CBP hiring 2,000 more officers nationwide

SEATTLE — U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the agency responsible for securing U.S. borders from all threats, is accepting applications nationwide to increase CBP officer positions at air, land and ...

State looks for help naming new ferry

OLYMPIA — Construction of the next 144-car ferry is under way and the Washington State Transportation Commission invites people from across the state to get involved and submit their ideas for the new ...

GPT: Poll finds more support for coal terminals

BELLINGHAM — Support of Northwest coal exports has grown in the last year by six percentage points to 47 percent, claim backers of Gateway Pacific Terminal. Opposition to the exports has also fallen, ...

Lummi Nation endorses Knutzen for state office

WHATCOM -— In a letter dated July 18, Tim Ballew II, chairman of the Lummi Indian Business Council, declares the Lummi Nation’s endorsement of Bill Knutzen for State Representative Position 1 of the ...

2014-15 Whatcom orchestra tickets now on sale

BELLINGHAM -— Tickets are now on sale for the 2014-15 Whatcom Symphony Orchestra, directed by Yaniv Attar. Last year, every concert of the year sold out. “This was simply wonderful, and we hope that ...

Looking back at ‘Breaking Bad’

The recent stint of hot weather is reminding me a lot of my all-time favorite television show “Breaking Bad,” which ended in September 2013. “Breaking Bad” is set in the sweltering heat of Albuquerque, ...

Calendar

ONGOING Tractor show The annual Puget Sound Antique Tractor and Machinery Association show runs from July 30 through Aug. 2 in Berthusen Park west of Lynden. Details: www.psatma.com. Theater shows The ...

Jobs are part of quality of life here

by John Huntley and Brad Owens We don’t make anything in America anymore! The middle class is shrinking! We need more environmental regulation! We won’t live as well as our parents did! Hardly a day ...

Letters to the editor – July 30

Quality jobs should be a local priority Quality jobs are a major priority in Whatcom County. Lynden resident Satpal Sidhu, as dean of engineering and trades at Bellingham Technical College (2002-2008), ...

Public meetings

Thursday, July 31 • Commissioners of Lynden Regional Parks and Recreation District, southeast conference room, City Hall Annex, 205 Fourth St., 7 p.m. Commissioners will talk about and take public comment ...