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Wednesday, Jan. 15 • Lynden Board of Adjustments, southeast conference room, City Hall Annex, 205 Fourth St., 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16 • Whatcom Transportation Authority Board of Directors, council ...

From the Margin: Don’t just assume a vital public voice

One particular end-of-the year list happened to catch my eye the other day. This one wasn’t so much created by journalists as it was about journalists. It was the tally of those who died in the line ...

Letters to the editor – published Jan. 8

Discuss the ruin of the North American Free Trade Agreement On this the 20th anniversary of the North American Free Trade Agreement that has ruined the corn culture of Mexico, driven away 50,000 U.S. factories ...

Public meetings

Wednesday, Jan. 8 • Whatcom County Agricultural Advisory Committee, Northwest Annex conference room, Planning and Development Services, 5280 Northwest Dr., Bellingham, 3:30 p.m. On the agenda are: small-lot ...

The top five news stories of 2013

WHATCOM — Newness. Exciting and even anticipated newness. That is what dominates the top of our top-five news stories of 2013. But there’s also plenty of controversy, political discussion and even ...

Letters to the editor – Dec. 31

Christmas carol’s double meaning There is one Christmas carol that has always baffled me. What in the world do leaping lords, French hens, swimming swans, and especially the partridge who won’t come ...

Public meetings

Thursday, Jan. 2 • Lynden City Council Public Safety Committee, Lynden Police Station, 203 19th St., 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 6 • Lynden City Council Finance Committee, first floor meeting room, City Hall, ...

Moviegoers, thanks for reading

Thanksgiving is already long past, but that doesn’t mean I can’t give a little thanks heading into the later part of the holiday season. I kicked off my “State of the Arts” entertainment column ...

Letters to the editor – published Dec. 18

Taking your chances with health care not wise Lately I’ve been reading of and talking to people who are opting to “take their chances” by not buying health insurance. If this is out of some misguided ...

Public meetings

Wednesday, Dec. 18 • Bellingham Technical College Board of Trustees, College Services board room on campus, 3028 Lindbergh Ave., 8:15 a.m. • Nooksack Valley School Board, district offices, 3326 E. ...