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Ericksen notes federal proposal to make crude oil rail cars safer

OLYMPIA — On the day Sen. Doug Ericksen and Sen. Steve O’Ban sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx voicing concerns about the safety of rail cars carrying crude oil through ...

$2,609 donated from ‘Keys for Adoption’ drive

WHATCOM — Security Solutions NW has donated $2,609 to “Keys for Adoption,” a campaign to raise money for a Sumas family seeking to adopt. Security Solutions pledged to give $1 for each key made during ...
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Sikh festival marred by shots fired

LYNDEN -— While most of the 1,000-plus people attending the lively Vaisakhi Festival celebration were unaware, gun shots were fired near the 176 E. Pole Rd. grounds about 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Whatcom ...

Health insurance sign-up praised

SEATTLE -— Two-thirds of Whatcom County’s previously uninsured residents are now enrolled in health insurance, claims the Whatcom Alliance for Health Advancement. Last week, Gov. Jay Inslee, Sen. Patty ...

Ex-Lynden police officer faces child porn allegations

LYNDEN ­— Don Glunt, a 34-year Lynden police officer, was taken into custody Friday on allegations of child pornography following an investigation by the Washington State Patrol. The investigation by ...
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Five complete training for Sheriff’s deputy, jail jobs

BURIEN — Whatcom County Sheriff Bill Elfo reports that two new deputy sheriffs graduated from the 699th Session of the Washington Criminal Justice Training Commission’s 720-hour Basic Law Enforcement ...

NVHS keeps boosting disability awareness

EVERSON — Nooksack Valley High School has become something of a safe and respectful haven for students with disabilities, and large credit for that can go to the school’s disability awareness assemblies. ...
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Burial Society lowers entry fee as draw

LYNDEN ­— The Lynden Burial Society is making an outright pitch to draw new members into the “caring through sharing” organization. In a special push until June 30, enrollment is free for anyone ...

DelBene already has raised $1.2 million for reelection

BOTHELL — First-term Democratic Rep. Suzan DelBene raised $297,640 in the 2014 first quarter for total cash on hand of $894,090, her re-election campaign announced April 15. In all, DelBene’s campaign ...

Agencies want reports of elk crossings

SKAGIT — Three state agencies are seeking additional information regarding vehicle collisions with elk on State Route 20 between Sedro Woolley and Rockport. The North Cascades Elk Workgroup includes ...