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Five things to know about salmon in streams

More than 7 million pink and chinook salmon are now making their way from the Pacific Ocean into Washington’s rivers and streams to spawn. This summer, Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association staff members ...

Letters to the editor

Why we should defund Planned Parenthood    This is why Planned Parenthood should be defunded. According to the organization’s own annual report for 2013: • Planned Parenthood facilities performed ...

Meetings

Wednesday, Aug. 26 • Meridian School Board, Meridian High School library, 194 W. Laurel Rd., 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27 • Bellingham Technical College Board of Trustees, College Services board room on ...

Enjoying an island, family togetherness

To those of you whose children and grandchildren all reside within convenient commuting distance, I say good for you. I am not so privileged. And so we have to set aside a time every two or three years ...

Letters to the editor

We need a new jail    Can you even imagine 34 women sharing one toilet, crammed in together with no way out? All privacy lost, all chance to control their own lives lost. Forget comfort, this is a ...

Letters to the editor

Can’t trust Planned Parenthood Doesn’t it seem odd that Planned Parenthood would claim only 3 percent of their services are abortions? Why would any organization put so much effort into defending 3 ...

Letters to the Editor — Aug. 5, 2015

More rats and less feral cats: connected?   On the front page of the July 29 issue of the Lynden Tribune is a headline declaring that there is an increase in the rat population in Lynden and the county. ...
Injuries and inconsistency in the starting rotation, a sharp decline in bullpen effectiveness and another dismal offense have done in the 2015 Mariners. (Courtesy photo/MLB.com)

14 years and counting: 2015 Mariners a major letdown

SEATTLE — This was supposed to be the season the Seattle Mariners finally broke their 14-year postseason drought. After riding an elite pitching staff to 87 wins last year and finishing just one victory ...

Guest opinion: Canadian ports are eating our lunch

Unfortunately, Seattle Congressman Jim McDermott was correct earlier this year when he said Canada’s West Coast ports are “eating our lunch!” Both Washington and British Columbia are blessed with ...

Letter to the editor

Become an informed voter before November    Primary voting is happening in most areas of Whatcom County by Aug. 4. Between now and November, it will be vitally important to become an informed voter ...