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ELECTIONS: Lynden City Council: Nick Laninga

LYNDEN ­— Even in relatively quiet Lynden politics over the years, Nick Laninga has had an opponent in three of his four races for the City Council, and now he’s contested again. Laninga, 68, is running ...
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ELECTIONS: Lynden City Council: Rex Dudley

LYNDEN ­— In 1999 Rex Dudley and his family chose Lynden as their place to settle, after his years of traveling with the U.S. Army. He hasn’t changed his view of why he came, captivated by Whatcom ...
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ELECTIONS: Whatcom County Council District 2: Ben Elenbaas

WHATCOM — Farmer Ben Elenbaas wants voters to know that voting local means choosing a candidate for Whatcom County Council’s District 2 position who will preserve Whatcom County and keep major decisions ...
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ELECTIONS: Whatcom County Council District 2: Ken Mann

WHATCOM — Speaking in a general sense, Whatcom County Council District 2 candidate Ken Mann believes in a clean environment, good jobs and safe neighborhoods. But the current councilmember is plenty ...

ELECTIONS: Kowalczyk, Robbins vie for Dist. 1 Port seat

WHATCOM — The Port of Bellingham commission is a nonpartisan elected body consisting of three people across three districts. The board oversees countywide port operations by providing policy direction ...

Three in Lynden finance honored

LYNDEN ­— Three workers in the City of Lynden finance department have received the Professional Finance Officer award from the Washington Finance Officers Association for 2013. The three are: finance ...

Ferndale manhunt wasn’t actually for Lynden murder suspect

WHATCOM — The Monday, Sept. 23, manhunt near Ferndale for 2011 Lynden murder suspect Salvador Rodriguez likely wasn’t a hunt for the fugitive after all. When a passenger bolted from a vehicle during ...

Bellingham YWCA takes in WomenCare Shelter

BELLINGHAM — Womencare Shelter, locally serving survivors of domestic violence since 1979, became part of YWCA Bellingham on Oct. 1. Leaders of both organizations said the strategic partnership is the ...

Your community, your newspaper

As newspaper executives struggle over whether the news should be digital first, tablet first, SMS first or print first, readers know exactly what they want their local newspaper to be — community first. ...

Letters to the editor – Oct. 9

Port picks In November, we will be voting for two Port Commissioners who will be making decisions that will affect us all for years to come — the waterfront, airport, living-wage jobs, the kind of economic ...