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Articles published Wed, Apr 24, 2013

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Letters: April 25 - May 1, 2013


Coal dust worries across the border spark new studies by municipalities

A major concern of residents opposed to the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal/Custer Spur project is the potential impact on their health and the environment.

Feds propose feasibility study for border crossing fees

A proposal raising the possibility of border crossing fees that was buried in the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) 2014 budget request has sparked outrage and concern in border towns across the country.

Boozy bow and arrow outburst leads to three months in the cooler

A Birch Bay man avoided being charged with second-degree assault for aiming a bow and arrow at his girlfriend, but pleaded guilty to attempted unlawful imprisonment and attempted second-degree arson.

Paso del Norte hosts Senior Grad Night fundraiser

The owners of Paso del Norte restaurant are helping Blaine High School seniors safely celebrate their graduation in a drug- and alcohol-free party following the graduation ceremony in June.

Shellfish tours teach about ecosystem

The Garden of the Salish Sea: Education and Community Outreach program will be offering public tours of the Drayton Harbor Community Oyster Farm on Thursday, April 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Council seat now vacant

At the April 22 regular city council meeting, Ken Oplinger resigned from his position as city council member, effective immediately.


Tsunami debris can carry non-native plants and animals

Debris from the March 2011 tsunami in Japan is washing up on the shores of the Pacific Northwest.

Custom cabinets for garages: A place for everything, and everything in its place

Spring is finally in sight, and for many homeowners that means it's time to open the windows, dust off the shelves and get organized.

Take a step to save a life: Wear life jackets properly when on the water

Boating season has arrived and, as always, boaters are hoping for a memorable boating summer.

BP Heron Environmental Center breaks ground after years of planning

After close to a decade of planning and preparing, a dream is finally coming true.

Take a breath and pass on the energy

A global health and healing event will unfold across the planet on Saturday, April 27 at 10 a.m. as the world breathes together during World Tai Chi and Qigong Day.

"Teachers of the Year" honored at school board

In recognition of Teacher Appreciation Week proclaimed by governor Jay Inslee, the Blaine school district honored its "Co-Teachers of the Year" at a school board meeting April 22.

Nationwide housing demand outpaces supply, local trends remain in step

Builders aren't building homes fast enough to match increasing demand, according to a report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR).


Border Patrol: March 15 - April 15


Baseball on a "pretty big slide," falls to 0 - 10

The Blaine baseball team lost two games this week, falling to the bottom of Northwest Conference standings with a 0 - 10 record.

Track and field results from NWC championships

The girls track team scored 16 points and placed 10th out of 13 teams at the NWC Championship Meet at Civic Field in Bellingham April 19.

So nice, they did it twice

The Blaine girls softball team's record improved to five wins, three losses in Northwest Conference (NWC) play after two key wins against Meridian and Sehome.


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