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Renate’s German Deli offering soup for the needy

LYNDEN — Inspired by a practice from Europe, Renate’s German Restaurant and Deli began a program called “Cup of Soup on the Wall” about a month ago. Influenced by a post on Facebook, Cup of Soup ...
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CrossWater Cafe now open in Sumas

SUMAS — Sumas has a new restaurant, tied in with an organization that has become a mainstay in the community. Seeds of Hope Ministries recently acquired the former location of Zio’s Pizza & Pasta, ...

Put your art on local buses

WHATCOM — The Whatcom Transportation Association will host a series of kids art contests, including one in Lynden, in July to find winners and art to reproduce on the side of WTA buses. All Whatcom County ...

One federal Farm Bill goes down, another alive

WHATCOM — The U.S. House of Representatives shot down a Farm Bill this month in overwhelming fashion, 234-195, when 62 Republicans joined with Democrats in voting against the hotly debated bill. After ...

Students win honors, awards

WSU releases second-semester president’s honor roll PULLMAN — Washington State University has released its second-semester president’s honor roll, and the following local students are named:   ...

Fallen Soldiers banner carriers needed in parades

WHATCOM ­— Fallen Soldiers banners, 60 in all, will be carried in the upcoming Sumas and Everson-Nooksack parades if enough people help out, said local VFW Auxiliary member Peggy Deem. The Sumas parade ...

Campfire talks, river walks start this weekend in National Forest

WHATCOM — The Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest is offering various speakers, hikes and activities this summer, including two opportunities in Whatcom County. • Campfire Talks: The talks will be ...

Northwood Road bridge getting guardrails

LYNDEN — Whatcom County is upgrading Northwood Road north of Halverstick Road at bridge 257 this week. The work is part of the Rural Road Safety Program and involves widening shoulders and installing ...

Cargo inspection program bridges border at Blaine

BLAINE — U.S. Customs and Border Protection began phase one of a truck cargo pre-inspection pilot June 17 at the Pacific Highway crossing adjacent to Surrey, B.C. The project is a collaboration with ...

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 ...