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Back pay assured to federal workers

Local impacts of stalemate are mostly tied to the border; Ferndale Food Bank offering food to furloughed workers By the Lynden Tribune and Ferndale Record staffs   WHATCOM ­— ...

Boys & Girls Clubs to receive STEM upgrades from Phillips 66 grant

Editor’s Note: The original version of this story specified that the grant had come from BP, when in reality it came from Phillips 66. Also, the original subhead indicated that ...

‘Bachman house’ sold, now Gracewood Manor

It is available for events via Faithlife Corp. By Elisa Claassen for the Lynden Tribune   LYNDEN — After being on the market for more than two years starting at $4.4 million, ...

Home prices rise 34 percent since 2015

2018 was again solid, but real estate market is now cooling   WHATCOM — The county experienced another solid increase in home sale prices in 2018, but trends developed that may ...

BP Refinery gives $100,000 to kick off Birch Bay library fundraising

  BLAINE — Local library fundraisers got a big holiday gift this season, $100,000 pledged by the BP Cherry Point Refinery to launch the major capital campaign for a public library ...

Lighthouse Mission begins Shower Connect

Its operation is open to volunteer groups’ help   WHATCOM — A hot shower is a taken-for-granted routine of the day for most people. But for those living on the streets of Bellingham, ...

Foundation will again fund projects ‘neighborly’

Application deadline Feb. 15   WHATCOM — If you have an idea that will strengthen community ties in Whatcom County, the Whatcom Community Foundation wants to hear from you. Applications ...

Ski to Sea Race registration open for 2019

  WHATCOM — Registration for the 47th annual Ski to Sea Race is now open, and since Jan. 4 already 50 teams have registered and 31 have paid.   The big race this year is Sunday, ...

Bellingham Farmers Market taking applicants

  BELLINGHAM — The Bellingham Farmers Market is now accepting applications for the main season markets.   The downtown market runs every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., starting ...

Legislators talk issues at MHS forum

Van Werven, Ericksen and Rep.-elect Shewmake begin work in Olympia next week By Brent Lindquist [email protected]   LAUREL — One election can change a great deal, and that ...