‘Second chance’ banking offered at six local banks

WHATCOM — Bank On North Sound is a campaign to help people with low to moderate income gain affordable checking, savings, credit and financial education opportunities and start on a pathway to financial ...

Border Patrol activity report

BLAINE — The information listed below is from arrests and seizures related to the U.S. Border Patrol in the Blaine Sector area of operations. For security reasons, this may not be a complete list of ...

March Madness for Western

BELLINGHAM — Halfway through a possible journey that could culminate in a second consecutive NCAA Division II national championship, the Western Washington University men’s basketball is already in ...

Annual Men’s Night Out event moves to Saturday for 2013

LYNDEN — Men’s Night Out will switch formats this year, moving from a Friday evening event to an eight-hour timeframe on Saturday, April 13. The noon to 8 p.m. event in the Henry Jansen Building at ...

Juvenile detention book club is topic at April 19 library foundation event

WHATCOM — Suzanne Harris, a teacher at the Whatcom County Juvenile Detention Center, will be the speaker at the Whatcom County Library Foundation’s gala fundraising dinner, Branch Out, on April 19 ...

CALENDAR

ONGOING Children’s garden The Veggie Patrol at the Children’s Story Garden of Hovander Park now has open registration for this season. The weekly program runs April through October. These hour-long ...
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‘Burt Wonderstone’ not so ‘Incredible,’ but not terrible either

Box office flops are something of an inevitability in Hollywood. Tinseltown puts out seemingly countless movies week after week, and audiences certainly can’t afford to see each and every one of them. ...
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No place to go for meat packing

WHATCOM ­— Local farmers continue to wait, and hope, for additional slaughter facilities to take animals for meat packing in the agricultural north county. As it stands now, there are too few buyers ...
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Lummis reassert senior water rights

BELLINGHAM ­— The Lummi Nation reasserted its senior water rights in Whatcom County at a Thursday meeting intended to restart water resource planning talks that stopped in 2009. Jeremy Freimund, water ...
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Coronation of an ambassador

From left, Whatcom County Dairy Ambassador candidates Janis DeJager, Alexandra Bergsma and Samantha Douge receive applause at the coronation banquet sponsored by Dairy Women Friday evening in Bellingham. ...