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Letters to the Editor — Aug. 5, 2015

More rats and less feral cats: connected?   On the front page of the July 29 issue of the Lynden Tribune is a headline declaring that there is an increase in the rat population in Lynden and the county. ...
Injuries and inconsistency in the starting rotation, a sharp decline in bullpen effectiveness and another dismal offense have done in the 2015 Mariners. (Courtesy photo/MLB.com)

14 years and counting: 2015 Mariners a major letdown

Injuries and inconsistency in the starting rotation, a sharp decline in bullpen effectiveness and another dismal offense have done in the 2015 Mariners. (Courtesy photo/MLB.com) SEATTLE — This was supposed ...

Guest opinion: Canadian ports are eating our lunch

Don Brunell Unfortunately, Seattle Congressman Jim McDermott was correct earlier this year when he said Canada’s West Coast ports are “eating our lunch!” Both Washington and British Columbia are ...

Letter to the editor

Become an informed voter before November    Primary voting is happening in most areas of Whatcom County by Aug. 4. Between now and November, it will be vitally important to become an informed voter ...

Class reunions are strange, in the best ways

Class reunions are weird. Like, really weird.   Allow me to paint a little picture. Imagine knowing a group of people from about age 5 all the way to the beginning of adulthood (or what passes for ...

Letters to the editor – July 22

Supports Graham   Our generals tell us we are losing the war against ISIS. There is genocide against Christians and minorities, beheadings, people burned alive, children crucified, females enslaved ...

Public meetings

Wednesday, July 22 • Lynden City Council Community Development Committee, second floor meeting room, Lynden City Hall, 300 Fourth St., 4 p.m. • Water Resource Inventory Area (WRIA) 1 planning unit, ...

Legislators really delivered for Lynden

By Scott Korthuis   It is easy to become overwhelmed with news about government, especially because so much of it is discouraging. But we in Lynden are recipients of some very good news as a result ...

Louws: We have mental health, substance abuse facility already

  WHATCOM ­— County Executive Jack Louws says that the county already has a 16-bed mental health evaluation and treatment facility and will keep it operating when a new jail is built.   Louws ...

Letters to the editor – published July 15

There’s more than just a flag to blame   How sad that something as complex as how we feel about each other’s behaviors, race and culture can be reduced to a flag. Are we really sure that the stars ...