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Articles published Wed, Oct 16, 2013

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Letters to the editor: October 17 - October 23, 2013


Arts and Crafts fair comes to Lynden

Ready to start gift shopping for the upcoming holidays?

City has new tool for economic development

With the books finally closed on Hebert Research company's six-month analysis of Blaine's assets, the city is ready to look at begin a new chapter in its economic development story.

Regional chambers say that the practice of "expedited removal" hurts cross-border business

For Canadian residents wanting to visit the U.S., the threat of "expedited removal" - an on-the-spot decision by a border agent to ban someone from the U.S. for five years or more - is a major deterrent to doing business in America.

Civil rights complaint filed against sheriff

At the October 8 Whatcom County Council meeting, council authorized the county to provide a defense and indemnification for Whatcom County Sheriff Bill Elfo and chief of corrections Wendy Jones in response to a lawsuit filed with the federal district court for the Western District of Washington on May 15, 2013.

CAP readies for Thanksgiving season, requests reservations and donations

Once again, the Community Assistance Program (CAP) is working to make sure that no one has to go hungry on Thanksgiving Day.


Election ballots scheduled to be mailed on Friday, October 18

The November 5 general election will have nearly 120 candidates competing for about 95 available positions in Whatcom County.

Blaine High School's 2013 Homecoming Week

Scarecrows abound in downtown Blaine

Wings Over Water took first place with its display featuring a driftwood tree and a variety of birds.

Get prepared for rainy driving

It was a long, beautiful summer in Whatcom County, but now the rainy days of fall are here, and local motorists may want a refresher course on driving in wet conditions.

Candidates share their views with Birch Bay residents at forum

At the Birch Bay candidates' forum October 15, hopefuls for county-wide seats got a chance to introduce themselves and answer questions directly from Birch Bay residents.


Police Repots: October 8 - October 16, 2013


Blaine fires on all cylinders for homecoming win

Last week, Blaine football coach Jay Dodd said the pressure was on the offensive line to win the homecoming game against Friday Harbor.

Cross country runners set personal records at Lakewood meet

With a roster of only six girls and eight boys, don't expect the Blaine cross country team to win meets anytime soon.


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