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Artist Point cleared in time for three-day weekend

MOUNT BAKER — For the second straight year, State Route 542 to Artist Point opened Tuesday morning, July 1. It’s one of the earliest ever openings for the destination known for its spectacular views ...

Illegal fireworks defined, may be confiscated

WHATCOM — So which fireworks are legal? County deputy fire marshal Wain Harrison offers this advice. If you bought your fireworks at a licensed non-tribal fireworks stand in Whatcom County, you should ...

County boards have vacancies

WHATCOM -— Vacancies still exist on several boards and commission that are appointed by the Whatcom County Executive and confirmed the County Council. Members serve without compensation unless otherwise ...

Del Bene wants easing of deportations

WASHINGTON, DC — Fifty-nine members of Congress sent a letter to the Obama Administration on June 12 urging greater action to revise immigration enforcement procedures and provide relief from unnecessary ...

Business Woman nominations now being taken

WHATCOM — The Whatcom Women in Business group invites nominations for its annual Professional Woman of the Year award for 2014. Know of a standout professional woman who is accomplished, who mentors ...

Three scheduled roads to be paved this week

WHATCOM -— In the county’s ongoing summer effort, three north county roads were scheduled to receive asphalt paving this week, June 30 through July 3, during the hours of 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., reports ...

State of the Arts: The iPad: A gaming device realized

I’ll always be a fan of controller-based gaming, and if the current direction of the gaming industry is any indication, most gamers feel the same way. The Xbox One is now packaged without the motion-based ...

Calendar

ONGOING Critter camp The Whatcom Humane Society, 2172 Division St., Bellingham, hosts a Critter Camp for three week-long sessions in July to teach about pets and wildlife. $185 per week. Details: 733-2080, ...

Author Aminta to speak at Lynden, Ferndale libraries

WHATCOM -— Lynden native Aminta Arrington wrote the book “Home is a Roof Over a Pig: An American Family’s Journey in China,” a candid and lively memoir about family, adoption and belonging in a ...

Guest Opinion: Is the United States’ Declaration of Independence unconstitutional?

By Gary Hardaway Picture a fairly typical situation that occurs every day in representative government. A panel of officials is working on a policy statement. After considerable discussion they release ...