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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 ...
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20 musical acts here

LYNDEN ­— The Lynden Music Festival, continuing with performances at multiple venues this week, definitely crescendos to an all-male conclusion on Saturday and Sunday. The Male Ensemble Northwest, consisting ...

Tribune wins general excellence award

OLYMPIA — The Lynden Tribune won a second-place award for general excellence at the 2013 Washington Newspaper Publishers Association convention held last week. An awards banquet was held Friday evening. ...

Account formed to help fire victims

FERNDALE — The September house fire of Bob and Connie Nieuwendorp at 2985 Brown Rd. has led to a total loss of the house for the family. The Red Cross stepped in with initial assistance, but Paula Willand ...