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County Assessor weighs in on tax bills

Property value is up, but so are education levies By Calvin Bratt [email protected]   WHATCOM ­— County property tax statements for 2020 are arriving in mailboxes, and ...

School levies pass, except for Ferndale’s

Appreciation voiced by the superintendent By Elizabeth Kayser [email protected]   WHATCOM ­— Most of the county public school district levies on the Feb. 11 ballot ...

WSDOT seeking input on Slater interchange

FERNDALE — An engineer with the Washington State Department of Transportation will be at the Ferndale Library from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 21, to answer questions about ...

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  WHATCOM — Author Eowyn Ivey visits Bellingham and the county March 5-7 for five free public presentations regarding her novel and this year’s Whatcom READS’ pick, “To ...

Shewmake gets childcare bill through House

It revises how licensing of rural facilities is done in state   OLYMPIA — On Feb. 13 the Washington State House of Representatives passed legislation sponsored by Rep. Sharon ...

Ferndale students put on a loverly show

Featuring classic songs like ‘Wouldn’t It Be Loverly’ and ‘With a Little Bit of Luck,’ ‘My Fair Lady’ premieres soon on FHS stage By Brent Lindquist [email protected] ...

District leaders address levy failure

Community forums set for Saturday, Monday to gather local residents’ input By Brent Lindquist [email protected] FERNDALE — Eleven school levies went before Whatcom County ...

Arson suspected in Sunday hay fire

Silage bales reading ‘TRUMP 2020’ burned in fire at corner of Grandview, Enterprise roads FERNDALE — The Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office suspects arson in a late-night fire ...

2020 Levies

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News briefs — Feb. 12, 2020

Erosion closes Marine Reserve trail to beach   POINT WHITEHORN ­— Due to storm-related bluff erosion, the stairway accessing the beach at the Point Whitehorn Marine Reserve is ...