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Sex trafficking to be focus of Feb. 5 WCC program

  BELLINGHAM — All are invited to learn more about the realities of human trafficking at “Not in Our Community! Sex Trafficking in the Northwest,” a 7 p.m. program on Thursday, Feb. 5, in Whatcom ...

Blaine man dies in Friday bicycle-truck collision

  BLAINE ­— A 53-year-old Blaine man died at the scene where he was crossing an intersection on a bicycle at 5:37 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 23, and was struck by a pickup truck, according to the Washington ...

Customs moves Trusted Traveler center; ribbon-cutting Thursday

CUSTER — U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Canada Border Services Agency will hold a ribbon-cutting opening ceremony for their newly relocated joint Trusted Traveler Enrollment Center.   The ...
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LC picks new leader

LYNDEN — Lynden Christian School has chosen Paul Bootsma to replace outgoing superintendent Don Kok when he retires following the 2014-15 school year.   Bootsma currently serves as principal and ...

Problem wall delays 401 Front St. project

LYNDEN — This is a problem when buildings are well over 100 years old.   The bricks and mortar that form the common wall between the condemned 401 Front St. building and adjoining Dutch Mothers Family ...

Ericksen: Stop Seattle tunnel drilling project

  OLYMPIA — It’s time to pull the plug on Bertha, the tunnel boring machine that has been stuck under downtown Seattle for more than a year without budging, say two state senators, including Doug ...

Local operation impacted briefly by Canadian poultry ban

  WHATCOM — Two weeks ago, in the wake of recent avian flu cases, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency banned the import of all poultry and poultry products from Washington state.   The ban has ...

Charter review commission gets going

  WHATCOM ­— The 2015 county Charter Review Commission will meet on the second and fourth Mondays of each month, the 15-member group decided at its first meeting on Jan. 12.   At least the first ...

Ericksen touts his oil-rail safety bill

  OLYMPIA — Among some competing oil-train safety bills in the state Legislature, Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, believes his “keeps to the track.”   Oil-train safety will again be a major ...

Ballots for Feb. 10 election to be mailed out today

  WHATCOM — Ballots will be mailed out on Wednesday, Jan. 21, to registered voters in areas that have a special election on Feb. 10. Those include: the cities of Ferndale, Everson and Nooksack; the ...