What do real estate agents, salespeople, vessel crews and farmers all have in common? Their work hours are often long and unpredictable, and until recently Washington law included an overtime exemption recognizing those unique circumstances. During the recently completed legislative sessio…

  This guest column is from the National Newspaper Association, representing 1,600-plus community newspapers across the United States, on an issue that concerns all citizens. It is written by Brett Wesner, president of the association and also of his Wesner Publications in Oklahoma.

  This is an op-ed column from Greg Ebe, local engineer, third-generation seed potato grower and a board member of the Drayton and Bertrand watershed improvement districts.

  This week marks my 40th anniversary at the Tribune! It’s not really the way I was hoping to celebrate, in the midst of a pandemic and civil unrest occurring across our country.

  This is an unsettling time for everyone. We wonder what lies ahead for our local schools, small businesses and farms. Can the situation return to normal, or how will our way of doing things be permanently different? What should change?

  Our world is facing the unprecedented global outbreak of the COVID-19 illness. Our journalists and our family of co-workers are committed to keeping you informed of the latest news and information related to the response from the local, state and federal levels. 

  The 2019 Lynden Tribune Readers Care Fund efforts are a wrap. Thanks to the generosity of approximately 100 individuals and organizations, we raised $16,250 for our recipient organizations this year, surpassing our goal by over 8 percent.

BELLINGHAM ­— The Homeless Strategies Workgroup has set a Friday, Nov. 15, meeting, starting at 8:30  a.m., in the Whatcom County Civic Center Annex building, 322 N. Commercial St., lower level, to broadly address the issue of homelessness in Whatcom County.

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