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Free seminars teach emergency preparedness

BELLINGHAM — September is National Preparedness Month, and to help get the community prepared to respond to and recover from natural disasters, PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center is hosting a series ...

WSU Extension starting diabetes class Sept. 23

WHATCOM — As part of the Center for Disease Control’s National Diabetes Prevention Program, WSU Whatcom County Extension is hosting a non-commercial year-long program focused on diabete prevention ...

Tax-Aide needs a few volunteers

WHATCOM — Tax-Aide, which provides free tax preparation assistance, is looking for a few volunteers to do tax returns in Whatcom County. Tax-Aide, a service of AARP, wants to add a few new preparers ...

$75,000 worth of eBooks, digital audiobooks coming soon to state library

WHATCOM — The Washington State Library has granted $75,000 in federal Library Services and Technology Act funds to the Washington Anytime Library consortium to add additional eBook and digital audiobook ...

Small-fruit event coming Dec. 5-6 to fairgrounds

LYNDEN — Small-fruit seminars and agricultural equipment return Dec. 5-6, 2013 to the Washington Tractor arena on the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds. This will be the third year of the combined Washington ...

Study finds nearly half of state’s distracted drivers are texting

SEATTLE — In the state’s first study to examine driver use of electronic devices, investigators from the University of Washington found that more than 8 percent of drivers were engaged in the use of ...

Thursdays class at Lynden Library trains childcare providers

LYNDEN — A class being taught at the Lynden Library qualifies to help local licensed childcare providers complete their STARS training hours. The Responsive Caregiving/Cuidado Responsivo class will be ...
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Main Street bridge foundations take shape

LYNDEN — Out with the old and in with the new. That’s exactly where things stand at the Main Street culvert replacement project just west of Lynden Middle School. Crews from Interwest Construction ...

Study shows jail impacts on Ferndale

FERNDALE — While certainly not conclusive, a new study provides some useful insights into the reality that would be potentially brought about if a new Whatcom Count Jail were constructed on a 40-acre ...
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Skagit I-5 bridge to slide into place Saturday eve.

BURLINGTON — The temporary Interstate 5 bridge spanning the Skagit River has only a few more days of use before crews slide over into place the permanent replacement on Saturday evening. Barring any ...