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Articles published Wed, Dec 14, 2011

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Letters to the Editor: December 15 - December 21, 2011


City council tables vote on Martin property condemnation

After initially approving condemnation proceedings on property in east Blaine in October, Blaine City Council has decided to take more time to study the issue after being required to authorize condemnation a second time.

RE Sources sues SSA Marine for Clean Water Act violations

A Bellingham-based environmental group that has been one of the most vocal opponents of the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal has filed suit against the company seeking to build the project.

Domestic violence rates higher in Blaine than county

Over the past six years, domestic violence criminal offenses have been more common in Blaine than in Whatcom County or across the state, according to a recent report.

City council unanimously approves 2012 budget

After weeks of deliberation and two public hearings, Blaine City Council has approved the city’s 2012 budget.

Trillium owner files for bankruptcy

The Bellingham developer whose company was behind most of the Semiahmoo area development and a number of other large projects throughout Whatcom County has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Blaine man sentenced in email scam

A Blaine man has been sentenced to five years in prison after scamming millions of dollars from victims across the country.

11-year-old seeking funds for student ambassador trip

An 11-year-old Blaine HomeConnection student has been selected as a U.S. student ambassador, and he needs the community’s help to begin a journey that will take him to the British Isles.


Richard “Dick” Doyle Fleharty: August 11, 1938 – December 5, 2012


Police Reports: December 7 - December 13, 2011

Police reports from the Blaine Police Department for December 7 - December 13, 2011


Holiday decorations galore in Blaine

Local photographer David Riffle took the time to tour Blaine on behalf of The Northern Light and capture some examples of holiday decorations on local homes and businesses.


Third-quarter meltdown proves costly for Blaine

The Blaine girls’ basketball team turned in a solid first-half effort against undefeated Burlington-Edison, but couldn’t overcome the Tigers’ aggressive defense in the second half, losing 40–35 at home on Tuesday, December 13.

Blaine earns individual victories at annual Battle at the Border

Blaine took fifth overall with 150 team points in the annual Battle at the Border, a two-day, 22-team wrestling tournament held at Blaine High School on Saturday, December 10.

Price grabs double-double in boys’ loss

The Burlington-Edison Tigers sent the Borderites boys’ basketball team packing with a 66-50 defeat on Tuesday, December 13, at Burlington-Edison High School.


Blaine tech student association prepares for cancer research fundraiser

Blaine High School’s Technology Student Association (TSA) today announced plans for its seventh annual American Cancer Society fundraiser the week of Jan. 3 – 6, 2012. Launched in 2005, the TSA project invites students, teachers and members of the community to participate in a week-long competition to raise funds for the American Cancer Society.


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