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Letters to the editor

Voting against our best interest over and over Dr. Ben Carson wrote a book called “America the Beautiful.” He also is the man who gave a talk at the White House Prayer Breakfast early this year. Of ...

EDITORIAL: I-522 not worth its extra costs, burden

While plenty of arguments swirl around Initiative 522, requiring labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in food products, the stance of most farmers on the ballot measure should not be in doubt. ...

Letters to the editor – Oct. 30

Chief speaks on issues in fire commissioner race For obvious reasons I would not normally comment on the views or opinions of a candidate running for fire commissioner prior to an upcoming election. However, ...

Public meetings

Monday, Nov. 4 • Lake Whatcom Policy Group (Bellingham and Whatcom County council representatives), garden room of Civic Center Building. 322 N. Commercial St., 9:30 a.m. • Lynden City Council Finance ...

Adventure is out there … in geocaching

OTHELLO — “Adventure is out there!” is a phrase I have come to adore in recent years. I first heard it near the beginning of the Pixar masterpiece “Up,” in which Carl Fredricksen and his future ...

Letters to the editor – Oct. 23

Supports Knutzen I have been a friend of Bill Knutzen’s for many years. I appreciate voting for a candidate with a business perspective, someone who understands budgets and how to contain operating costs. ...

Public meetings

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. ...