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Rud Browne outspending local candidates

WHATCOM — Of the eight Whatcom County Council candidates, no one has raised as much cash or spent as much as at-large candidate Rud Browne. The newcomer to county politics has raised total campaign contributions ...

Galvez-Cruz, sought in beating, turns himself in

BELLINGHAM ­— Visente Levi Jon Galvez-Cruz, wanted by authorities after allegedly beating his estranged girlfriend in Lynden Oct. 1, surrendered himself at the Whatcom County Jail Wednesday morning, ...
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Third Church celebrating 75th

LYNDEN ­— Third Christian Reformed Church, young enough for some members to remember the start, celebrates its 75th anniversary this weekend. A dinner and program open to the community will begin at ...

Local writer/speaker adds her gifts to craft show mix

WHATCOM ­— Just when you thought a craft show must involve the creative use of ceramics or curly willow, along comes a speaker and writer to this week’s Lynden event. Try … creative use of words. ...

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 ...