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Ambulance fee is our best EMS option

by Scott Korthuis, Lynden mayor Recently, the Lynden City Council passed an Ambulance Utility Fee in the amount of $6 per month to be charged to each eligible “unit” in Lynden beginning in July 2014. ...

Letters to the editor

Government greed We hear a lot these days about “corporate greed.” Some of it is justified: Enron, junk mortgage packages sold deceptively to unsuspecting victims, etc. However, a lot of the fulminating ...

Public meetings

Thursday, May 1 • Lynden City Council Public Safety Committee, Jack Martin Pubic Safety Building/Lynden Police Station, 203 19th St., 4 p.m. • Commissioners of Lynden Regional Parks and Recreation ...

Opinion: We are dealing with our jail/mental health dilemma in Whatcom County

By Bill Elfo Whatcom County is experiencing a disturbing trend shared with the rest of our nation. Our jails and prisons are becoming the de facto mental health institutions of our country. The number ...

Letters to the editor – published April 23

A short session short on accomplishments The state Legislature recently concluded its “short session” with a distinctly short record of accomplishments. In an oft-repeated pattern, good bills passed ...

Public meetings

Wednesday, April 23 • WRIA (Watershed Resource Inventory Area) 1 Planning Unit, ground-level conference room of Civic Center Building, 322 N. Commercial St., Bellingham, 6 p.m. Thursday, April 24 • ...

Guest Opinion: In business expansion we want what?

By Gary Vis A wise pastor once told me, “When you want a want, you had better want what that want brings.” So what does the Lynden community want in the area of business expansion? At the Lynden Chamber ...

Letters – published April 16

Lopsided opinion not giving a fair voice This is in response to Mr. Bierlink’s guest opinion in the April 9 Lynden Tribune. Although Bierlink claims that Whatcom Farm Friends welcomes “a respectful ...

Public meetings

Wednesday, April 16 • Lynden City Council Community Development Committee, Lynden City Hall, 300 Fourth St. 4:30 p.m. • Lynden Board of Adjustments, southeast conference room, City Hall Annex, 205 ...

Guest Opinion: Farmers have to make choices on workers

by Henry Bierlink The recent protest by Families United for Justice and some Western Washington University students on behalf of local farmworkers caught plenty attention from local farmers. We have closely ...