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County Council still considering super-majority rule for charter amendments

  WHATCOM ­— At its July 21 meeting, the County Council was scheduled to consider a super-majority rule on all proposed amendments to the Home Rule Charter.   The requirement already exists ...

Thursday session is on local cities’ growth planning

  WHATCOM — The county is reviewing and revising its Comprehensive Plan as required under Growth Management Act. This task must be done by June 30, 2016.   Also, state law requires a review of ...

Fundraiser brunch event Aug. 30 at Boxx Weddings site

  FERNDALE — A first-ever Field to Flame Brunch, a seven-course fundraiser featuring seven local chefs and over a dozen local farmers, will be on Sunday, Aug. 30, in the beautiful park-like setting ...

15 youth corps jobs in Whatcom

  OLYMPIA — Fifteen positions with the Washington Conservation Corps, a program within the Washington Department of Ecology to help protect and restore the environment, will be in Whatcom County. ...
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YWAM opens to challenge

  LYNDEN ­— Youth With A Mission founder Loren Cunningham spoke Saturday to hundreds gathered at Front and Seventh streets for the launch of the new YWAM training center in Dutch Village Mall and ...

$2M pipeline replaces paper solution

LYNDEN ­— The city wanted a simple change on paper. Instead, it will get $2 million to build a pipeline.   State legislators Vincent Buys and Luanne VanWerven, attending Monday’s Lynden City Council ...
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Tractor club key for Berthusen Park

LYNDEN — The Puget Sound Antique Tractor and Machinery Association is always looking to take in pieces of history, big and small.   Those pieces will be on display next weekend at the club’s ...

Witnesses to big I-5 Saturday pile-up sought

  MARYSVILLE ­— Washington State Patrol investigators seek the public’s help in regard to the 27-vehicle collision on Interstate 5 Saturday morning, July 18, in south Mount Vernon, in which a ...

Old Settlers Picnic this weekend in Ferndale

FERNDALE — The Whatcom Old Settlers’ annual Picnic at Pioneer Park kicks off Thursday, with parades, live music, class reunions, a car show and a 5K run/two-mile walk all scheduled as part of the ...

State fund can help small public water systems

  OLYMPIA — The Department of Health will offer low-interest emergency loans to small water systems damaged by natural disasters such as wildfires, drought or floods.   Water systems can apply ...