Latest Opinion

After 41 years of legal abortion, still a tragedy

by Juanita Verbree On Jan. 22, 1973, I was a sophomore at Lynden High School. The fateful decision made that day by the U.S. Supreme Court did not even reach my ears! Legalized abortion? I did not hear ...

EDITORIAL: Let your school vote be your voice

After months of meetings and forums, citizens can finally express their opinions on the Lynden School District bond through actual voting. Ballots will be mailed out this week, and Lynden residents will ...

Letters to the editor – Jan. 22

Obamacare is lousy prescription for Americans Cancelled policies, increased premiums, higher deductibles, penalties, limits on doctors and hospitals — Obamacare is turning out to be a lousy prescription ...

Public meetings

Wednesday, Jan. 22 • Washington Red Raspberry Commission board of directors, offices at 1796 Front St., Lynden, 1 p.m. • Whatcom County Surface Mining Advisory Committee, Planning & Development ...

Lynden schools need this construction bond

by Jim Frey, superintendent On or around Jan. 24, ballots will arrive in your mailbox for the capital facility bond to replace both Lynden Middle School and Fisher Elementary School as well as pay off ...

Farm water meeting set for Monday, Jan. 20

by Ed Blok and Randy Honcoop Farmers in Whatcom County have always understood that managing water is a vital part of operating successful farm businesses. For years, farmers have created and maintained ...

Letters to the editor – Jan. 15

Remembering a Decade of Hope Would you like to help create a world with less cancer and more birthdays? Relay For Life of North Whatcom County is honored to be celebrating our 10th anniversary this June, ...

Public meetings

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 ...