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Articles published Wed, Apr 17, 2013

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Letters to the editor: April 18-24, 2013


WTA proposes more changes to Route 55

The Whatcom Transportation Authority (WTA) is once again proposing changes to Route 55, the bus route that provides daily service from Blaine and Birch Bay to Bellingham.

Drayton Harbor reopens to shellfish harvest

The oyster farm in Drayton Harbor got a clean bill of health and was reopened for harvesting on April 17.

Gateway Pacific Terminal agencies review 125,000 public comments to determine scoping requirements

A 140-page report summarizing the nearly 125,000 public comments concerning the scope of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal (GPT) at Cherry Point was released April 1.

Blaine Family Service Center is in need

The Blaine Family Service Center, which provides a variety of services to low income and homeless families within the Blaine school district, is in need of hygiene and household products.

Utility upgrades available for mobile home owners

Puget Sound Energy (PSE) is offering electric customers who live in manufactured homes and use electric forced-air as their primary heat source the chance to seal up leaky ductwork and receive other energy efficiency upgrades for free.

Realtors recognized at national convention

Several real estate brokers with Century 21 Bay Properties were named as top producing sales associates for 2012.

New member of staff

The Northern Light's newest staff member, Shuksan, takes a romp through the grass on April 16.

The unheralded perks of pampering your pooch

Regular pet grooming is about more than just looks it can help prevent a range of health problems, especially for dogs that spend time outdoors.

Powered by the sun: New incentives make solar energy more affordable for homeowners

When you think about the Pacific Northwest, sunshine is probably not the first thing that comes to mind.

Do your part: Plant a tree for Earth Day this weekend

Earth Day is just around the corner on April 22, and it's the perfect time to begin thinking about how you can do your part to better the environment.

Oplinger accepts new position in California

Ken Oplinger, president of the Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce and Industry, has announced that he will be leaving the organization next month.

Don't drip and drive - April program helps drivers find leaks and discounted solutions

Vehicle leaks can cause havoc for drivers and the environment, but a new program called "Don't Drip and Drive" puts Western Washington residents in the driver's seat for finding an affordable fix.


Police Reports: April 10 - 16, 2013


Girls beat Bellingham, fall to Ferndale

The girls softball team had their ups and downs this week, tallying one lopsided win against Bellingham and a loss against Ferndale to bring their Northwest Conference (NWC) record to 3-3.

Butschli leads Blaine soccer to conference win

Blaine broke a seven-game losing streak by defeating Nooksack Valley on their home turf April 12.

Blaine shut out by Meridian

The baseball team lost to Northwest Conference-leading Bellingham (5-1 NWC) and Meridian (2-4 NWC) this week, extending Blaine's in-conference drought to 0-6.


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