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    Rant: Worried about foster care system

    Does anyone else wonder why the teen who tortured the family cat had no empathy for what he had done? Imagine being shuffled around to 14 different foster homes in his short life. Fourteen different sets of parents who had him for a short time and then was moved on to another home. Fourteen different...

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    Rave: Thanks those who help elk

    I would like to thank and commend Jim Carstens and everyone who assisted him in building the electrified fence at his farm to keep the elk away. The usual response by government agencies and others is to just kill them. That’s one of the reasons we love living here is the care and interest...

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    Rave: Likes Whatcom Family YMCA dance

    As a mother to Bellingham elementary school child, living in a time where lots of kids spend too much time in front of the TV and/or computer, I am looking forward to a free fun family event in November. Thank you in advance to the Whatcom Family YMCA for hosting a me and my “guy” ...

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    RANT: Unhappy with pot coverage

    I don’t understand why it is that the editors think it is appropriate or desirable that every time a pot store opens it is heralded on the front page of the newspaper - in large letters. Somehow I never thought I would live in a town that was proud of the fact it was the first town in Washington...

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    RAVE: Enjoyed SkillShare community

    This past weekend I had the extraordinary experience of attending and volunteering at the 3rd annual SkillShare Faire in Ferndale’s beautiful Hovander Park. This was a great event, and showed me, a relative newcomer to Whatcom county, that the community of Bellingham is world class in the...

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    RAVE: Fundraiser for awareness

    I am a 33-year-old woman who lives a very unusual life. My main source of nutrition goes through a fancy, purple IV line in my chest. So often you hear about Americans’ obsession with weight loss and diet fads and those who are struggling with obesity. What doesn’t make the headlines...

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    Rave: Touched by generosity at Barkley Haggen store

    Rave for the very nice lady in the Barkley Haggen store who contributed $100 to the bill I was in the process of paying at the time.

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    Rave: Lummi Nation police officer saved the night

    I would like to thank the young Lummi Nation police officer who stopped and helped me after I accidentally locked my keys and cellphone in my vehicle last night. I had been photographing the super moon and made the super mistake of leaving my keys in the ignition with my cellphone, purse and camera...

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    Rave: Happy for support from Bellingham breweries

    I recently attended the first annual Washington Brewshed Beer Fest in Seattle organized by the nonprofit Washington Wild to support and protect clean water - a vital ingredient for great beer and healthy living. I was very excited to see that three of the 21 breweries were from Bellingham. Boundary...

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    Rave: Thanks to donors to Ferndale's Other Bank

    Since 2001, the Ferndale Other Bank has been providing support to low income Ferndale School students by providing basic hygiene and cleaning products ranging from toilet paper and toothpaste to laundry detergent and shampoo. Over the 2013-14 school year, we reached over 170 families. We want to...

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