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Update: Blackburn commits to Eastern Washington

With the 2014 National Signing Day only nine days away, Meridian defensive end Spencer Blackburn received some big news on Monday afternoon, with the Eastern Washington University staff officially extending ...

After 41 years of legal abortion, still a tragedy

by Juanita Verbree On Jan. 22, 1973, I was a sophomore at Lynden High School. The fateful decision made that day by the U.S. Supreme Court did not even reach my ears! Legalized abortion? I did not hear ...

Industry reps to be at Meridian school

LAUREL — The Northwest Career and Technical Academy will host industry leaders on Monday, Feb. 10, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Meridian High School’s CTE Building, 194 Laurel Rd. Students, parents and community ...

County home sales rise 14.5 % in ‘13

WHATCOM — Whatcom County residential sales surged 14.5 percent in 2013 and sale prices showed modest gains as well, according to statistics and analysis from a local real-estate agent. Whatcom County’s ...

Whatcom Reads! features author Cheryl Strayed

WHATCOM ­— Cheryl Strayed, national best-selling author of “Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail,” is the featured author of 2014 Whatcom Reads! program of the county libraries. Strayed ...

Lynden chamber sets direction

LYNDEN — The Lynden Chamber of Commerce membership has approved Brett Kok from Guide Insurance Inc. and Anita Tallman, executive director of the Christian Health Care Center, as members of the chamber’s ...

Locals make university honor rolls

EWU releases fall dean’s list CHENEY — Eastern Washington University has released its fall-quarter dean’s list, and the following local students are named: Lynden—Blair Bomber, Kelly Heerspink, ...

Calendar

ONGOING Addictions workshop For you or someone you know with addictions, a workshop with nationally certified counselor Ross Banister comes Jan. 24-25 to North County Christ the King Church of Birch Bay. ...

Bellingham has its own Oscars night party

BELLINGHAM — It’s time to dust off your fancy threads again! Bellingham’s Oscar Party event makes its fifth appearance at the Pickford Film Center, 1318 Bay St. The formal event begins when the doors ...

‘Positive’ explores stories of those affected by AIDS

BELLINGHAM ­— “Positive,” a dance/theatre piece that explores the lives of seven different local community members whose lives have been affected by AIDS, will be presented by Kuntz and Company ...