PeaceHealth and Regence reach insurance pact

BELLINGHAM — PeaceHealth and Regence reached a new two-year agreement June 13 that ensures Regence members can continue to receive their care at PeaceHealth at in-network rates. The new contract, beginning ...
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Even without Boo, ‘Monsters’ delights

Calling Pixar’s “Monsters University” the best prequel of all time may sound like I’m condemning the movie with faint praise, and that’s a fair point. More than fair, actually. Hollywood’s ...
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‘Much Ado About Nothing’ mixes old, new for refreshing rom-com

When I first heard that Joss Whedon had directed an indie adaptation of William Shakespeare’s romantic comedy “Much Ado About Nothing” while on vacation from finishing the post-production of “The ...

Calendar

ONGOING Friday music BelleWood Acres hosts music and lawn games every Friday until July 5. Music starts at 6 p.m.   THURSDAY Farmers market The Lynden Farmers Market runs from 1 to 6 p.m. every Thursday ...
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Rushing water: Bonding over whitewater

Swiping through pictures of a Saturday church group rafting trip on the Skykomish River, one thing was clear: Whitewater can make the burliest of men smile like a schoolboy. As a group of about 20 of us ...

EDITORIAL: Lynden schools right to keep Jernberg on

As the longest-serving principal in the history of Fisher Elementary School, Brad Jernberg is what you might call a mainstay in the Lynden School District. That’s why it’ll be so strange next year ...

Letters to the editor – June 26

Dirty politics when budgets in play The dirtiest politics take place when budgets are in order. The last budget for which Murray, Cantwell and Smith should be ashamed is no exception. This letter merely ...

Public meetings

Wednesday, June 26 • Meridian School Board, Meridian Middle School library, 861 Ten Mile Rd., 7 p.m.   Thursday, June 27 • Northwest Regional Council, Skagit County commissioners hearing room, ...
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Summer fun in the outdoors

WHATCOM — As the month of July approaches, the weather in the Pacific Northwest is expected to take a turn for the better. Residents of Whatcom County can hopefully say goodbye to their rain coats and ...

Reeling in the big one

WHATCOM — When it comes to fishing in Whatcom County, it’s no secret that there’s a large following. Plain and simple, residents look forward to the time of year when they can dust off their fishing ...