Guest Opinion: Farmers have to make choices on workers

by Henry Bierlink The recent protest by Families United for Justice and some Western Washington University students on behalf of local farmworkers caught plenty attention from local farmers. We have closely ...

Editorial: Drive carefully in road work zones

It’s that time of year for the start of highway construction. That means, for the next six months or so, we as drivers need to slow down, pay attention and plan ahead. We get a reminder of the human ...

Letters to the editor – published April 9

Employees will spend whatever they earn In rebuttal to a letter in the Herald on wages, $7.25 is the federal minimum wage. The Washington state rate is $9.38, which is higher than most states. As an employer, ...

Public meetings

Wednesday, April 9 • Lynden City Council Public Works Committee, second floor conference room, City Hall, 300 Fourth St., 4:30 p.m. • Whatcom County Agricultural Advisory Committee, Lynden Community ...

Fire Commissioner Gary Knaus retiring

ACME — Gary Knaus has served the Acme Fire Hall for 38 years, first as a firefighter and then as a Fire District 16 commissioner. The district is hosting a retirement party to thank him for his years ...

Clean audit for dairy products

OLYMPIA ­— The Washington State Auditor issued a clean audit of the financial records of the State Dairy Products Commission for the years 2011 and 2012…. This content is for subscribers only. ...
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Pitching strong, bats cold for LC

LYNDEN — Last week, Lynden Christian baseball coach Desi Luna found himself in a bit of a strange situation. Up and down the lineup, he said, there were several guys missing. With spring break on the ...
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A gift out of nowhere for Lions

LYNDEN — It was only about three days before the spring sports season started when Lynden soccer coach Drew Smiley received a text message from senior Rudy Mendoza. Smiley looked at his phone and saw ...
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Youth Fair is appreciated far and wide

LYNDEN ­— The Meek family, from Rochester in Thurston County, definitely counts on the Whatcom County Youth Fair each spring. “We come up because it’s the best spring fair in the state of Washington,” ...
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Henry Miller knows the buzz around town

DEMING — Getting a $300,000 offer from entrepreneurs Mark Cuban and Robert Herjavec isn’t something that most 16-year-olds experience. Turning down that offer? That’s probably even rarer. But, leave ...