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Letters to the editor – Aug. 27

Cole is sugar-coating On Aug. 15, an op-ed by Craig Cole was published in the Bellingham Herald, giving a “Mary Poppins” version of the intentions and actions of SSA Marine/Pacific International Terminals ...

Letters to the editor – Aug. 20

Union work is ugly On reports that federal agencies spend millions on employees’ full-time union work: It may be common knowledge, to a degree, but it’s still ugly. — Warren Pugh, Hyrum, Utah, formerly ...

Public meetings

Wednesday, Aug. 20 • Lynden City Council Community Development Committee, second floor meeting room, Lynden City Hall, 300 Fourth St. 4 p.m. • Lynden Board of Adjustments, southeast conference room, ...
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Learning the art of spycraft in real science

It’s easy to think of spying as a purely fictitious concept. From the books of Ian Fleming to John le Carré to the myriad of spy thrillers that hit theaters decade after decade, espionage fiction has ...

Guest Opinion: Small businesses deserve more from health care

by Janet Trautwein President Obama marked the recent conclusion of open enrollment in the federal healthcare law’s insurance exchanges with a celebration at the White House. The administration exceeded ...

Letters to the editor – published Aug. 13

Shouldn’t happen in Lynden We held my daughter’s sixth birthday party at the amazing Lynden City Park. After the kids had eaten and opened presents, the adults took the kids to the park to play. We ...

Public meetings

Wednesday, Aug. 13 • Lynden City Council Community Development Committee, second floor meeting room, Lynden City Hall, 300 Fourth St. 4 p.m. • Meridian School Board, Professional Development Center, ...

Don’t miss next year’s tractor show

Growing up, die cast John Deere tractors were my favorite toys. Even more than LEGO, even more than Star Wars and even more than Nintendo, I loved tractors. I relished every trip to North Washington Implement ...

Letters to the editor – Aug. 6

Consider health aspects of contraception I would like to reply to Mr. Dykstra’s recent letter regarding contraception and the Hobby Lobby Supreme Court decision. It has been decided that religious principles ...

Public meetings

Wednesday, Aug. 6 • Lynden City Council Public Works Committee, second floor conference room, City Hall, 300 Fourth St., 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7 • Lynden City Council Public Safety Committee, Jack ...