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Letters to the editor – published June 18

Volunteers help support our local schools During the course of a school year there are many people who volunteer time in many different ways to make our schools a better place for kids. Schools are certainly ...

Public meetings

Wednesday, June 18 • Whatcom Community College Board of Trustees, Laidlaw Center board room, 237 W. Kellogg Rd., Bellingham, 2 p.m. The board will talk strategy on college sustainability initiatives ...

WIDs — new solution to old problem

By Bill Clarke and Greg Ebe When the Washington State Legislature first convened after statehood in 1889, one of its first acts was to authorize the creation of irrigation districts. Why? Because the adequacy ...

Letters to the editor – published June 11

EMT efforts gratefully remembered On June 11, 2013, my grandson Jeremiah Sutton had a near-fatal fall from a second-story window of a Lynden building. This letter is a thank-you to the people of Lynden, ...

Public meetings

Wednesday, June 11 • Whatcom County Agricultural Advisory Committee, Planning & Development Services, Northwest Annex conference room, 5280 Northwest Dr., 3:30 p.m. On the agenda are the county’s ...

Parks, recreation land important to Washington state’s job growth

By Vincent Buys Growing up in and representing the 42nd Legislative District, rich with outdoor recreation land, I have always felt parks and other recreation land are pivotal to our overall health and ...

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 ...