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Articles published Wed, Aug 28, 2013

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Opinion: Accountability, transparency should be essential requirements for government agencies

The revelations of secret government surveillance programs earlier this year were deeply troubling.

Letters to the editor: August 28-September 4


Council agrees to retain tourism director position, fund other programs

The city of Blaine will be able to keep its toursim director after all.

Sheriff's office to change policies in wake of unlawful arrest

The unlawful arrest and ill treatment of an elderly, deaf Blaine man has brought about a change of policy for the Whatcom County Sheriff's Office.

Fresh faces arrive at Blaine School District

Leslie Drury of Ferndale has been hired by Home Connection as an Alternative Learning Education (ALE) instructor where she will teach language arts, social studies and math.

Teachers move into new science, life skills rooms

Contractors and teachers alike hustled to get the new science and life skills classrooms ready for students August 27, the day before the first day of classes.

Whatcom Water Weeks ahead

Water is everywhere, but where exactly do we acces it from and how can we take care of it?

Young at Heart: September events

How quickly summer is slipping from us!

Insects can be benefical to boosting budding and blooming gardens

When insects are slithering and crawling over every inch of your garden like mini movie monsters, the instinct to squish the creepy-crawlies may be strong, but think twice before you bring down the boot.


Police Reports: August 20 - August 27, 2013


Girls soccer team, new coaches ready for season

New coaches mean new routines and a lot of hard work for the girls soccer team as they prepare for their first game of the season, but after the first few days of practice everyone seems to be on board with the changes.


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