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.

BELLINGHAM ­— On Thursday, Oct. 3, Chrysanthe Broikos, a curator of the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., will speak about an exhibit she organized, “Making Room: Housing for a Changing America,” and some of northwest Washington’s top architects will be honored.

WHATCOM — County Comprehensive Plan and code amendments relating primarily to Cherry Point are the focus of a town hall meeting set for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12. The meeting of the Planning Commission will be in the County Council chambers of the Whatcom County Courthouse, 311 Grand Ave.…

LYNDEN — The City of Lynden and Washington State Department of Ecology are seeking comments on the city’s Shoreline Management Program update and periodic review. The required steps ensure the SMP keeps up with changes in state law, updates to other city plans and regulations, and other new …

As most know by now, Lynden Police Chief John Billester is retiring at the end of June from law enforcement after a long and distinguished career including nearly three decades with the Lynden Police Department. His service has been stellar and his contribution to Lynden as a community have …

All Whatcom County Watershed Improvement District directors’ meetings are cancelled for May as this is traditionally a very busy month for farmers’ field work. 

WHATCOM — Roberts Road was closed on Monday, April 29, approximately 1,200 feet north of Goshen Road for replacement of the bridge over Anderson Creek. A signed detour route will be in place.

This is a column submitted relating to Tuesday evening adoption by the Whatcom County Council of a resolution supporting that the state pay its “fair share of funding for election expenses.” County Executive Jack Louws and County Auditor Debbie Adelstein also support this statement, as well …

This is a guest column written by Jim Zachary, a regional editor of CHNI newspapers in the south eastern United States. He is also vice-president of the Georgia First Amendment Foundation. 

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