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Articles published Wed, Nov 28, 2012

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Letters to the editor: November 29 - December 5, 2012


Holiday Harbor Lights set to shine in Blaine

It's been known by different names, but the spirit of the Holiday Harbor Lights festival has always been the same, and each year the residents of Blaine herald the holiday season by lighting a community Christmas tree and welcoming Santa Claus to town.

City of Blaine hosts Youth in Government Day

Blaine's city council members looked quite different at the council's meeting on Monday, November 26, as familiar faces took a backseat to fresh-faced teens as part of the city's annual Youth in Government Day.

County council funds Birch Bay projects, approves 2013-14 budget

A marathon Whatcom County Council meeting that lasted until midnight Tuesday, November 20, resulted in an approved biannual county budget of approximately $179 million, the establishment of both the Birch Bay Drive and Pedestrian Facility Project Fund and the Birch Bay-Lynden Road/Portal Way Signalization/Improvement Project Fund.

Board approves plans for new science wing

The Blaine school board approved construction design plans on Monday night for a science wing for the high school, and a life-skills classroom at both the high school and middle school.

Blaine is Beautiful looks for its holiday star

It's time to deck your yards for the holidays.

10,000 signatures gathered in support of GPT

On Tuesday, November 27, a group of business and labor leaders under the banner of the Northwest Jobs Alliance (NWJA) arrived at the Whatcom County Courthouse to deliver a petition with more than 10,000 signatures in support of the Gateway Pacific Terminal (GPT) project and the expansion of U.S. export capacity.

Ferndale scoping meeting for GPT on Thursday

There will be a public hearing at the Ferndale Events Center on Thursday, November 29, from 3 to 7 p.m., concerning the Gateway Pacific Terminal (GPT) project, a proposed coal export facility at Cherry Point.

NOAA receives petition to remove Orca whales from endangered species listing

Controversy over water rights to the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta in California may result in a group of killer whales that summer in local waters being removed from the endangered species list.

Walk, don't run: Joe Klein takes to the road for healthy living at a faster pace

It's a good bet that if you're out and about on the roads anywhere from Blaine to Ferndale you'll probably see Joe Klein pacing along with his dog Noah close by his side.

Same-sex marriages now legal, county officials expect increase in marriage license applications

The Whatcom County Auditor's Office is planning extended hours December 6, 7 and 8 to accommodate a predicted increase of marriage license applications.


Police Reports: November 20 - November 27, 2012


Blaine High golf star accepts athletic scholarship from University of Wyoming

Local golfing phenom Ryan Wallen publicly signed his acceptance letter Tuesday, November 20, to attend the University of Wyoming in Laramie, Wyoming, next fall.

Blaine girls pulverize Concrete, team off to a solid start for 2012-13 season

The Blaine High School girl's basketball team started their 2012-13 season off with a bang at home Tuesday evening, November 27, in a convincing 71-30 point victory over the Concrete Lions.


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