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From the Margin: A rich Catholic legacy still blesses us

We were strolling the corridors of the Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane over the holiday weekend. We were not lost. Daughter Rebecca will remain tethered to the general whereabouts of the hospital ...

EDITORIAL: Community event a success for all

Thank you, Lynden Pioneer Museum. Sure, the Lynde 500 isn’t the largest event in downtown Lynden each year, but having a family-friendly and free spectator opportunity (with free food, mind you) adds ...

Letters to the editor – Sept. 4

We don’t even know what is in Obama’s plan Have you read the new proposed Obama healthcare act? Today, I called Congresswoman Suzan DelBene for a copy. They don’t have any and can’t get any, I ...

Public meetings

Wednesday, Sept. 4 • Lynden City Council Public Works Committee, second floor conference room, City Hall, 300 Fourth St., 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5 • Lynden City Council Public Safety Committee, ...

New Ag Water District proposed here

By Henry Bierlink Editor’s Note: This article first appeared in the online Whatcom Ag Monthly for August. Water challenges are not new to farmers. Most of the year, our priority is getting rid of storm ...

Letters to the editor – Aug. 28

A Lynden view of the Bellingham writers Letter writers from Bellingham almost invariably follow the same devious pattern. The most recent example (from Erik Hirst, Aug. 21) is instructive. First, the writer ...

Public meetings

Wednesday, Aug. 28 • Bellingham Technical College Board of Trustees, Campus Center room 233 on campus, 3028 Lindbergh Ave., 8:30 a.m. Trustees will receive a report on the college goals and initiatives, ...

Focal Point: First notice them, then thank them

By Annika Wolters, Tribune intern Another chest-high boy trampled through my tidy dust pile. Can’t he use the men’s room by now? I bite my tongue and crank up my iPod — ignoring the smell — and ...

State of the Arts: My vacation means now is time to get some rest

Sometimes, a little rest is all we need. Before last week, I hadn’t taken a proper, lengthy vacation in quite some time. Most of my vacation days had been used for smaller times away from work, so taking ...

Letters to the editor – Aug. 21

Refusal of participation doesn’t bode well The local Tea Party held a forum for County Council candidates in July, and both the conservative and progressive candidates participated. Two local nonprofit ...