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Letters to the editor

State fails us with lack of transportation funding We just passed the one-year anniversary of the collapse of the Skagit River Interstate 5 bridge. We should have learned from the disaster, but the lesson ...

Public meetings

Wednesday, June 4 • Whatcom County Library System Board of Trustees, Administrative Services, 5205 Northwest Dr., 3 p.m. This is a special session with the Bellingham Public Library for trustee training ...

Public meetings

Wednesday, May 28 • WRIA (Watershed Resource Inventory Area) 1 Planning Unit, garden-level conference room of Civic Center Building, 322 N. Commercial St., Bellingham, 6 p.m. Thursday, May 29 • WRIA ...

State of the Arts: Climbing on my Photoshop soapbox

Photoshop fails are one of my favorite things on the Internet. It’s a bit shocking how often a girl with three arms, a kid with two heads or a phantom handbag strap shows up in magazine photos. It’s ...

EDITORIAL: Respect the day — visit a cemetery

Memorial Day is more than just a convenient way to count down the remaining days of school or mark the start of summer vacation. It’s a national holiday of deep meaning. This day is set aside to celebrate ...

Letters to the editor – published May 21

In favor of Fleetwood As a Whatcom County voter and as someone who cares passionately about the environment and also as a teacher in the area, I am jumping for joy. Why, you may ask? Because Seth Fleetwood ...

Public meetings

Wednesday, May 21 • Lynden Board of Adjustments, southeast conference room, City Hall Annex, 205 Fourth St., 7 p.m. Thursday, May 22 • The Opportunity Council board of directors, Squalicum Boathouse, ...

EDITORIAL: Targeting the problem spots in Lynden’s ambulance costs

Rising costs of the Lynden Fire Department are testing the leaders of the city right now. There are no pat answers, for sure. The main factors are these: rising demand for expected quick response to 911 ...

Letters to the editor – May 14

Fluoride debate Regarding fluoridation of the water for the City of Lynden, I wanted to weigh in on the debate as a dentist practicing in Whatcom County. There are many residents of our great county, especially ...

Public meetings

Wednesday, May 14 • Bellingham Technical College Board of Trustees, College Services board room on campus, 3028 Lindbergh Ave., 9 a.m. • Whatcom Community College Board of Trustees, Laidlaw Center ...