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WWU institute to look at border crossings’ freight movement

BELLINGHAM — The Border Policy Research Institute at Western Washington University will do a two-year research project looking at the movement of freight across the Canadian-U.S. border at the three ...

Senior center needs volunteer kitchen help

LYNDEN ­— The Lynden Community Center is in desperate need of kitchen volunteers right now, said manager Cathi LeCocq. A number of regular volunteers are unable to continue because of health issues ...

County needs people to write pro/con stances on charter issues

WHATCOM — The County Council seeks applicants to write the voter pamphlet con statements and rebuttals for Propositions 4, 5, 6 and 8 on the Nov. 3 general election. For each ballot measure, the council ...

$583,865 grant helps Whatcom CC train in healthcare field

BELLINGHAM — Whatcom Community College has been awarded a $583,865 state grant to expand instructional programs to prepare students for emerging careers in the healthcare industry. The Hospital Employee ...

Industrial Credit Union offers free literacy program for students

  WHATCOM — Local students are getting a free education in how to manage their money. Industrial Credit Union is working with Banzai, a national award-winning financial literacy program, to make ...

Ferndale invites all to see new Chamber, Visitor Center Thursday

FERNDALE — An open house for the relocated Chamber of Commerce and Ferndale Visitors Information Center, now in the renovated Pioneer Pavilion Community Center, will take place on Thursday, Aug. 6, from ...

WECU named one of country’s healthiest for second straight year

WHATCOM — According to DepositAccounts’ 2015 version of its Top 200 Healthiest Credit Unions in America, WECU makes the cut for the second straight year, one of only 66 to make a repeat appearance ...

Primary election ballots due Aug. 4; earlier better

WHATCOM — County Auditor Debbie Adelsten reminds voters that primary election ballots must be postmarked and returned no later than Tuesday, Aug. 4. The post office encourages mailing a ballot by Monday, ...

Contest invites original singer/songwriters

BELLINGHAM — Anyone talented enough to both write and sing their original compositions is invited to enter a singer/songwriter competition that offers prizes worth more than $2,000. Participants will ...

Bellingham inn appoints four

BELLINGHAM ­— Lisa Berg, a lifelong Lynden resident, has been appointed sales manager at the renovated Best Western PLUS Lakeway Inn and Conference Center. Also, Brian Smith will head up catering sales, ...