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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 ...

Public meetings

Wednesday, June 19 • Lynden Board of Adjustments, southeast conference room, City Hall Annex, 205 Fourth St., 7 p.m. Thursday, June 20 • Whatcom Transportation Authority Board of Directors, County ...
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So close and yet so far apart on water solutions

As I headed home along with everyone else from a day at the Water Supply Symposium at Fox Hall on May 30, this thought kept going through my head: How can we be so close and yet so far apart? What if we ...

Letters to the editor – June 12

Remember the nature of abortion In regard to Mary Risener’s May 29 letter, I was impressed on how she “churched up” Planned Parenthood and had them looking benevolent and kind. May I remind Mary ...

Public meetings

Wednesday, June 12 • Whatcom Community College Board of Trustees, Laidlaw Center board room, 237 W. Kellogg Rd., Bellingham, 2 p.m. The board will tour the HEPC building, receive a budget update and ...

Braulio’s Sports Banter: The passion is back

For the last five years, watching the NBA has been at the bottom of my to-do list. The constant moaning and whining from the players and general lack of enthusiasm for the sport kept me from watching games. ...