42nd District State Senate Race: Seth Fleetwood

For what it’s worth, Seth Fleetwood grew up going to the same schools as Doug Ericksen — in Laurel and Bellingham. But now, as the challenger for Ericksen’s 42nd district state Senate seat, it’s ...

42nd District State Senate Race: Doug Ericksen

No state candidate on the Whatcom County ballot is as familiar as Doug Ericksen. With six terms in the House of Representatives before being elected to the Washington State Senate four years ago, Ericksen ...

Stretch of Mt. Baker Highway closed daytime for tree removal

WHATCOM -— About eight miles of the Mount Baker Highway is closed all of this week through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for removal of hazardous trees. The area of work is between mileposts 46 and 54, ...

Five films to watch this fall

Movies like “Gone Girl” and “Fury” are topping the box-office charts these days, signaling that the annual “September slump” is behind us. As the holiday movie season gets underway, here are ...

Thursday forum features districts’ House candidates

BELLINGHAM — Candidates for the state House of Representatives from both the 40th and 42nd districts will speak at a forum from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, in the Bellingham Municipal Court ...

Calendar

ONGOING Garden event Glen Echo Garden, 4390 Y Rd., Bellingham, hosts a family day every Saturday through November from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with hay rides, sheep feeding, leaf piles and garden talks. $10 ...

Letters to the editor – Oct. 22

Lynden benefits from a Fred Meyer locally I am very hopeful that a Fred Meyer store will be built in Lynden. I also want them to properly address any and all environmental issues to accomplish this. I ...

Public meetings

Thursday, Oct. 23 Whatcom County Council meets in committee of the whole to review 2015-16 county budget, starting at 9:30 a.m. Lynden School Board, Lynden High School library, 1203 Bradley Rd., Lynden, ...

The Woods Coffee expanding to Skagit

LYNDEN — The Woods Coffee has announced plans to open a new coffee shop in Mount Vernon this December. The new location will be the Lynden-based company’s 15th coffee shop and its first in Skagit County. ...

Speaker to talk about the science of punning

BELLINGHAM — The Bellingham Senior Activity Center, 315 Halleck St., welcomes Lou Lippman, author and retired psychology professor, in sharing stories from his psychology book “Whince: A Pun on Thyme,” ...