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Letters to the editor: April 3 - 9, 2014


County rules limit new pot business locales

Stricter regulations passed by Whatcom County Council will prevent many would-be pot growers and processors in unincorporated Whatcom County from setting up shop, but some of those restrictions might only be temporary.

Feds arrest alleged cocaine trafficker at Blaine border

Authorities arrested two men who are accused of trying to smuggle a large quantity of cocaine across the U.S./Canada border this week in Whatcom County.

Measles outbreak finds its way into Whatcom County

Four cases of measles have been confirmed in Whatcom County, and have been linked to the outbreak of measles in the Fraser Valley East, just north of the U.S./Canada border that occurred in early March.

Ways you can help the Oso community

All across western Washington and B.C., groups and individuals are rallying to help the victims of the Oso mudslide.

It's time to tiptoe through the tulip fields

Spring is here and while that means the fields in Skagit County are blooming in vibrant colors sure to turn your head, the Washington State Patrol (WSP) is urging drivers to keep their eyes on the road to avoid collisions and unnecessary accidents.

Who owns what real estate, where and why?

Real estate ownership in Blaine and Birch Bay tends to shift like the tide.

Environmentally-friendly tips and advice for maintaining sustainable gardens and lawns

There are many benefits to gardening in an environmentally friendly way, not the least of which is reducing the amount of harmful chemicals that get washed into local waterways.

Annual heartworm check-up keeps spring in pets' steps

Spring means many things to dogs and their owners.

WeSNIP hosts annual spring garage sale fundraiser

Looking for a steal or want to get rid of some of your clutter for the sake of a good cause?

Birch Bay Road Race

Wet, windy and rainy conditions did not keep the hundreds of racers who descended on Birch Bay from tackling the 5K, 15K and 30K waterfront routes of the 9th annual Birch Bay Road Race on March 29.

Winnie the Pooh comes to Blaine

Abigail Higgins plays the title role of Winnie the Pooh in the Blaine Elementary and Primary School production of Disney's Winnie the Pooh on March 27.


Richard D. Brobyn, MD

February 22, 1932 - March 19, 2014

Ann Dora Austin

July 26, 1925 - March 20, 2014


Police reports: March 26 - April 1, 2014


Diving into Spring

Several boys from Blaine took advantage of the spring weather and took a dive off the Blaine pier on March 24.


Track and field athletes show early promise

The Blaine track and field teams traveled to Anacortes March 27 and fared well against their 1A opponents from Lynden Christian and 2A athletes from Anacortes, despite missing several athletes who had left early for spring break.

Tie and a loss for boys soccer

For the second time this season, the boys soccer team tied Lynden Christian in a hard-fought game with equal pressure on both sides.


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