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County, state ban outdoor fires as dry conditions continue statewide

WHATCOM — All outdoor burning was prohibited on Monday, as the county continued to toast in high temperatures and without rain. The ban imposed by the fire marshal’s office includes yard debris fires, ...
From left, Amanda Howe, Nicole Buell and Lydia Johnson will represent the Washington state dairy industry for Dairy Farmers of Washington over the next year. Janis DeJager of Everson has ended her term in the Dairy Ambassador role. (Courtesy photo)

Lynden’s Amanda Howe is state dairy ambassador alternate

EVERETT — Lynden’s Amanda Howe will spend the next year as an alternate state dairy ambassador representing the Dairy Farmers of Washington. With Nicole Buell of Marysville and Lydia Johnson of Ethel ...

Buys’ bill halting ‘revenge porn’ passes Senate

OLYMPIA — A bill that would outlaw the sharing of sexually explicit photos for the purpose of humiliating another individual ­— an act called “revenge porn” — unanimously passed the Senate on ...

Mt. Baker Hwy. traffic delayed at two points

WHATCOM ­— Through noon on Thursday, July 2, drivers should expect periodic lane closures on the Mt. Baker Highway near Squalicum Lake Road for work toward replacing the Anderson Creek culvert. A full ...

VanWerven in favor of budget

OLYMPIA — State lawmakers voted Monday to approve a two-year state operating budget and sent it to the governor for his signature. The budget document comes just in time to begin funding the new fiscal ...

Voter registering, address changes due in July 6

WHATCOM ­— Are you registered to vote? Registered at your current address? The 2015 primary election will be on Aug. 4 in Washington, and deadlines for getting registered to vote or to change an address ...

Man killed in Siper Road shooting on Friday

EVERSON ­— At about 4:15 p.m. Friday afternoon, Whatcom County 911 dispatch received a call from a subject stating that a man had been shot at his address in the 6300 block of Siper Road. Deputies and ...

Three local students graduate from Bremerton youth academy

BREMERTON — The Washington Youth Academy graduated three Whatcom students during commencement ceremonies on June 20. Among 140 students completing the program, the second largest class since the academy ...

Relay For Life of North Whatcom raised $58,688

LYNDEN ­— The 2015 Relay For Life of North Whatcom raised nearly $60,000, with 20 teams and 210 individuals participating at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds overnight June 19-20. The tally was ...

Be energy-smart as temps continue to remain warm

BELLEVUE — Puget Sound Energy is encouraging its more than 1.1 million electric customers to be even more energy conscious as temperatures jump into the 90s in the current heat wave. Across its service ...