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Public meetings

Wednesday, July 17 • Lynden City Council Public Works Committee, second floor conference room, City Hall, 300 Fourth St., 4:30 p.m. • Lynden Board of Adjustments, southeast conference room, City Hall ...

Letters to the editor – July 10

The dangers of GPT Some residents living in close proximity to the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal (GPT) feel helpless in the face of this huge project. In reality, we are among hundreds, if not thousands, ...

EDITORIAL: Try not to blow up your friends, please

Celebrate the country. Celebrate with your family and friends. Enjoy the freedom we have in our country — and possibly even a day off from work — but as you eat your share of hot dogs, splash in the ...

Letters to the editor – July 3

No more handouts This letter is directed to you, the so-called silent majority with your head in the sand like an ostrich and your fingers on your electronic toys. Our great United States of America has ...
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Rushing water: Bonding over whitewater

Swiping through pictures of a Saturday church group rafting trip on the Skykomish River, one thing was clear: Whitewater can make the burliest of men smile like a schoolboy. As a group of about 20 of us ...

EDITORIAL: Lynden schools right to keep Jernberg on

As the longest-serving principal in the history of Fisher Elementary School, Brad Jernberg is what you might call a mainstay in the Lynden School District. That’s why it’ll be so strange next year ...

Letters to the editor – June 26

Dirty politics when budgets in play The dirtiest politics take place when budgets are in order. The last budget for which Murray, Cantwell and Smith should be ashamed is no exception. This letter merely ...

Public meetings

Wednesday, June 26 • Meridian School Board, Meridian Middle School library, 861 Ten Mile Rd., 7 p.m.   Thursday, June 27 • Northwest Regional Council, Skagit County commissioners hearing room, ...

Combine Demolition Derby doesn’t disappoint

Quite a few months ago, in a casual chat on the phone with my girlfriend, she mentioned something that intrigued me. Apparently, combine derbies are a thing that happens. In this state. Looking back, I ...

Letters to the editor

Is killing a child actually eliminating pain? Wouldn’t it be nice if all children could be born into loving, caring and nurturing families? Sadly, that is only an ideal, and life for many newborns without ...