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Public meetings

Wednesday, July 15 • Lynden City Council Community Development Committee, second floor meeting room, Lynden City Hall, 300 Fourth St., 4 p.m. • Lynden Board of Adjustment, second-floor conference room, ...

Mental health evaluation and treatment should occur at the new county jail

Bill Walker It is very sad that at the height of the economic crash of 2008 to 2010 Washington State looked to the mental health field to cut expenses in an attempt to maintain other budgets around the ...

Letters to the editor

Embraces the coming of YWAM to Lynden What a blessing to have the YWAM (Youth With A Mission) organization to be part of our community and to be involved in our civic activites such as the Raspberry Festival! I ...

Letters to the editor

Has concerns with Youth With a Mission organization Reading in the June 24 Tribune, I see an article on Youth with a Mission. I had not heard of this organization, so went to Bing to do some research. ...

Stand against the tyranny of the crowd this Fourth

Gary Hardaway Let’s suppose for a moment you are one of those super-brainy contestants on TV’s “Jeopardy.” Let’s say that you are dealing with a category called “Character Assassins,” and ...

Guest Opinion: Relay speaker: Cancer opportunity to connect

by Mike Mulder   Hello, I’m Mike Mulder, member of Mt. Baker Rotary and speaking for a few minutes on the club’s behalf. The club is involved, as many of you know, in funding a number of local ...

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, ...