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Letters to the editor – June 24

Supports local letter   I enjoyed reading the letter of Troy Luginbill in the June 17 Tribune about the meaning of the name “tribune.”   In Dutch the word “tribune” is used for “grandstand,” ...

Public meetings

Wednesday, June 24 • Watershed Resource Inventory Area (WRIA) 1 management team, Civic Center Garden Room, 322 N. Commercial St., Bellingham, 10 a.m. • Water Resource Inventory Area (WRIA) 1 planning ...

Letters to the Editor —

Let’s clean up our education funding   After 30 years of Democratic control of our state government, let’s clean the barnacles off the body politic. College tuition in Washington State has been ...

‘Hidden heroes’ working in county jail

Guest opinion by Ray Baribeau   Who are these people who run to break up fights, rescue people from suicide attempts, bandage the wounded and comfort the mentally ill? They are our police officers, ...

Letters to the Editor — June 3, 2015

Need new state tax structure   Something has to be done about our state tax structure. The difficulties with our local school levy and the problems in the current legislative session in trying to balance ...

Letters to the Editor — May 27, 2015

The discussion of Acme Ice Cream’s language   This is in response to Mr. Wallcot’s letter of outrage in your May 13 issue regarding the “foul language” in the Acme Ice Cream advertisements ...

Looking at fossil fuels a bit differently

by Don Brunell   While protesters were trying to block a Shell oil rig from docking in Elliott Bay, a team of surgeons and nurses at Vancouver’s Legacy Salmon Creek Hospital was replacing my left ...

History of Memorial Day dates to 1873

Submitted by Earl Erickson of Blaine, 927-5181   Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation’s service. There are many stories as ...

Letters to the Editor — May 13, 2015

A trio of thanks from kids for Lynden school bond passage   The following three letters are from students in Mrs. Cornelsen’s fifth-grade class at Isom Elementary School:   I would like to thank ...

Lessons from my childhood May memories

Guest opinion by John Van Hemert   May I tell you what one mom said on this very day, May 10, 1940? My mother, Nelly Van Hemert Vander Kooij, said, when we saw enormous black clouds to the west, the ...