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Senior driver refresher class

BELLINGHAM — The next AAA driver improvement program for seniors will be on Thursday, Oct. 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Christ the King Community Church, 4173 Meridian St. The cost is $16 per person. ...

Monday is last day to register online or by mail for Nov. 5 election

WHATCOM — Are you registered to vote in the Nov. 5 general election? Have you moved or changed your name? Monday, Oct. 7, is the deadline for online or mail-in changes to your voter registration, announces ...
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Local shutdown effects?

WHATCOM ­— With Congress failing to find an 11th-hour settlement on funding, the federal government went into shutdown mode Tuesday lacking money to pay for routine services and personnel. Hundreds ...
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Expanded music festival starts Saturday

LYNDEN ­— The 2013 Lynden Music Festival, expanded to eight days this year, opens with a concert at noon on Saturday, Oct. 5, in the Jansen Art Center Chamber Hall, 321 Front St. The festival continues ...

BTC strike ends after four days

BELLINGHAM — Bellingham Technical College students were in class as of Monday, Sept. 30, as the college ratified agreements at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 29, ending a four-school-day strike that pushed ...

Life Chain forms Sunday at 2 p.m. on Meridian St.

BELLINGHAM — On Sunday, Oct. 6, at 2 p.m. hundreds of local Christians and clergy will line the sidewalks of the Guide Meridian between Kellogg and Telegraph roads to form the 22nd annual Whatcom County ...

Lynden-based Days for Girls launches a global sew-a-thon

LYNDEN — Local organization Days for Girls International will celebrate the International Day of the Girl on Oct. 11 by hosting its first annual Global Sew-a-Thon. The local 24-hour event will be held ...

State senators will hear transportation issues Oct. 15

BELLINGHAM — The state Senate Transportation Committee will take local comment Oct. 15 on a proposed new package of state transportation projects. The stop from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Port of Bellingham ...

Border Patrol activity report

BLAINE — The information listed below is from arrests and seizures related to the U.S. Border Patrol in the Blaine Sector area of operations. For security reasons, this may not be a complete list of ...

Emergency help available to BTC students

WHATCOM — Four days into a teachers’ strike delaying the start of 2013-14 classes, Bellingham Technical College on Friday afternoon asked media to announce that emergency funding help is available ...