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Letters to the editor – July 2

In favor of Luanne Van Werven Luanne Van Werven is the most qualified to fill the post for the open state House of Representatives seat in the 42nd District. She has been involved in politics since 1990 ...

Public meetings

Friday, July 4 Public buildings are closed for the Fourth of July holiday. Monday, July 7 • Lynden City Council Finance Committee, first floor meeting room, City Hall, 300 Fourth St., 4 p.m. • Ferndale ...

Battling the Cup’s soccer gods

There’s something special about the game of soccer to me. I don’t see that changing anytime soon and I think the reason I find the sport so beautiful is because of how much I think it can resemble ...

Editorial: No repeats allowed

The matter of three Lynden High School students submitting Adolph Hitler quotes for the 2013-14 school yearbook drew its flare of widespread media attention and comment — and not the kind of attention ...

Letters to the editor – published June 25

Support Ericksen’s cleanup efforts I support Sen. Doug Ericksen because of his dedication to cleaning up Bellingham Bay, specifically the old Georgia-Pacific site. Under Sen. Ericksen’s strong leadership ...

Public meetings

Wednesday, June 25 • WRIA (Watershed Resource Inventory Area) 1 Planning Unit, garden-level conference room of Civic Center Building, 322 N. Commercial St., Bellingham, 6 p.m. A 2014 work plan will be ...

Finding anchor in bits of history, politics

Fortunately for the spice of life, we all have different interests. While I care nothing about most TV shows, I do enjoy following politics. Instead of indulging a workshop hobby, I’d rather be reading ...

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 ...