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‘Spectre’ doesn’t quite stand up to predecessors

The 2006 hit James Bond film “Casino Royale” is easily one of the best franchise reboots in film history. The fact that a modern-day reboot could bounce back from a stinker like “Die Another Day” ...

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Abortion consequences harmful for life   There is a problem that the world thinks is right — abortion. You see, a baby is a baby no matter what it looks like. Even if a developing baby looks like a ...

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Our patriotism has become lazy Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2015, is coming shortly and I wanted to share some of my thoughts with you. I am a World War II veteran, one of those of the Greatest Generation era. Although ...

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Inform your vote    Although George and I are more involved and committed to good government than most people, we were relieved to think through, fill in, secure the envelope and drop our ballots into ...

Guest opinion: Small-city mayors assess charter proposals

Speaking as Whatcom small-city mayors and as concerned citizens, these are our recommendations on the Whatcom County Charter revisions: Proposition 1 = Approve Proposition 2 = Approve Proposition 3 = Approve Proposition ...

Guest opinion: Police, firefighter groups speak against jail tax

BELLINGHAM — On Monday, Oct. 19, the Bellingham Police Guild and IAFF Local 106 of Bellingham and Whatcom firefighters announced their opposition to the new Jail Facility Sales and Use Tax that is contained ...

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A fan of the museum I had the opportunity to volunteer at the Lynden Pioneer Museum open house last Thursday. What a great time! Over 400 people attended and it was so much fun to see them experience the ...

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Real concerns with Fire District 1 proposal As a resident and tax-paying citizen of Whatcom County Fire District 1, I have some real concerns about the way our fire district is being run. After spending ...

The race for Whatcom County Council Position No. 1

BRUCE AYERS WHATCOM — Bruce Ayers, a former Bellingham City Council member and professional land surveyor in Whatcom County, seeks an open Whatcom County Council Position #1 seat. Ayers agreed to a ...

‘The Martian’ a positive survival story

I did something strange (for me) this year: I actually finished a book. I’m a slow reader, one of the slowest, in fact. But Andy Weir’s “The Martian” simply refused to be conquered by my sluggish ...