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Ferndale, Lynden among state’s fastest-growing cities; Bellingham lags

The U.S. Census Bureau’s latest population estimates, valid mid-2014, show Bellingham’s growth continues to lag that of the smaller ...

Hired Guns construction framers Juan Jose, left, and Joel Lara Cabrera put up a wall at the Affinity at Bellingham apartment complex under construction off Telegraph Road in Bellingham Tuesday, April 21, 2015. The 55-and-older complex is expected to be finished next March. It’s part of a boom in construction jobs in Whatcom County.

One of two protesters leaves Shell ship in Bellingham Bay; woman remains

One of two protesters who affixed themselves to an Arctic oil-drilling support ship parked north of Seattle left the vessel Sunday, but the other ...

Aeromech comes across Ski to Sea line, but winner still unclear

Aeromech Sensible Technology crossed the finish line first in the 2015 Ski to Sea race, but a train delay means the winner is not yet clear.


ABOUT REAL ESTATE: Remodeling projects raise new insurance issues for homeowners

Question: You suggested that a homeowner who was planning a big remodeling project might need to increase his liability insurance in case the general contractor, or one of the subcontractors, gets hurt while working on the property. The general contractor...


Storming Yakima: Squalicum earns trip to state semis with wins over Sequim, Anacortes

By the time Harper Moore escaped from his third consecutive Houdini act, a trip to Yakima felt like the Storm’s destiny rather than a string...

Squalicum's Ernie Yake jumps onto the back of Connor Sage after defeating Anacortes to advance to the semifinal round of the 2A State Baseball Championships on Saturday, May 23, at Joe Martin Field in Bellingham.

John Nash, wife, 'A Beautiful Mind' inspiration, die in NJ

John Forbes Nash Jr., a mathematical genius whose struggle with schizophrenia was chronicled in the 2001 movie "A Beautiful Mind," has died along with...

FILE - In this Oct. 28, 1997 file photo, John Forbes Nash, 1994 Economics Nobel Prize winner, takes a break during the European School of Economics conference in Rome. Nash, the Nobel Prize-winning mathematician whose struggle with schizophrenia was chronicled in the 2001 movie "A Beautiful Mind,” died in a car crash along with his wife in New Jersey on Saturday, May 23, 2015, police said.
Letters to the Editor

Disappointed with planning decision

I am extremely disappointed in the Planning Commission’s decision to limit growth. I believe the decision is short sighted and will ultimately create a community where only the wealthy can afford to live, while exacerbating the traffic on ...