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Our Voice – We are thankful for…

We are thankful for all of the time that we have spent with family and friends this past year, from taking a walk together, sharing a meal or simply having a conversation with the people ...

Letters to the Editor — Nov. 15, 2017

How will city keep population safe? As I drive around Lynden I am constantly amazed by all the new streets being paved and new housing popping up all over the place. The population ...

Letters to the Editor — Nov. 8, 2017

On Veterans Day Veterans Day, Nov. 11, is coming soon and I wanted to share some of my thoughts with you. Although it is not my intent to offend any of my fellow veterans or other patriotic ...

Letters to the Editor — Nov. 1, 2017

Supports Wenger Whatcom County is fortunate to have Barry Wenger running for port commissioner in the upcoming election. Barry has knowledge, experience and vision in waterfront development ...

Letters to the Editor — Oct. 25, 2017

Support jail Whatcom voters drive a hard bargain. When the jail ballot came up short in 2015, voters made it clear what they wanted from their leaders, and now they have it. From Blaine ...

Robinson, Buchanan compete for At-Large Council seat

Mary Kay Robinson Background and qualifications I am a 30-year resident of Whatcom County, have raised my children here and have spent the majority of my career in bank management and ...

Letters to the Editor — Oct. 18, 2017

Voting no on jail tax I do not believe we need a new jail and will not be voting for the new jail tax that will be on the ballot. There was a jail tax approved in 2004 and $31.7 million ...

Need for new jail is unavoidable

By Bill Elfo Whatcom County Sheriff Over the past 20 years, multiple citizen panels, task forces, engineers, professional jail planners and the U.S. Department of Justice have stressed ...

Say No to tax for jail expansion

By Joy Gilfilen President, Restorative Community Coalition Vote No on Whatcom County Proposition 2017-6. This 0.2 percent jail sales tax vote is critical to stop the unrelenting transfer ...

Experience at Meridian fuels Castro, Elenbaas school board pursuit

Jeannie Castro Background and qualifications I currently am a para-educator for the Ferndale Academic Community Transition program teaching life skills to 18- to 21-year- old students. ...