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East Blaine sewer system in need of serious updates

Blaine City Council unanimously voted during the March 22 council meeting to authorize city manager Michael Jones to approve a contract between public works and engineering firm David Evans and … more

Women’s rights trailblazer joins Christ Episcopal Church as pastor

Christ Episcopal Church recently welcomed the church’s new reverend, Susan Mills, a trailblazer for women’s rights being one of the first women ordained by the Episcopal Church back in … more

Covid-19 in Whatcom County, by school district boundaries: March 27

As of March 28, Whatcom County has had a total of 7,256 confirmed cases of Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic and 227 probable cases (7,483 total cases), according to Washington State … more

Insurance commissioner bans credit scoring for three years

On March 23, Washington state insurance commissioner Mike Kreidler issued an emergency rule prohibiting insurance companies from using credit scores to determine rates on automobile, homeowners and … more

Fourth round of Working Washington grants open

Businesses can apply for the latest round of Working Washington small business grants from the Washington State Department of Commerce. Applications will be open until 5 p.m. on Friday, April … more

Road Rules: Driving with your children

What if I could guarantee you a 47 percent improvement in the quality of your daily commute? Yeah, I can’t do that, but it would be great if I could, right? That doesn’t mean … more

Know your risks for kidney disease: Are you the 1 in 3 people affected?

The Mount Baker Foundation is sponsoring a Kidney Health Awareness Initiative to help reduce the number of people in Whatcom County who experience kidney disease. Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is … more

Senate Democrat spending plan increases state spending by 12 percent

Funding for health care, education and efforts to curb houselessness are promised in a $59.2 billion state budget proposal from the Washington Senate Democrats unveiled March 25.  “This … more

Letters to the Editor: April 1-7, 2021

The Editor: Greatly appreciate the Olympia Highlights Column. All newspapers should print a similar column to promote transparency of government. It was interesting to note that in the March 25-31 … more

Kindergarten online registration opens March 29

Online registration for new kindergarteners to start at Blaine primary school in the fall will open Monday, March 29. Children must turn 5 years old by August 31 to be eligible. The Blaine school … more

City’s emergency Covid-19 provisions set to expire

Now that Whatcom County is in Phase 3 of governor Jay Inslee’s Roadmap to Recovery, city manager Michael Jones updated council with the city of Blaine’s emergency provisions during the … more

Covid-19 in Whatcom County, by school district boundaries: March 20

As of March 20, Whatcom County has had a total of 7,094 confirmed cases of Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic and 198 probable cases (7,292 total cases), according to Washington State … more

WSDA asks public to continue Asian giant hornet outreach

It’s that time of year again: The days are getting longer, spring flowers are blooming and Asian giant hornets are waking up from winter hibernation. Washington State Department of … more

U.S./Canada border closure extends through April

The U.S./Canada border closure to non-essential travel has been extended for the 12th time with a continued closure until at least April 21, 2021. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) … more

Blaine Library bids farewell to Macheras after 32 years of helping readers

After 32 years at the Blaine library, Patty Macheras is retiring from a devoted career as a public service assistant that allowed her to share her love for storytelling with the … more

Blaine City Council approves commission for downtown murals

Downtown Blaine will soon have more artwork adorning building walls after Blaine City Council voted 7-0 to create a commission bringing three murals to the city. The ad-hoc arts commission, … more

Spring sports season competition begins next week, baseball delayed a week

Practice began this week for all Blaine spring sports, except for baseball, in the upcoming second season of high school athletics. Due to a positive Covid-19 case ending the football team’s … more

Homeowner finds mysterious meat in outdoor dog kennel

The Blaine police department will increase patrol around south Blaine after a homeowner reported last week someone had thrown a frozen piece of meat into an outdoor dog kennel on their … more

New pastor Todd Gallahar joins Northwood Chapel

Northwood Chapel, formerly known as Northwood Alliance Church, recently hired pastor Todd Gallahar to bring new changes to the C Street church. “They’re looking for someone to freshen … more
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