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EDITORIAL: Harlan and Heidi: Deserving

Each year now for over three decades, the Tribune staff has gone through the process of taking nominations of men and women who model community service and then honoring a pair who stand out. We never ...

Letters to the editor – Jan. 30

Government the issue I appreciate the good intentions of folks concerned about the gun violence in our society. I too am distraught over the tragedy at Newtown, as all of our good citizens are. I am very ...

Letters to the editor – Jan. 23

We don’t need a gun show here on Sunday In the month since the Newtown tragedy and the several weeks since the excellent guest opinion (Heather Brown, Dec. 26, 2012) on what we must do for the safety ...

Public meetings

Wednesday, Jan. 23 • Lynden City Council Public Works Committee, second floor conference room, City Hall, 300 Fourth St., 4:30 p.m. • Meridian School Board, Meridian Middle School library, 861 Ten ...

The 13 things we’d love locally in 2013

We hope 2013 is a year of promise for north Whatcom County. With so many questions raised in 2012, we’d like to see some answers come in 2013. Since top-10 lists are so 2010, we’ve offered up our 13 ...

Letters to the editor – Jan. 16

Seahawks or church choice a spiritual one Quite a choice, the “Sea-hawks or Church” (Seattle Times, Jan. 12). On the one hand, we can rejoice in the excitement of our community with the Seahawks and ...

Public meetings

Wednesday, Jan. 16 • Whatcom County Agricultural Advisory Committee, Northwest Annex conference room, Planning and Development Services, 5280 Northwest Dr., Bellingham, 3:30 p.m. Details: Samya, 676-6907. ...

New energy in the state Senate

By Sen. Doug Ericksen The new bipartisan Majority Coalition Caucus in the Washington State Senate is injecting fresh life and solutions into the hallowed halls of the Capitol Dome. This new majority believes ...

Top 10 local news stories of 2012

The news that makes us take notice every year varies for each person, but some items have a seemingly universal draw. The Tribune staff compiled our list of the most head-turning local news of 2012 and ...

Letters – published Jan. 2

Let Obama go down I am glad Romney lost, even if I voted for him, because it is better to let Obama go down with the ship and his 52 percent crew. Then they have no one to blame but themselves for the ...