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Letters to the Editor - July 8-14, 2010

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Court injunction stops B.C. sales tax exemption

Skagit County Superior Court judge Susan Cook issued a temporary restraining order June 30 halting the implementation of a recent state ruling that would allow Canadian shoppers to forgo paying sales taxes on some purchases in Washington.

For one man, the journey of a lifetime begins in Blaine

Paul Spencer has ridden his bicycle thousands of miles in several countries but this week, he will attempt a world record.

Adoption program matches people with older cats

WHS currently houses about 60 foster cats in 23 homes throughout the county. Their “Young At Heart” program offers discounts to adults over 55 when they adopt an animal older than five years, dropping the adoption cost from $115 to $55. That fee includes spay or neutering, shots, a microchip and a veterinary exam.

Tall ships bring golden age back in Blaine harbor

Booming cannons will rock Drayton Harbor next week with the return of the brig Lady Washington and the topsail ketch Hawaiian Chieftain. Those interested in the golden age of wind-powered sea travel will get the chance to travel back in time with tours of these ships from July 14 to July 19.

Blaine’s Old Fashioned Fourth of July, 2010

Images from Blaine’s Old Fashioned Fourth of July

BP to begin roundabout construction

Construction of a $2 million roundabout at Blaine and Grandview roads will begin next week, project managers at BP Cherry Point refinery said.

Port invites public for coffee

The Port of Bellingham has scheduled four “Coffee With A Commissioner” sessions around the county to hear directly from the people they represent.

Birch Bay’s C Shop to stay in family

Keith Alesse and his wife Saara Kuure are set to take over the store from Keith’s parents, Pat and Patricia Alesse, who have owned and operated the C Shop since 1971.

Local beaches closed to shellfish harvest

Blaine considers student representation

The Blaine school board will add student representation to their board of directors, they announced during their regular meeting Monday, June 28.

sports

Wallen’s successful summer hits a speed bump

Ryan Wallen, who took the prep golf world by storm when he placed second at the 2A state tournament this year, has been continuing his success through a busy summer of events.

Ridnour knocks on door of championship

Ryan Diggs scored 26 points and Jacob Stevenson chipped in 21 as Rob Ridnour’s Bellingham Slam cruised into the IBL Championship game with a remarkably easy 136-105 win over the Yamhill Highflyers.

Coston stumbles at home, misses U.S. senior open

The finish left Coston on the outside looking in as only the top two finishers move on to the U.S. Senior Open.

 

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