On Nov. 2, Washington state voters will elect representatives to local governments and make decisions about local ballot issues. Three advisory ballots will also appear on voters’ 2021 general election ballot.

October is breast cancer awareness month, and the Lynden Fire Department is showing its support by wearing pink t-shirts for the entire month. Pictured, from left, are Lynden firefighters Trent Martenson, Tim Chartier, Caleb Monroe, Jared Masters and Payton Peterson-Scotter. (Courtesy photo)

About 11 years ago I was assisting my mother at home.  Unlike expectant parents who often purchase “What to Expect When You Are Expecting” to prepare for the birth of their first child, as an adult child of an aging family member, I just didn’t really know what to do. 

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack applauded research and protection efforts underway at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) to prevent the spread of African Swine Fever virus, which has been ca…

The American Red Cross is experiencing an emergency blood and platelet shortage and must collect 10,000 additional blood products each week over the next month for the blood supply to recover and meet hospital and patient needs.

New listings of homes for sale are being gobbled up in Whatcom County like snow melt before a nor’easter, according to a local real estate report.

The League of Women Voters of Washington (LWVWA) has released example legislative and congressional redistricting maps that put communities of interest first.

Washington gas prices have fallen 3.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.75/g on Monday, Sept. 27, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 2,666 stations in Washington.

The League of Women Voters of Bellingham/Whatcom County, a non-partisan political organization, provides candidate forums as part of its core mission to encourage informed and active participation in government.

As part of National Voter Registration Day, Whatcom County Library System is partnering with the League of Women Voters to host voter registration events from 3-6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28 at the Deming, Everson, North Fork (Kendall) and South Whatcom (Sudden Valley) libraries. Volunteers with …

(This story is also available in Spanish at our website under El Periodico)The Washington State Department of Ecology proposes to revise and reissue the Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) permit.The current permit was issued in January 2017 and will expire on March 2, 2022. We held…

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