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42nd District State Senate Race: Doug Ericksen

No state candidate on the Whatcom County ballot is as familiar as Doug Ericksen. With six terms in the House of Representatives before being elected to the Washington State Senate four years ago, Ericksen ...

Stretch of Mt. Baker Highway closed daytime for tree removal

WHATCOM -— About eight miles of the Mount Baker Highway is closed all of this week through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for removal of hazardous trees. The area of work is between mileposts 46 and 54, ...

Thursday forum features districts’ House candidates

BELLINGHAM — Candidates for the state House of Representatives from both the 40th and 42nd districts will speak at a forum from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, in the Bellingham Municipal Court ...

Speaker to talk about the science of punning

BELLINGHAM — The Bellingham Senior Activity Center, 315 Halleck St., welcomes Lou Lippman, author and retired psychology professor, in sharing stories from his psychology book “Whince: A Pun on Thyme,” ...

In the Military

Army Pvt. Thomas R. Swineford has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, physical fitness, ...

Local ag looking good for 2014

WHATCOM -— With the local seed potato harvest now complete, it’s possible to tally up what may count as a banner year for county agriculture. In regard to weather, crop yield and price, the factors ...
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Lynden man’s plasma donations hit 1,000

LYNDEN — Len Corneto gives plenty of credit to cartoon character Betty Boop for his 1,000 donations of blood plasma. Corneto’s long run of donations started nearly 11 years ago. The 22-year Whatcom ...

Oct. 23 Silver Reef session could also help employers navigate ACA

WHATCOM — The Oct. 23 Northwest Business Expo & Conference will have a session looking at the economic impacts of the Cherry Point industrial area on about 240 businesses locally. Also, the annual ...

North Sound Retail hearing moved to Nov. 13

LYNDEN — The Lynden Planning Commission’s public hearing on a proposed rezone for the North Sound Retail Center has been moved to Nov. 13. The applicants, Powell Development and Barghausen Engineers, ...
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Lewis 100: Technology is the late-breaking story in news

Could grandpa Sol have foreseen these technological changes? Hardly. There was a time, and not so long ago, that reporters obtained most of their information from viewing documents or interviewing people, ...