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Local adopting families celebrate diversity

Annika Wolters WHATCOM ­— Some kids wait all year to get officially settled into a family on National Adoption Day. That day comes up this Friday. On Nov. 22, Whatcom County will celebrate its sixth ...

Lynden: Why allow any pot?

LYNDEN ­— Two city councilors don’t want to do anything to encourage recreational marijuana use in Lynden — “just not do weed in town at all,” said Tobey Gelder. Gelder and Nick Laninga look ...

A Project Hope helper and receiver

LYNDEN — Charlotte Pease had volunteered at Project Hope off and on for a couple of years, bringing her children along to stock shelves and load boxes during food drives. She never thought she might ...

Progressives elected to County Council

WHATCOM ­— The “progressive” slate of four candidates won a clean sweep over the “conservative” side for the County Council in the Nov. 5 general election. The leaders each held a vote margin ...
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A veteran-style salute

Local Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts were involved, along with sponsoring Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9301, in the Veterans Day service at the Lynden Community Center on Monday. Matthew Aamot was the speaker ...
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A hot dog-styled visit in Lynden

The Wienermobile from Oscar Mayer, one of six that travels the nation, made a stop in Lynden last week. On Friday (as seen here) it was outside The Food Pavilion and Saturday outside of Safeway. This version ...

Topic: How to join two state routes at Kendall

KENDALL — The Washington State Department of Transportation wants public input on just how to improve the intersection of the Mount Baker Highway (SR 542) and Kendall Road (SR 547). A public open house ...

Faith Community Church a drop-off site for Operation Christmas Child donation boxes

LYNDEN — Operation Christmas Child, the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind, is ramping up as Lynden residents prepare to collect more than 1,200 gift-filled shoeboxes during National Collection ...

Final statement of impacts of new jail is released

BELLINGHAM ­— Whatcom County has released the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Whatcom County Adult Corrections Facilities and Sheriff’s Headquarters project that is planned for a Ferndale ...

With new name, group invites partners toward ‘restorative justice’

WHATCOM — What has been known as the ReEntry Coalition of Whatcom County is now the Restorative Community Coalition. “After seven years of research on the social issues of crime, safety and community ...