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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 ...

Letters to the editor

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 ...

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Wants to resist the mass Muslim infiltration Isn’t it funny that the USA takes on Islam’s immigration but is resistant to Mexicans’ immigration. Most Mexicans are Christians. Muslims can be peaceful ...

The fall movie season approaches

September has come to a close, and that also means that the 2015 summer movie season is at its end. This summer saw some huge winners both in terms of box office take and pure artistry, and the fall and ...

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Honoring Hub DeJong    I’m very sorry to hear that Hub DeJong passed away. He was a real community asset and gave of himself in every possible way to the community. He was probably the most faithful ...

Election ahead ­— be informed

Some of us have a natural interest in politics, candidates, public issues and how our government runs. For others of us, it can all be a turnoff. Either way, this is the season when political matters are ...

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Supports Briscoe    I am very excited about the opportunity to elect Bobby Briscoe to our port commission. Making his living fishing for over 40 years, he understands the maritime economy up close ...