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Auditor seeks a statement ‘con’ Fire Dist. 4 EMS levy proposal

WHATCOM — Whatcom County Fire Protection District 4 has submitted a resolution for the Nov. 5 general election ballot proposing an Emergency Medical Services levy at a rate of 30 cents or less per $1,000 ...

Session gives help in implementing Affordable Care Act in 2014

BELLINGHAM — The Mt. Baker SHRM chapter hosts Nancy Kasmar, a benefits and compensation expert, speaking at a luncheon on Wednesday, Aug. 14, on the Affordable Care Act and its implications for U.S. ...
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Opening of fair runs smooth

LYNDEN — Jim Baron, Northwest Washington Fair manager, knows what makes a good opening day at the fair. “It’s hard to beat good weather,” he said. Add in that regard nothing went horribly wrong ...
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Life at the Northwest Washington Fair

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Two robbery suspects shot, wounded on Mt. Baker Highway Thursday

WHATCOM — Officers shot and wounded a pair of robbery suspects following a high-speed chase on Mt. Baker Highway Thursday evening. At approximately 5:47 p.m. on Thursday, Bellingham Police responded ...

Sheriff’s Office seeking suspect in lewd conduct incident on Thiel Road Thursday

WHATCOM ­— The county Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Thursday, Aug. 8, incident that was first reported to deputies as an attempted abduction of a woman jogging on Thiel Road south of Lynden. ...
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Lynden council looks at its pay — is it enough?

LYNDEN ­— City Council members voiced support for keeping their compensation as it is currently, which is $200 per council meeting for up to 36 meetings per year. They are not paid extra for committee ...

PogoZone teams with fair for event-wide WiFi

LYNDEN — The Northwest Washington Fair is now fully connected. In a partnership with Lynden’s PogoZone Internet Service, the fair will serve as one giant WiFi mesh. The Whatcom County-based ISP, with ...

Van Werven will run for permanent state GOP

LYNDEN ­— Last week certainly took some unexpected turns, Luanne Van Werven acknowledges. The Lynden woman went from being the ready second-in-charge person of the Washington State Republican Party ...

A sweeping review for Gateway Terminal

WHATCOM — The proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal at Cherry Point, potentially the largest coal port in North America, will get an environmental review of unprecedented scope, reaching even to studying ...