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Small-cities forum explores unique issues

FERNDALE — Common interests dominated the talk of Whatcom’s small-city mayors at a forum organized by the League of Women Voters on Saturday. The event, hosted in the Ferndale City Hall Annex, was ...

Lynden to play for district title

Following a 46-37 victory over Sehome on Monday night, the Lions are one win away from capturing the 2A District championship and returning to the 2A Regional tournament. Coming in the Lions way is a Burlington-Edison ...

Local Black Mountain’s main Boy Scout camp cancelled for 2013

MAPLE FALLS ­— The main three-week Boy Scouts summer camp at Camp Black Mountain will not happen in 2013. The Executive Board of the Mount Baker Council of Boy Scouts of America decided in January to ...

Local governments partner up lobbying in Olympia

OLYMPIA — Top officials from Whatcom County, the City of Bellingham and the Port of Bellingham have joined forces in Olympia to promote shared goals for this legislative session. “When we can stand ...

BelleWood releases first batch of pure Honeycrisp vodka

LYNDEN — Looking for something different to celebrate Valentine’s Day? Come to BelleWood Acres farm for a post-Valentine’s Day celebration and first-ever bottle release party. This event is Friday, ...

Responding Border Patrol agents save heart-attack victim

LYNDEN — U.S. Border Patrol agents helped resuscitate a 56-year-old Canadian man who had suffered a heart attack and driven off the road north of Lynden on Monday, Feb. 4. Agents assigned to the Sumas ...

Legislative update

OLYMPIA — In an effort to provide citizens who produce cottage food products in their homes the opportunity to earn a little more money and still be in compliance under state law, Rep. Jason Overstreet, ...

Guterson to speak at the J Tuesday

WHATCOM ­— Featured author David Guterson makes several public appearances, including a visit to Lynden’s Jansen Art Center next Tuesday evening, Feb. 19. He will give his main talk at the 321 Front ...

Post-Sandy Hook forum focuses on mental health

BELLINGHAM — The tragic events at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., in December have resonated across America, as families, educators and public officials raise questions about recognizing ...

State Legislature testing online comment on bills

OLYMPIA — The Legislature this year has added an online comment option for bills under consideration in addition to the traditional telephone hotline it continues to offer the public. The “e-comments” ...