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School menus to feature locally grown foods as part of Taste of Washington

WHATCOM ­— Several local school districts will be serving locally grown food to students this week, said Mardi Solomon of Whatcom Farm-to-School Support Team. The emphasis will be on either Wednesday ...

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 ...

City wastewater treatment plant wins operations award

LYNDEN — For the fourth year in a row, the City of Lynden has received a Wastewater Treatment Plant Outstanding Performance Award from the Washington State Department of Ecology. Each year, DOE evaluates ...

Drainage meetings cover all of county

WHATCOM — County drainage and diking districts are holding their annual public meetings in cooperation with the River and Flood Division of Whatcom County Public Works. Supervisors and commissioners ...

Zion Lutheran welcomes pastor Becky Langholz

FERNDALE ­— Zion Lutheran Church, 7215 Valley View Rd., hosted a convocation of 28 Whatcom County ministers on the evening of Sept. 19. The occasion was the ordination and installation of Zion’s newly ...

Lummi Island ferry due back in service today

WHATCOM ­— The Lummi Island ferry is scheduled to return to service on Wednesday, Sept. 25, at approximately 3 p.m. Whatcom County Public Works said. However, that the date is contingent upon the Whatcom ...

Health Care: 1,000 brokers trained to help enroll in state health plans

OLYMPIA — The Washington Health Benefit Exchange says that more than 1,000 registered insurance brokers will be available to help Washingtonians enroll in new health coverage options through Washington ...

Health Care: Four companies offer individual health plans in Whatcom

OLYMPIA ­— In Washington State Region 2, as of Sept. 20, four insurance companies intended to offer individual health plans in Whatcom County in the new Health Benefit Exchange: • Community Health ...

Health Care: NFIB: Informing has been lousy

OLYMPIA — Obamacare will begin to take full effect Oct. 1, when the law’s health insurance exchanges are scheduled to open. Most small businesses — those with 50 or fewer full-time employees — ...

Health Care: Know your rights and options on the insurance scene

OLYMPIA — Thousands of consumers who buy their own health insurance are receiving letters from their insurance company telling them their old health plan is going away and that they will have to pick ...