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Articles published Wed, Feb 27, 2013

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Letters to the editor: February 28 - March 6, 2013


Whatcom residents take teaching to task in Kenya

When Kenya vice president Stephen Kolonzo and his wife Pauline opened a school to educate 20 impoverished children under their care, they quickly found themselves in over their heads.

Blaine schools wrangle with federal and state reforms

Local educators are elbow deep in adopting major reforms as they work together to hammer out the details of federal and state initiatives that fundamentally alter how students are taught, and how students and teachers alike are evaluated.

High time for marijuana regulations to be formed

On December 6, 2012, recreational use of marijuana became legal in the state of Washington, but how the new liberty will be regulated is still vastly undetermined.

Boutique locker room, mailing center opens for business in Blaine

Leslie Pendergrass says she canĂ¢t take credit for the idea of a boutique locker room, vehicle storage and mail reception business, but she opened shop on February 26 in hopes of fulfilling a border town need.

Birdwatchers have their eyes on the sky

The March 6 lunch meeting of the Blaine Chamber of Commerce will feature an update on the Wings Over Water Northwest Birding Festival along with a special guest presentation by birder Joe Meche from the North Cascades Audubon Society.

Time to sign up for school

It's time to get those little munchkins signed up for school.

Whatcom County Home and Garden Show set for March 8 to 10 in Lynden

Spring is on its way and with it, thoughts of sprucing up the home and garden.

Walk this way: Birch Bay chamber discussion of Wolf's Beach restoration project draws crowd

Kathy Berg addresses a packed house during the February 19 Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce meeting at the newly opened CJ's Beach House restaurant.


Roland A. Montoure

June 3, 1931 - February 19, 2013

Lisa Nicole Curry

February 19, 1977 - February 7, 2013


Police Reports: February 20 - 26, 2013


Castle Rock crushes Blaine's post-season hopes in overtime heartbreaker

The Blaine girls played their hearts out, forcing an overtime decision against an undefeated team that was used to beating its opponents by 20 or more points.


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