bill

WASHINGTON, DC – Northwest Washington Congresswoman Suzan DelBene has been named a member of the conference committee to negotiate a reauthorized Farm Bill. The House of Representatives on Oct. 11 passed ...

Kredit’s geology adult education class repeated

LYNDEN ­— Because a first offering filled up so quickly, popular Lynden Christian High School teacher Harlan Kredit will do a second “Geology of Whatcom County” adult education class. The two-part ...