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Wednesday, Oct. 23 • Washington’s Department of Labor & Industries has proposed a 2.7 percent average hike in workers’ compensation insurance rates in 2014. A public hearing on this proposal ...

Letters to the editor – Oct. 16

Has council favs Overwhelming evidence in Whatcom County demonstrates that the biggest concern people have is family-wage jobs and the economy. The four men on the Democratic slate who are running for ...

Public meetings

Wednesday, Oct. 16 • Sumas/Nooksack/Everson Subzone Advisory Committee of the Whatcom County Flood Control Zone District, Larry Mades residence, 7689 Oat Coles Rd., Everson, 7 a.m. Topics of discussion ...

Your community, your newspaper

As newspaper executives struggle over whether the news should be digital first, tablet first, SMS first or print first, readers know exactly what they want their local newspaper to be — community first. ...

Letters to the editor – Oct. 9

Port picks In November, we will be voting for two Port Commissioners who will be making decisions that will affect us all for years to come — the waterfront, airport, living-wage jobs, the kind of economic ...

Public meetings

Wednesday, Oct. 9 • Whatcom Community College Board of Trustees, Laidlaw Center board room, 237 W. Kellogg Rd., Bellingham, 2 p.m. • Lynden City Council Public Works Committee, second floor conference ...

Hey, Fed, let’s figure this out soon …

For the first time in 17 years, the United States federal government has shut down most operations, and that’s frustrating for a number of reasons. Perhaps most of all, the shutdown demonstrates just ...

Letters to the editor – Oct. 2

Enjoy the music festival October brings to Lynden the annual Claire de Lune Music Festival. But only the month and the name are predictable — we are so very fortunate to be able to expect the unexpected! ...

Public meetings

Thursday, Oct. 3 • Lynden City Council Public Safety Committee, Lynden Fire Department, 215 Fourth St., 4 p.m. • Commissioners of Lynden Regional Parks and Recreation District, southeast conference ...
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What’s Lynden’s icon? And what does it say?

I love bridges and I certainly love the ambition that Lynden Mayor Scott Korthuis shows in at least floating his idea about a suspension bridge allowing a trail to span Fishtrap Creek near Lynden City ...