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After 42 years of owning the station at 899 E. Pole Rd. bearing his name, Marlin Hendricks and his wife Linda hosted a retirement open house at the station on Saturday, Feb. 8. Here he holds his 4-year-old grandson Sherman from Spokane amid the many folks who came by. Marlin’s Auto Service, …

Growth drives schools; many county officials retire; Ecology takes over water planning; city buys Glenning site; two die trying to save dogs; Sen. Ericksen adds a Cambodia job; Bass convicted of Stavik death; P.O. mural causes furor; Farm Pavilion built; Sumas gets $2 million for projects 

WHATCOM — The county’s Marine Resources Committee seeks motivated community members to join as advisors to county government in addressing local marine issues and leading boots-on-the-ground projects to protect marine resources.

LYNDEN — Whatcom County Farm Bureau invites bot members and the community to its annual meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, in the Mt. Baker Rotary Building, 1775 Front St.

BLAINE — The CIA estimates that 45,000 to 50,000 women are trafficked for sexual exploitation in the United States each year, and Washington State is an in-take region for it.

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.…

SUMAS — Total building permits and related fees in the City of Sumas have already seen a 14 percent increase over all of 2018 — with four months still to go in 2019.

BELLEVUE — As part of its ongoing succession planning effort, the board of directors of Puget Sound Energy has named Mary E. Kipp, currently president & CEO of El Paso Electric, as president of the state’s largest utility company, reporting to CEO Kimberly Harris.

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