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Woman dies, husband seriously injured in crash

A Canadian woman has died after a collision last weekend outside of Lynden. Beverly Raginski of Surrey was riding behind her husband, Michael Caldwell, on their 2005 Triumph … more

New project aims to reduce flooding near Beachway Drive

By Ian Ferguson A stormwater drainage improvement project is making headway in the Beachway Drive neighborhood in Birch Bay, as construction crews rush to finish work before the … more

Candidates coming toBirch Bay for open forum

All six candidates running for legislative positions in the 42nd district will visit Birch Bay for a candidate forum on Thursday, October 9. Residents of Blaine, Birch Bay and Lummi … more

Pilot hemp crop heralds start of a new industry

By Ian Ferguson A local woman harvested her first crop of industrial hemp September 29, a milestone for Whatcom County and the state as legislators ponder how to legalize and … more

Author offers advice for surviving a loss

By Steve Guntli The loss of a loved one, especially the loss of a child, can leave a person devastated beyond words, but author Linda Hunt has found a way to transform her pain into … more

Grace Lutheran Church celebrates 100 years

The Blaine Grace Lutheran Church congregation is preparing to celebrate its 100th anniversary. The church was originally established by Icelandic immigrants working as fisherman and … more

City acquires new park for $10

By Steve Guntli For the token price of $10, the city has acquired new land to expand its park system. The property in question, 2.2 acres of forest and wetlands in … more

Activists fill Peace Arch Park for climate change

by Steve Guntli Dressed in a plush moose hat and a bright pink T-shirt and carrying large cardboard signs shaped like salmon, Adam Bennett managed to stand out in a crowd at Peace … more

Council drops citizen petitions to limit union power

by Steve Guntli The Blaine City Council has struck down a citizen-sponsored initiative that would have limited union power in Blaine. At the meeting on September 22, … more

Feds seize $500,000 worth of drugs in Ferndale

Federal agents seized nearly 25 kilograms of illegal narcotics from a storage unit at the Grandview Business Park in Ferndale. On September 10, agents from Homeland Security and the … more

Birch Bay residents seek elementary school

by Ian Ferguson As the Blaine school board is working out the finer details of a bond request to voters in February, a group of Birch Bay residents has taken issue with the proposal … more

Neighborhood association bands together to save water views

by Steve Guntli Members of the Salishan Neighborhood Association have made it their mission to protect Blaine’s water views, and the city council has voted to support their … more

Kamrath named 2013-14 teacher of the year

by Ian Ferguson Education – and especially Blaine education – runs in Jamie Kamrath’s family. Her mother and her aunt were both teachers, and she has followed … more

Blaine scarecrow contest opening to private residents

by Steve Guntli Blaine’s annual scarecrow competition has traditionally been a way for local businesses to add a festive autumnal air to the downtown business district. This year, … more

Fixing up a fixer-upper

by Steve Guntli Sitting side by side, the two cottages already look like before and after photos. One, with its weather-beaten white paint, represents the potential, and the other, painted a … more

Mammoth indeed: Local gardener grows massive sunflowers

by Steve Guntli They’re called Russian mammoth sunflowers, and in Wayne Dent’s backyard, they’re living up to the name. Dent has been growing sunflowers, either in his … more

Border Patrol to test wearable cameras

by Ian Ferguson In order to prevent misconduct by U.S. Border Patrol agents and provide clarity for investigating potential cases of abuse, agents could soon be required to wear … more

Local technicians offering free headlight inspections

by Steve Guntli The Pacific Northwest is entering its dark and rainy season, and it’s important to make sure you’re not driving with a dim bulb. Fortunately, some local technicians are … more
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