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Editorial: No repeats allowed

The matter of three Lynden High School students submitting Adolph Hitler quotes for the 2013-14 school yearbook drew its flare of widespread media attention and comment — and not the kind of attention ...

Letters to the editor – published June 25

Support Ericksen’s cleanup efforts I support Sen. Doug Ericksen because of his dedication to cleaning up Bellingham Bay, specifically the old Georgia-Pacific site. Under Sen. Ericksen’s strong leadership ...

Public meetings

Wednesday, June 25 • WRIA (Watershed Resource Inventory Area) 1 Planning Unit, garden-level conference room of Civic Center Building, 322 N. Commercial St., Bellingham, 6 p.m. A 2014 work plan will be ...

Finding anchor in bits of history, politics

Fortunately for the spice of life, we all have different interests. While I care nothing about most TV shows, I do enjoy following politics. Instead of indulging a workshop hobby, I’d rather be reading ...

Letters to the editor – published June 18

Volunteers help support our local schools During the course of a school year there are many people who volunteer time in many different ways to make our schools a better place for kids. Schools are certainly ...

Public meetings

Wednesday, June 18 • Whatcom Community College Board of Trustees, Laidlaw Center board room, 237 W. Kellogg Rd., Bellingham, 2 p.m. The board will talk strategy on college sustainability initiatives ...

WIDs — new solution to old problem

By Bill Clarke and Greg Ebe When the Washington State Legislature first convened after statehood in 1889, one of its first acts was to authorize the creation of irrigation districts. Why? Because the adequacy ...

Letters to the editor – published June 11

EMT efforts gratefully remembered On June 11, 2013, my grandson Jeremiah Sutton had a near-fatal fall from a second-story window of a Lynden building. This letter is a thank-you to the people of Lynden, ...

Public meetings

Wednesday, June 11 • Whatcom County Agricultural Advisory Committee, Planning & Development Services, Northwest Annex conference room, 5280 Northwest Dr., 3:30 p.m. On the agenda are the county’s ...

Parks, recreation land important to Washington state’s job growth

By Vincent Buys Growing up in and representing the 42nd Legislative District, rich with outdoor recreation land, I have always felt parks and other recreation land are pivotal to our overall health and ...