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  • The Northern Light: December 1-7, 2022

Respiratory illness overwhelms hospital, causes medicine shortages
A respiratory illness is filling the hospital with cases and creating shortages of kids’ fever medicine. Whatcom County …
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Life Line health screenings coming to Blaine on Friday, December 2
Life Line Screening will host health screenings on Friday, December 2 at American Legion Peace Arch Post 86, 4580 Legion Drive in …
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Bellingham Jingle Bell Run to raise awareness for arthritis research
A 5K holiday run in Bellingham is aiming to raise $130,000 for arthritis research on Saturday, December 10.  The Arthritis …
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Atwood Farm Brewery offering local brews on Sweet Road
Josh Smith of Atwood Farm Brewery prefers to be in his dirty room. That’s what he calls the brew room, on his family farm, on …
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Bereavement support group comes to Blaine
PeaceHealth Whatcom Hospice will be offering a bereavement support group for Blaine residents struggling during the holiday season …
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Salishan neighborhood loses power for 7 hours
A power outage in the Salishan neighborhood impacted about 100 homes on November 20. Blaine interim public works director Gary …
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Road Rules: Driving on icy or snowy roads
Question: What should I do if my car starts to skid on ice or snow?  Answer: Many years ago, I learned a valuable principle …
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Native landscaping program offered to Birch Bay residents again
Birch Bay homeowners will have a second opportunity to participate in Whatcom County’s free native landscaping program after the …
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Breaking down Washington’s school funding formula
School budgets in Washington state are always under scrutiny – few people understand the ins and outs of K-12 funding, and it …
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