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Man will do year for holding girl hostage in Lynden

BELLINGHAM — Casey Ronald Cohen, age 38, will spend one year in prison on charges related to holding a 16-year-old girl hostage in his Lynden apartment for six days last November. Whatcom County Superior ...

Debated parking ordinance moves to City Council

LYNDEN — While Dari-Tech has tried to make amends with its neighbors along North Eighth Street, a proposed city planning ordinance requiring businesses with off-street parking in residential areas to ...

Library executive director choice to be made soon

WHATCOM ­— Four finalists were being considered for the position of Whatcom County Library System executive director, with a preliminary decision made by library trustees at their regular meeting Tuesday, ...

Border Patrol’s no-translation policy gets first review; Sumas contracts separately

WHATCOM ­— The policy on translation services may have changed, but people in the immigrant community remain in doubt about U.S. Border Patrol action on the ground. That became clear at a Feb. 7 listening ...

Local dairies and Darigold get help cutting greenhouse gases

MOUNT VERNON — The Northwest Clean Air Agency will award $3.2 million to three local projects to improve and protect air quality, placing top priority on projects that reduce greenhouse gases. The agency ...

Open offices in 2013 local election year

WHATCOM ­— The positions of mayor in Everson, Lynden, Nooksack and Sumas and three council positions in each town will be up for election in 2013. So also will be three positions on the Lynden School ...
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Can a Port Townsend model work here?

LYNDEN — Folks in Port Townsend knew what they wanted for their downtown. They were well aware of what they didn’t have and figured out a way to get it. The town banded together, started a grassroots ...

A jury trial in Lynden? Yes, today

LYNDEN — As far as typical small towns go, there are things that just don’t make regular appearances, such as jury trials. But Lynden will have one — likely running two days — starting at 9 a.m. ...
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Where’s the snow? It may not be coming after all

WHATCOM — It isn’t so much that the winter of 2012-13 has been exceptionally dry or oddly warm. It has just been devoid of snow. To date, north Whatcom County — as measured by a National Weather ...
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Small-cities forum explores unique issues

FERNDALE — Common interests dominated the talk of Whatcom’s small-city mayors at a forum organized by the League of Women Voters on Saturday. The event, hosted in the Ferndale City Hall Annex, was ...