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  • The Northern Light: September 22-28, 2022

State publishes monkeypox dashboard as Whatcom totals 2 cases
The Washington state Department of Health (DOH) announced on September 15 that it launched a data dashboard for monkeypox virus (MPV), …
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Four free state parks days left in 2022
Residents wanting to recreate have four days left in 2022 to enter state-managed lands for free. The next day is National Public Lands …
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Animals as Natural Therapy to host annual lunch fundraiser
Get a chance to pet a goat and donate to youth and veteran mental health at Animals as Natural Therapy’s Healing Hearts …
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Adams River sockeye run: Travel 4 hours to a once every 4 years phenomenon
I call it the real riverdance. Four million gorgeous natural acrobats, a six-mile performance runway of shimmering rock and sand …
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Safety and security issues close city hall building on September 13
The Blaine city hall building, which houses several offices including Banner Bank, was closed September 13 after someone threatened …
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City council tables vote on downtown revitalization design contract
Blaine City Council unanimously voted during its September 12 meeting to table voting on a design contract for its downtown …
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Snohomish County rejects Whatcom bid for jail space, sheriff’s office explores options
Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office is looking for options to free up space in an overcrowded Whatcom County Jail after Snohomish …
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Road Rules: Who has the sidewalk right-of-way, pedestrians or bicycles?
Question: Since pedestrians and bicycles share sidewalks, who has the right-of-way? I was at a sidewalk intersection and almost …
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Eat Local Month celebrated with locally-focused menus, farm tours
Whatcom and Skagit counties are plentiful of fresh food and local restaurants. Bellingham-based nonprofit Sustainable Connections is …
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Stargazing the Baker way
On a clear night in North Cascades National Park, one can see nearly 3,000 stars, according to park service research. Author and …
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Growing Birch Bay community awaits school
Birch Bay school advocates have continuously asked the Blaine school district board of directors for an elementary school in the area …
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