From the Margin: Don’t just assume a vital public voice

One particular end-of-the year list happened to catch my eye the other day. This one wasn’t so much created by journalists as it was about journalists. It was the tally of those who died in the line ...

County needs plenty of willing citizens in 2014 for vacancies

WHATCOM ­— The County Council is asking citizens to apply to serve on many county boards and commissions in 2014. Application for open positions is now being taken. (Some positions were listed on page ...

Letters to the editor – published Jan. 8

Discuss the ruin of the North American Free Trade Agreement On this the 20th anniversary of the North American Free Trade Agreement that has ruined the corn culture of Mexico, driven away 50,000 U.S. factories ...

Public meetings

Wednesday, Jan. 8 • Whatcom County Agricultural Advisory Committee, Northwest Annex conference room, Planning and Development Services, 5280 Northwest Dr., Bellingham, 3:30 p.m. On the agenda are: small-lot ...
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New Year’s Day fire death likely a homicide

By Mark Reimers FERNDALE — The victim of a New Year’s Day house fire on Rural Avenue has been identified by the Whatcom County medical examiner as 23-year-old Mindy Rhoads, of Lynden, according to ...

Drug tests show spike in pot use

WHATCOM — Local drug testing shows a spike in marijuana use, a trend that also discloses plenty of confusion about the new state law, said Rich Bosman, owner of Lynden-based Bostec, a drug-testing company ...
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New StoryWalk project coming to Lynden City Park

LYNDEN — The Jim Kaemingk Sr. Trail and the trees in City Park will get a bit more colorful — and wordy — this May if the Lynden Library’s StoryWalk project comes to fruition. Tina Bixby, Lynden ...
Scooter Hastings drives the lane

Photo Gallery: Lynden 58 Squalicum 46

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Lynden over Squalicum

Lions make plays late in win over Squalicum

  For the majority of the night, Lynden looked like it would cruise to a dominant win over 2A Northwest Conference rival Squalicum. However, late in the second half, the visiting Storm kept fighting ...

Two killed in apparent drunk driving collision

Guide Meridian was closed early Tuesday as police investigated two-car crash LYNDEN — Drunken driving was suspected in a two-car head-on crash that killed two men on Guide Meridian Road early Tuesday ...