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Kershner doesn’t own her past mistakes I am really disappointed in Kathy Kersher’s refusal to own up to her mistakes. In 2010 while on County Council, she voted to cut funding for both domestic violence ...

Sidhu: Farming is not for the fainthearted

A farmer sits down his son, who has finished a degree in business management. The farmer says: Son, the time has come to pass on the farm to you. You have worked hard with me and grandpa as you were growing ...

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We haven’t adhered to Washington’s words In 1789 our first president George Washington was inaugurated. In his address he said, “The propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation ...

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Sadness at the fair    I love the Northwest Washington Fair and attended it again this year. It is always so amazing and has so much to offer all, young to old. I have attended year after year and ...

Five things to know about salmon in streams

More than 7 million pink and chinook salmon are now making their way from the Pacific Ocean into Washington’s rivers and streams to spawn. This summer, Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association staff members ...

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Why we should defund Planned Parenthood    This is why Planned Parenthood should be defunded. According to the organization’s own annual report for 2013: • Planned Parenthood facilities performed ...

Meetings

Wednesday, Aug. 26 • Meridian School Board, Meridian High School library, 194 W. Laurel Rd., 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27 • Bellingham Technical College Board of Trustees, College Services board room on ...

Enjoying an island, family togetherness

To those of you whose children and grandchildren all reside within convenient commuting distance, I say good for you. I am not so privileged. And so we have to set aside a time every two or three years ...

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We need a new jail    Can you even imagine 34 women sharing one toilet, crammed in together with no way out? All privacy lost, all chance to control their own lives lost. Forget comfort, this is a ...

Letters to the editor

Can’t trust Planned Parenthood Doesn’t it seem odd that Planned Parenthood would claim only 3 percent of their services are abortions? Why would any organization put so much effort into defending 3 ...