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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 ...

Letters to the Editor — May 6, 2015

We need strong foreign policy leaders   Our world is in turmoil. There is suffering and danger all around the world. Russians’ bloody land grab in the Ukraine costs thousands of lives, including ...
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We want the fecal coliform facts correct

  Members of the Tenmile Creek Clean Water Project have been meeting since October 2013 with a goal of reducing fecal coliform levels in the Tenmile Creek watershed. We are a diverse group of citizens ...

A thank you from the superintendent

Guest opinion by Jim Frey I want to take this opportunity to thank our community for supporting the recently passed capital bond to replace Lynden Middle School and Fisher Elementary School. I am extremely ...

Letters to the Editor — Published April 29, 2015

County districts should retain local voice   Those of us who were here in 2009 when Kathy Kershner was elected to the County Council from the 1st District remember well the howls of protest from the ...