Thu, Sep 1, 2011 


The Northern Light seeks ways locals will commemorate Sept. 11, 2001

With the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, just more than a week away, we at The Northern Light are asking Blaine and Birch Bay residents to share how they will commemorate the occasion.

Wed, Aug 31, 2011 


State test scores show improvement across most Blaine schools

Recently released state test scores paint a generally positive picture of Blaine’s schools, though the Blaine school district as a whole failed to meet federal standards in reading established by the No Child Left Behind Act.

Tue, Aug 30, 2011 


Newly improved H Street sees increase in speeding violations

Blaine police have seen an increase in H Street resident complaints about cars and trucks speeding on H Street and are stepping up patrols in the area to try to combat the problem.

Thu, Aug 25, 2011 


Peace Arch State Park to host meeting on tree restoration

Washington state parks officials are planning to replace a row of trees that once lined the Peace Arch State Park's border with Canada, and they want the public's opinion on it.

Tue, Aug 23, 2011 


Blaine city staff explore final purchase of Banner Bank building

A little more than a month into the agreement that gives the city of Blaine six months to consider the purchase of the Banner Bank building, city officials are in the process of determining what changes would need to be made to make the building fit the city’s needs.

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