Canadians do 80 percent of local border crossings

WHATCOM — A sharp contrast in the number of Canadians versus Americans crossing the five Whatcom County points of entry between the two countries is driven largely by the purpose of their international ...

City chooses Dawson to redo Fifth Street section

LYNDEN — The city, hoping to complete its Fifth Street rebuild in August, took a major step toward that effort during Monday’s City Council meeting by selecting the firm to do the work.   The project ...

Ericksen says no-new-taxes budget can work

  OLYMPIA — State Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, says the Senate’s budget version shows the state’s most fundamental needs can be met without raising taxes — fully funding K-12 education, ...

Lynden home prices rise as inventory remains tight

WHATCOM — The Whatcom County housing market experienced solid increases in median sales prices and number of homes sold in the first quarter of this year, with other data indicating an edge to sellers ...

Agreement reached on Bellingham waterfront

  BELLINGHAM — The Port of Bellingham has reached a milestone agreement with Ireland-based Harcourt Developments to develop a new commercial and residential area on 19 acres of Bellingham’s downtown ...

Taiwanese men arrested for smuggling

BLAINE — Two men were arrested on suspicion of attempting to smuggle ecstasy into the United States east of Blaine, according to a report from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency.   The ...

‘Superstar’ cellist is orchestra’s May 3 guest performer

  BELLINGHAM ­­— On Sunday, May 3, at 3 p.m. in the Mount Baker Theatre, the Whatcom Symphony Orchestra presents an afternoon featuring superstar cellist Johannes Moser.   Moser brings his ...

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ONGOING Local play The Lynden Performing Arts Guild presents 12 performances of the heartwarming comedy “Harvey” April 9-26 in the Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. Performances are Thursday ...

League’s ‘They Represent You’ 2015 guide out

  WHATCOM — The League of Women Voters’ 2015 version of “They Represent You,” a guide to contacting elected officials at the local, state and national levels, is now out.   Free copies ...

Western Drayton Harbor open to shellfish harvest

  BELLINGHAM — A recreational molluscan shellfish harvest season is now open in a portion of western Drayton Harbor that has been closed since 1999. Molluscan shellfish include clams, mussels, and ...